FACSS is continuing to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we understand the circumstances may be impacting your decisions on attending or submitting an abstract. As of March 27, 2020, planning for SciX in October continues with the well-being of our attendees in mind. Any changes will be posted on the meeting website, and details and FAQs are available HERE. For the most up-to-date information regarding the virus and health travel advisories, please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and the World Health Organization.
2020 - SPARKS
The 2020 SciX Team is responsible for planning, organizing, and running the 2020 North American annual meeting presented by FACSS. This team joins the ranks of previous officers and team members who have successfully served FACSS and its meetings since the founding of FACSS in 1973. Starting in 2009, the overall responsibility for the conference rests with the General Chair. Each of the other SciX chairs is responsible for organizing one of the cornerstones of the meeting and reports to the General Chair.
Short Courses Chair
Program Chair SciX
Exhibits Chair Elect
FACSS Executive Officers
Each Executive Officer of the FACSS organization is an unpaid volunteered who has been duly elected to serve by the FACSS Governing Board. The Executive Officers' role is to advise the Governing Board on policy, shall study and recommend action on proposals, and shall assume the responsibility for the governance and welfare of the FACSS organization in the interim between Governing Board meetings. The Governing Board Chairperson runs the Governing Board meetings that are held twice each year, at the SciX meeting presented by FACSS in the fall and at PittCon in the spring. The past governing board chairpersons bring their experience to the meetings and help guide FACSS through the years of their term, which is eight years including their years as chair-elect, chair, past-chair and past-past-chair roles.