BELS Exam Fee Increase

The Executive Council has announced a scheduled exam fee increase.

As of January 1, 2017, the prices for BELS examinations will increase. The fees will be as follows:

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Members: BELS 25th Anniversary Dinner Video

The BELS 25th Anniversary Dinner was on Thursday, October 6, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

As part of the evening’s program, we were delighted to have Carol Fisher Saller as our honored speaker at the dinner. Ms. Saller is author of the book and blog, The Subversive Copyeditor. She is also an editor of the Chicago Manual of Style and the editor of the Chicago Manual of Style Online’s Q&A. In addition to The Subversive Copy Editor, she has written several children’s books, the latest of which is Eddie’s War, a young-adult novel set in rural Illinois during World War II.

Members, join us in watching a recording of the event here.

Registration Open for the BELS 25th Anniversary Dinner

Dear BELS Supporting Member,

On behalf of the Executive Council, I am pleased to invite you to join us for a special dinner to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences. For this event, we return to Denver, Colorado—the city where BELS gave its first examination a quarter century ago!

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BELS Member Breakfast at CSE

BELS Member Breakfast at CSE

Register today!

Please join us at the BELS Member Breakfast for updates on what’s new and exciting within the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences. We have lots of changes to tell you about, but also want your input on what we could do to help enhance your professional lives. If you are attending CSE, please make time for the BELS breakfast on Monday, May 16th from 7-8:30 am. We will be dining in the Pub 17 restaurant located in the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Registration options:
When you register you will be able to choose one of the following options. When you arrive at the breakfast, you will be issued a ticket for the buffet you chose.

  • $18 Breakfast Buffet: Cage-free eggs, bacon, feta cranberry chicken sausage, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruits, cereals, oatmeal and pastries, includes coffee and juice, made-to-order: omelets, waffles, pancakes and eggs
  • $13 Continental Breakfast Buffet: Fresh fruits, yogurts, cereals, oatmeal and pastries, includes coffee and juice 
  • Attend the BELS Breakfast but choose not to have breakfast.

Register here.

Cast Your Vote for BELS President-Elect!

Dear Supporting Member,

Voting is now open for the position of President-Elect on the Executive Council. You should have received a separate email through Survey Monkey with a link to your individual ballot. If you haven't seen it please make sure to check your junk/clutter folders. 

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2016 President-Elect Call for Nominations

Dear BELS Members,

This is an exciting time at BELS, as we transition to working with an association management service and turn our energies to developing new ways to engage and serve our members.

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