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PRESIDENT
Susan K. Lutgendorf, PhD
Iowa City, IA

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Karen Weihs, MD
Tucson, AZ

SECRETARY-TREASURER

Urs M. Nater, PhD
Zurich, Switzerland

PAST PRESIDENT

Martica Hall, PhD
Pittsburgh, PA

COUNCIL MEMBERS

Maria M. Llabre, PhD
C
oral Gables, FL
Scott Matthews, MD
San Diego, CA
Paige McDonald, PhD, MPH
Bethesda, MD
Leo Pozuelo, MD
Cleveland, OH
Viola Vaccarino, MD, PhD
Atlanta, GA
Tor Wager, PhD
Boulder, CO

APS Management Team
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
George K. Degnon, CAE

ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Laura E. Degnon, CAE CAE

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Sarah A.I. Shiffert CAE

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Ellen Pak CAE

COMMUNICATION SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Christina Pontisso CAE

Degnon Associates
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA, 22101 USA

American Psychosomatic Society
72nd Annual Scientific Meeting
March 12 - 15, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Dear Colleagues:

As noted in my letter of May 20, 2013, the APS membership recently determined that "Association for Biopsychosocial Medicine" would be the option to be voted upon vs. "American Psychosomatic Society" to determine the preferred name of the Society.

A discussion board was made available on May 20, 2013 for members to discuss the results of the vote that selected the alternate name option, and to comment on the vote of the alternate name option vs. the current name. We are now requesting your vote to determine if the name of the Society will change.

The discussion board http://www.psychosomatic.org/bbn/ will remain open for viewing for the duration of the voting period, and you can also access the information presented during the President's Message at the 2013 Members Meeting during the voting period. Both of these resources are also available on the Members Only section of the APS website: www.psychosomatic.org.

Voting will remain open until 11:59 pm EDT on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

Below is a link for the electronic ballot to vote for your preferred name. Pursuant to our bylaws, all APS members have the right to vote.

To access the electronic ballot, please visit this URL: http://www.psychosomatic.org/NCFinal/ and log in using your username and password.

As a reminder, voting will remain open until 11:59 pm EDT on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

Thank you for voting.

Sincerely,
Susan K. Lutgendorf, PhD
Susan K. Lutgendorf, PhD
APS President