CSE members, guests, and speakers converged on the historic city of Montreal, Quebec 3–6 May at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel for the 2013 CSE Annual Meeting. The theme of the meeting was “Communicate Science Effectively: The World Depends On It.” Thanks to our dedicated program committee led by cochairs Tony Alves and Michael Friedman and the short course organizers coordinated by Nancy Devaux, participants were able to choose among more than 30 concurrent sessions and four full-day short courses to learn and exchange ideas about how editors can more effectively communicate the results of science research. Special presentations included the keynote presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, Editorin-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine and the plenary presentation by Andrew Revkin, blogger for The New York Times. Outgoing CSE President Kenneth Heideman, a meteorologist by training, was apparently instrumental in arranging spectacular summer weather for the group tours and evening outings.
Plan to participate in the 2014 Annual Meeting to be held 2–5 May in San Antonio, Texas. Put it on your calendar now!