California Society for Histotechnology
A Continuing Education Program
We hope to provide you, the members of the California Society for Histotechnology, with an information resource to help you in your day to day work and a reference for some of the less well known or more specialized aspects of our science. Our goal is to serve as a point of contact for our fellow members and to promote the sharing of knowledge and experience for the good of the Society as a whole. California is a large state with a wealth of practical and theoretical expertise held within the ranks of its technical professionals, let's do our best to promote and encourage the field of Histology and make our Society one to be proud to be a member of.
Best wishes for 2021!! And don't forget to renew your membership...
A Message from the CSH President
January 22, 2021
Happy New Year everyone,
I am sure that many of you are just as happy as I am to have 2020 in our “rear view mirror”! 2020 was like a “Train Wreck”, CSH meeting lost and rescheduled, NSH meeting lost and rescheduled and many graduations, birthday parties and family gatherings all lost due to the pandemic. My hope is that we can start to move forward with this crisis with the help of the incoming vaccines and try to get back to some semblance of normal!
I have been working with the 2021 CSH Symposium/Convention Hotel in Pleasanton since last November to make sure we are able to conduct our meeting this year. After the state of California was placed back into a shutdown for non-essential business, we realized that we were not going to be able to conduct another meeting due to the rising numbers of Covid-19. As of January 12th, 2021 the CSH Symposium/Convention has been rescheduled for 2023. Never in our history has a meeting ever been rescheduled or cancelled. To say that this pandemic has been an unprecedented event is truly an understatement!
It is my hope and prayer that we can just hit the “RESTART” button next year and have our meeting in San Diego as scheduled. With everyone doing their part both at work and at home we can all get through this pandemic and move about freely. Let us make 2021 better by working together to end the spread of Covid-19 so we can meet again with colleagues outside of our workplace to share new and wonderful ideas and news about our profession. Our newsletter will continue to share news and ideas about Histopathology. Share your thoughts and news with our editor and we can post many of these great ideas in the newsletter and on our website.
Until we meet again, stay well, stay safe and remember that we are all a large part of getting things back to a better place.
Kathy Hardy, CSH President