A message from our President:

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

Paul Schlatter, 2019 NWA President

I can hear you thinking, “Paul, where are you going with the title for this month’s message?  That’s odd even by your standards!”  I will explain shortly, and I promise it will make sense. I can’t dig into the meaning of the title without first recognizing the hard work of the 2019 NWA Annual Meeting program chairs: Trisha Palmer and Dan Gallagher. They are leading a team of hardworking NWA members that recently combed through every single submitted abstract. In case you were wondering how that all works, abstracts are scored by multiple reviewers, most of whom have specific expertise in the field of interest. Then the co-chairs and others pow wow on how to fit the highest scoring oral presentations into a schedule, ensure they are grouped together appropriately, and flow from one concurrent session to the next. The process is akin to planning a wedding with overbearing in-laws (FWIW, my in-laws are fantastic). There are so many moving parts and unforeseen constraints. The team is powering through the process and doing a fantastic job with everything, and we should all be proud of the job they are doing as they assemble a draft agenda. I am confident that the fruits of their labor will show in grand fashion in Huntsville, in the best possible way for all of us who attend. You’ll get your first look at a draft agenda this month, be on the lookout for the announcement.

Back to the interesting (odd?) title of this month’s message. Have you ever seen a commercial for an event like a monster truck rally or drag racing? The announcer on the commercial usually has an extremely animated, deep, raspy voice, and says something like “Come on down the county fairgrounds for more horsepower and mud that you can possibly handle! You’ll pay for your entire seat, but you’ll only need half of it since you’ll be on the edge. The action is on SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!”  Those commercials are appropriate for Sunday at the NWA annual Meeting in Huntsville, Alabama, on Sept. 8, 2019! I get fired up just thinking about the line-up and activities being planned for Sunday (though don’t expect the horsepower and mud part).


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"Pay it Forward"


September 7-12, 2019

Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama


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Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 7 March 2019
  • Oral and Poster Presenters Notified: mid-April 2019
  • Preliminary Agenda Posted Online: early Summer 2019
  • 2019 NWA Annual Meeting: 7-12 September 2019

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