By Lisa Lazareck
[singlepic id=1259 w=238 h=158 float=left] Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) – graduate students and young professionals of the EMBS – had the opportunity to finally meet each other at the 29th Annual International Conference of the EMBS held in Lyon, France. On Saturday, 25th August 2007, over 120 GOLD members (both EMBC’07 attendees and those living in Region 8) attended the second annual IEEE EMBS-GOLD Networking Reception (a 60% increase in attendance from the 2006 inaugural event). Over fourteen countries were represented, including: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain, UK, USA. The majority of attendees were graduate students (minority being young professionals), and not really familiar with GOLD. The evening’s atmosphere was jovial and many new friends left the Reception together to either tour the Old Town or to enjoy the world-class cuisine of Lyon. It is the hope of EMBS that this annual event continues to improve and help our GOLD members find their peers within the community and become more familiar with the opportunities GOLD has to offer. The 2007 Reception would not have been so successful if it weren’t for the support of the EMBS Executive Office, EMBS AdCom, EMBC’07 Organizers, GOLD Executive Office, GOLD Committee, and Region 8. For further details or comments, please contact the EMBS GOLD Coordinator Lisa Lazareck (firstname.lastname@example.org), as she would love to hear from you!