• It Is Always That FIRST Drop That Gets You!

    Published on: 25-04-2021

    If you have ever ridden on a roller coaster, you know the emotions that go along with it.  First, you patiently (or impatiently) wait your turn in the queue.  Then you nervously ensure that the harnesses are correctly buckled and tight.  You are thrilled as the ride starts up that first big incline.

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  • Finally…Some Good News to Share!

    Published on: 01-02-2021

    Here we are – a full month into 2021 – and those that are frequent readers of my messages may have thought I have forgotten about you. Au contraire, mes amis. I have been purposely holding back on this latest message so that I can share some exciting news...

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  • “The Long and Winding Road” to “Come Together” in December

    Published on: 23-11-2020

    “Listen, Do You Want to Know a Secret?” By now all TIAFT Members should have received notification of the TIAFT Professional Development Symposium that will take place in December.

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  • Planning for a Positive End to 2020

    Published on: 12-09-2020

    As the end to a challenging 2020 approaches, I am happy to share some positive information from TIAFT. The TIAFT Board held its first virtual Regional Representatives Meeting in mid-September and it was a success!

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  • Managing the Difficulties of 2020

    Published on: 28-07-2020

    The world has been facing the COVID-19 pandemic for most (if not all) of the past six months. My well wishes go out to all. The TIAFT Board has been working over the past few months to resolve questions related to the impact that COVID has had on our annual conferences. We now can report how future meetings have been rescheduled.

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  • Sometimes the Right Decisions are the Hardest to Make

    Published on: 11-05-2020

    The TIAFT Mid-Year Board Meeting was held virtually over four days in early May. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, one of the major topics was the 2020 TIAFT Conference scheduled for early November.

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  • "These are the times that try men’s souls" (Thomas Paine)

    Published on: 16-04-2020

    The winter of 1776 was harsh and American patriots were facing doubt in their “revolutionary cause”. George Washington’s own troops were ready to give up the fight, so he ordered them to read aloud Thomas Paine’s paper called The American Crisis.

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  • Important Information for TIAFT Members Concerning COVID-19

    Published on: 23-03-2020

    On behalf of the entire Board, I hope you are staying well. As an organization, TIAFT is monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak that we are all facing during this unprecedented time. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been directly or indirectly impacted by the outbreak.

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  • Getting Ready for Cape Town

    Published on: 29-02-2020

    Later this year, we have an extra special event as the annual TIAFT Meeting is being hosted in Cape Town, South Africa. This is the first time that the organization meets on the African continent and we hope to help ensure that this is a rewarding event for those that attend.  All TIAFT Members that can attend are encouraged to submit abstracts to help ensure a rich scientific program for this historic event.

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  • Out with the Old (2010s) and in with the New (2020s)

    Published on: 18-01-2020

    Well, we made it! It is now officially the decade of the 2020’s. Happy New Year to all our TIAFT friends! I hope you had some time to relax over the holiday season and that your year is off to a fabulous start!

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  • WARNING: There is Fake News in this Message

    Published on: 25-11-2019

    Is it just me, or does it seem like 2019 has passed us by at a record pace? The holiday season is already upon us, and the year’s end is clearly in sight...

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  • You Won’t Believe What Happened in Birmingham!

    Published on: 19-09-2019

    We just finished another exceptional TIAFT Conference…this time in Birmingham, UK. Many thanks go to Simon Elliott and the rest of the UK Team for putting together a brilliant meeting. The science was exceptional, and the networking opportunities were very rewarding. For those that could not join us in Birmingham...

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  • Some Advice from William Shakespeare

    Published on: 14-07-2019

    Don’t look now, but the 2019 Annual TIAFT Meeting is quickly approaching! Simon Elliott and the rest of the TIAFT 2019 Team are planning a memorable event for us in Birmingham, UK. There will also be the opportunity to visit William Shakespeare’s birthplace and gravesite in Stratford-upon-Avon...

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  • “A man grows most tired while standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

    Published on: 02-06-2019

    Last week, the TIAFT Board of Directors held its Mid-Year Meeting in conjunction with a Regional TIAFT Meeting in Shanghai, China. I am happy to report that both events were very productive; in part because everyone involved worked very hard to ensure success...

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  • You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you’ll get what you need. (Rolling Stones)

    Published on: 16-04-2019

    The above lyrics from one of the Rolling Stones’ most famous songs applies well to the upcoming deadline for TIAFT travel grants to attend the annual meeting in Birmingham. These travel grants are for members without financial support and they are offered to both Standard and DCF Members...

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