Wednesday, April 25, 2012

You have a chance! Apply now for a Scholarship for the ASET 2012 Annual Conference

We have a May 1st deadline for scholarship applications so take action now!  Most people don’t think they have a chance of winning a scholarship, so they just don’t apply for one.  But, members of ASET have a very good chance of getting a scholarship to attend the ASET Annual Conference in St. Paul, MN, Aug 2-4 this year.
ASET offers up to four scholarships to cover the cost of the full conference registration fee.  In addition we have company sponsored scholarships that vary in value, from covering the registration fee, to one that includes a cash stipend to cover travel expenses.  There are six companies sponsoring scholarships, and one of them offers two, so that is seven.  That makes a grand total of 11 scholarships!  It is also important to note that the application process is very simple and does not require a financial statement.  Every ASET member may be considered, from students, to entry level technologists to lab managers.  If funding for travel has been cut from your budget, this is a way to stay connected with your colleagues, and the Society, and experience the best education in neurodiagnostics, that inspire you, and improve your work life.
I encourage all ASET members to apply for a scholarship now!  You will find a link right on the home page of the ASET website, that will get you to the applications and instructions.  Please take a look at the 2012 Annual Conference Program on our website, and see how great this meeting is going to be!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to attend!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Farewell to a friend: Dr. Niedermeyer’s Passing

When I posted a blog entry about Dr. Niedermeyer’s birthday, back in January, I knew that I would soon be following up with an “in-memoriam” piece.  When we visited him in December, he said to me:  “I won’t be here much longer”.  He was very matter-of-fact and seemed comfortable with his short future.  He told me he was grateful to reach the age of 92 and have such an active and wonderful life.   We will miss him very much!  I would like to thank Brian Markley and Sabrina Galloway for attending his funeral service on April 5th, to represent those of us at ASET who could not get away to attend.  I will be making a donation to the ASET Foundation in his name, since he supported technologists so avidly and always aspired to making sure that technologists were educated about all aspects of neurophysiology.  He learned to run early EEG instruments as well as a technologist, so he really appreciated what it took to be a good technologist!  I encourage you to remember Dr. Niedermeyer with a contribution to the ASET Foundation also!  The funds go toward scholarships and other educational resources for technologists.

To read more about his fascinating life: here is a link to Dr. Neidermeyer’s obituary in the Baltimore Sun:,0,4357703.story

At the 2012 ASET Annual Conference in St. Paul I will be presenting the abstract:  The Life and Contributions of Dr. Ernst Neidermeyer first presented at the OSET meeting in Germany in May of 2011.