General news about or of interest to the ISG and its members.

Policy change for new registrations

The policy for new registrations has been changed such that all new registrations now require administrator approval. This following recent new users being created by spambots for the purpose of posting inappropriate content. These users and their content have obviously been removed. If you feel your account has been removed in error, contact edward.chadwick |at|

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Last Call for Ballots

The deadline for (email) voting in the ISG board member elections has been extended to Monday the 9th October. If you haven't already voted, please do so by Monday. This will allow us to present the results of the ballot at the meeting in Chicago on Tuesday. Your vote must be sent by email to or If you haven't already voted, you will have a final chance at the meeting.

For full details, see

Meeting schedule added to website

The Final Schedule for the ISG 2006 meeting in Chicago next week has been added to the website. Travel information has also been added to the meeting page.

ISG2006 registration now open

Registration for ISG2006 in Chicago is now open at

Abstracts will continue to be accepted until the end of this week, Friday September 8. The notification of acceptance date will remain September 15 and late registration will now begin after September 20.

See for full details of the conference.

Reminder of ISG voting deadline

This is a reminder that the deadline for voting in the ISG committee elections is September 1st 2006. The ballot must be returned by email to or or regular mail to Vandana Phadke, Program in PT, MMC 388, The University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, by that date.

For full details, see

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