I am so excited to be President of FSOSW and see the future potential that our organization has as well as its rich history. This year we will host our 40th conference at the Marriott Hollywood Beach Resort. As we look forward, we want to be mindful that we are a small and powerful organization with all of our programs done by volunteers. We also have the flexibility to change with the times and make FSOSW the organization our members need at the moment as we did during the pandemic. In addition to our conferences, we are working on additional education opportunities that the pandemic has afforded us. We offered the great Oncology specific Mandatory courses this fall and winter. Starting this spring we are looking to provide education opportunities to our members that are best in class for all of you.
If there is a topic you need education about, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
We are hosting additional networking opportunities as well. We are working on updating our website with additional resources as well to help all of you. As I stated we are an all volunteer led and run organization so we need your help. Please email email@example.com if you want to serve on our conference planning committee and look for our call for abstracts if you want to speak at the conference. Encourage your colleagues to become a member of FSOSW, the more members the easier it is for us to provide services for you. I also hope any of you who can, will consider making a charitable donation to FSOSW as a charitable non-profit to help us sustain our efforts and keep the cost of membership and conference low. The entire board has committed to make an annual gift. We look forward to having an amazing year and beginning to reactivate our regions for more live, in person events beyond conference as well. So save the date and plan to join us in Hollywood Beach this year on August 2, 3 & 4 for our annual conference!
Seth Berkowitz, LCSW CCLS