The Management Committee recently completed a successful meeting in Palm Springs California. Several Administrative matters were reviewed and completed. Always a significant item is the financial status of the Academy. Annual Review by the independent accounting firm for 2006 was very favorable and the review is currently now in progress for 2007 financial year.
The Academy's financial position continues to remain sound. A minor change in the Constitution & Bylaws was recommended and that will be presented at the Annual Meeting in October in San Antonio.
A major update of the current operational web-site is being formulated by our astute web-master, Mark Stanley. On the horizon is on line registration for Academy's meetings and functions at the Annual Session. Another major consideration is on line payments for International and U.S. fellows. Mark Stanley will be attending the Section Chair Caucus in San Antonio to review the site updates and gather input from the Section for future innovations to the web-site.
The Academy's senior student award program continues to be very successful with the dental schools world wide. The Foundation's annual scholarship program has been equally successful.
The Annual Session of the ADA /PFA will be in San Antonio Texas. The Grand Hyatt Hotel will be the headquarters hotel for both the Academy and the Foundation of the Academy. A complete schedule and dates can be found on our web-site, www.fauchard.org. For your future planning in 2009 the ADA and the Academy will meet in Honolulu Hawaii in October. More details will follow later on.
The Central Office would again like to thank all those Section Chairs who have submitted nominations for Fellowship processing. Your dedication to maintain a viable membership of the Academy is greatly appreciated by the entire Board of Trustees. As a reminder be sure to send me your future Section Meeting dates so that I can post your meeting dates to the calendar of events on our web-site. And also be sure to continue to send your meeting photos and report to the Editor Brophy for publication in the newsletter, Dental World.