2016 – August 30

August 30th , 2016

Meeting venue:
Virtual meeting using MeetNow 20.00 - 21.00 (Finland 21.00 - 22:00)

Jon Hausken (N), Astrid Helene Sydtveit (N), Kirsten Simonsen (Dk), Greta Edelstam (S), Paula Peltopuro (Fi), Snorri Einarsson (Ic), Kirsten Louise Tryde Macklon (Dk) next congress

Elisabeth Carlsen (DFS), Antti Perheentupa (SFY), Susanna Apter (SSRM), Ingrid Synnøve Brattbakk (NOFAB)

Not present:
Kirsten Simonsen and Astrid Helene Sydtveit

The MeetNow do not work when there are so many participants ! We had to change to MeetAt, ordinary telephone meeting. Jon will talk to the supplier and hopefully this will work in the future



  1. Secretary of the meeting: Jon
  2. Jon informed about Guðmundur that he will not attend the board anymore. Snorri will be representing Iceland alone. The board had no objections.
  3. Paula informed about the new website. The board decided to launch it as soon as possible. Jon will write the first newsletter and encourage the members to contribute with suggestions and ideas to make this new web site working as a useful tool for all NFS members
  4. Elisabeth informed about the next NFS education course in Copenhagen 10-11 November. The program is set. Board members responsible for asking the invited speakers have to ask them again to confirm that they do come. We will have a new short board meeting in October to be sure that everything is settled
  5. Kirsten Louise updated the board about the next NFS Congress. All 5 major sponsors have committed; 200 000 DKK each. The economy is secured. Congratulations Kirsten Louise and your team. We are really looking forward to the meeting
  6. News from the National chairmen. Susanna informed us about the SSRM plan for new members in future NFS boards. Susanna and Greta informed about the annual Ferring Grant for SSRM. Ingrid, Elisabeth and Antti agreed to be members of the scientific group who will decided the winner. The NFS board also suggested making this to an annual NFS Grant. This will increase the numbers of applicants and thereby the prestige of the Grant. The board decided to talk to Ferring at the NFS education meeting 10-11 November
  7. Next meeting: Thursday 13th of October 20.00 Danish time Jon will send an agenda before the meeting