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RUSH-PRESBYTERIAN-ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER
1753 WEST CONGRESS PARKWAY, CHICAGO 60612 DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
February 15, 1985
Lawrence Hartlage, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurology
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia 30902
Enclosed is a copy of the report of the Task Force on Education, Accreditation, and Credentialing on post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology. As the task force is joint between Division 40 and the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) I wish to place this report on the agenda for our March 6 meeting for formal approval by Division 40.The report was approved by the governing board of INS at the San Diego meetings.
I will attend the meeting of the board of Division 40 in Washington, D.C. on March 6. However, I have already expressed my dismay in a letter to you as to how the meeting was scheduled. At least most of the board members were not consulted as to when the meeting was to take place and, as a result, the meeting is extremely inconvenient for a number of us.For example, Ken Adams, Byron Rourke, and I all have teaching commitments on that day which we have to cancel or rearrange in order to make the meeting.I know for a fact that neither I nor Manfred Meier, Thomas Boll, Ken Adams, or Byron Rourke were consulted about the March 6 date.This is a majority of voting members of the board.
In addition, the scheduling of the meeting causes considerable unnecessary expense to Division 40. For example, the newly reduced airfares to Washington are valid only if one stays over a Saturday night. Thus, scheduling of the meeting on a Friday or Saturday would have resulted in greatly reduced expense for air travel for the division,as well as being more convenient than a meeting in the middle of the week.In addition, you are in receipt of the letter of September 10, 1984 from Ken Adams, Byron Rourke, and myself asking you to schedule the board meeting in San Diego in conjunction with the INS meetings. Were this done, I, Ken Adams, Byron Rourke, Manfred Meier, and Thomas Boll, all of whom were at the meeting, would have been available for a Division 40 Board meeting at no expense to the division for air travel or lodging. I doubt that the division membership would be in accord with the expenditures associated with the board meeting as it is now scheduled.
It would have been a rather simple matter to consult board members as to several possible meeting dates if the meeting had to be held in Washington. I trust that this will be done for our next meeting in Los Angeles.
Hartlage, Larry Page Two
Linas A. Bieliauskas, Ph.D.
Executive Board of Division 40
cc: Gerald Goldstein Manfred Meier Ken Adams Thomas Boll Byron Rourke
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