As summer nears its end, we on the NTAM committee are looking ahead to the January 2018 meeting in Tignes. 2018 sees a return to the Hotel Village Montana, which is now beginning to feel like a 'home away from home' for many of us. We are busy compiling the educational programme for the January meeting and look forward to welcoming Dr Tony Roche from the University of Washington as our plenary speaker.
The trainees who run the day-to-day work of answering emails, dealing with the travel agent and persuading delegates for their talks begin to swing into action. We wouldn't be able to put it all together without an enormous amount of work from them. The Organising Committee met in the Summer and have confirmed the format of the conference and an initial framework for the presentations - hands on ultrasound is perennially on the wishlist but finding and lugging the kit up to the resort has proved to be beyond our budget. Any suggestions....?
We mustn't also forget to mention Simon Hoskyns of Alpine Answers who manages the accommodation, skipasses and transfer from Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Keeping the costs down is getting more difficult. We've been going to the Village Montana in Tignes now for over 10 years. Simon has built a close relationship with them and managed to reserve our 'slot' even as the hotel gets more swanky and popular.