Thursday, 29 April 2010

Hong Kong – Phew!

Closing date for Congress submissions extended

SAHK announces on its website today –
In response to requests for more time for abstract submission, it has been decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission to 17 May 2010 (Monday). Should you have any questions concerning abstract submission, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Secretariat.

It has been quite a hectic week for those people rushing to get their submissions made for tomorrow's originally scheduled closing date, not least for those whom I myself persuaded at the last minute to write something and send it in.

And for me, since I have spent quite a bit of time this week myself on 'mentoring' abstracts for submission by the end of this week! I am pleased to say that most these have already gone off to Hong Kong.

This leaves me. I thought that as I shall be there anyway I should submit a couple of things but, as often seems to happen, my own purposes have had to give way to the needs of others. Now that SAHK has extended the deadline, I can take the next couple of days a little easier, and perhaps take some advantage from practice that I have with other people's submissions.

Never mind me, and never mind those who are now through the submission barrier. The extra two weeks offer the possibility of others' putting something together. Enough for the moment to announce the two weeks' grace but I shall be returning to questions of congress presentations and nagging people once more to consider doing something themselves.

Note the Secretariat's offer to help in this. Do take this offer up:

And, when I have my two out of the way, then I might be daft enough to mentor some more... I would like to hope that therr are others who will be doing the same.


  1. I shall consider myself suitably 'nagged' into submitting. Coming to the end of a hectic week, I'm grateful to SAHK for extending the deadline!

    Thanks too for your help Andrew. I'll be in touch.

    "Life? Don't tell me about Life" (Marvin the paranoid Android - Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. Douglas Adams)

  2. Working intensively against the clock, and as you Andrew 'mentoring' abstracts for submission by others, and working on my abstracts, I'm proud to announce that six abstracts were sent for review, and hopefully Tsad Kadima will be able to hold a symposium in the upcoming congress with varied topics and presenters (conductors, parents and others).

  3. Congrats as ever to TsK for its characteristically comprehensive, family-upbringing response.

    There is (as ever!) a wider point to be made here: