The 2016 AGM for the Vasculitis Foundation Canada (VFC) will be held on April 16, 2016 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126, 334 Westminster Drive, Cambridge, Ontario.
The VFC AGM is the foundations annual obligation to, amongst other things: receive the Directors’/President’s report on the current and future business of the foundation, receive the Treasurer’s report and financial statements for the 2015 calendar year, receive the auditor’s report and appoint auditors for the new year, members also vote to elect officers (President, Treasurer and Secretary) and directors for the new year, and transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting.
The AGM starts at 2:30PM, however arrival and registration starts at 11AM followed by lunch 11:45 to 12:30PM, lab collections, welcome and introduction, and guest speaker Dr. Katherine Siminovitch. Don’t miss it! Remember, memberships must current to vote!
Our guest speaker will be Dr. Katherine Siminovitch, M.D., FRCP(C), Professor of Medicine, Rheumatologist, Geneticist, Senior Investigator at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Learn more encouraging news on her continuing, and long term, research which started way back in the spring of 2001! As in recent years she will once again have her lab assistants present to collect blood and DNA samples from all vasculitis patients to support her research in the genetic mapping of vasculitis. For those of you who have been donating multiple samples, for example last fall and spring, you are encouraged to repeat your labs again to assist in profiling genetic changes in disease activity over time. Finally, study controls are always welcome and needed for study inclusion, one time only, husbands and wives are ideal as they are not blood related!
The complete details for this years AGM can be found by clicking here!
We look forward to seeing, and meeting, as many of you as possible at this years VFC AGM.
Jon Stewart, President
Vasculitis Foundation Canada