A proposal has been made to merge our professional group with the Reproductive Biology Professional Group and create an affiliated society within ASRM. This society would have direct representation to the Board of ASRM, and have more power as a joint society with the membership that both groups have, knowing that some members are in common. As a long-time embryologist, as well as a member of ASRM, I feel that we in the lab have much to add to education and policy. The ASRM seems to be willing to support the added level of involvement with this proposed society. Please refer to Mitch Schiewe’s proposal and plan on attending the ASRM meeting in Atlanta, take advantage of our 2 excellent postgraduate courses, and come to the members’ meetings that will be taking place. Also let your voice be heard in the survey. Let’s give this society a try!
--Alexis Adler, B.S.