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Letter From The President

A Holiday Message from Our Presidents

Christa Krüger – 2020 ISSTD PresidentThis year brought heavy challenges, some of which will still be with us through 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us hard, in our personal lives and as an organization. Our 2020 Annual Conference was cancelled at the last minute, which threw us into a potential financial crisis. And yet, despite the challenges, ISSTD’s membership has grown beyond […]

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November 2020 – A time to give

Dear fellow ISSTD Members, Everyone will have received the email in the last week where ISSTD members and non-members are invited to submit applications for funding assistance. This funding assistance is provided in recognition of the financial hardship that many health professionals have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic and otherwise – to enable them to […]

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October 2020 – Revised ISSTD Membership Categories

Dear fellow ISSTD Members, The ISSTD Board recently approved some changes to the ISSTD membership categories. In addition to these changes, the Board has elected not to raise membership fees in 2021 as the COVID-19 situation continues. The most important of these is the implementation of a NEW Emeritus Membership category. The Emeritus category was […]

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August 2020 – Committee Developments in ISSTD

Dear fellow ISSTD Members, I hope things are still going well with everyone. In the last few months there have been several committee developments in ISSTD, which will hopefully spur ISSTD to even greater heights. On the financial side, an overarching Grants Committee will oversee the work of the sub-committees that disburse specific ISSTD funds. […]

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July 2020 – Update from the Board

Dear fellow ISSTD Members, I hope things are going well with everyone under the circumstances. Even in these difficult times, the ISSTD Board has been hard at work to support all of ISSTD’s operations. In-between launching our various virtual events, the Board has also been working to update existing policies and to develop new policies […]

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ISSTD Shifts to Virtual Education

By Christa Kruger, MBBCh, MMed(Psych), FCPsych(SA), MD Dear fellow ISSTD Members, I hope you are healthy and safe, and coping. Even in these difficult times, all clinicians still need their continuing education credits. ISSTD makes this easy by offering a very wide range of virtual educational opportunities in the upcoming months. There will be more […]

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May 2020 – May All People Breathe Freely

Dear fellow ISSTD Members, I hope you are still safe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Our heartfelt condolences go to those who have lost loved ones due to COVID-19. If you have had COVID-19 and recovered, we are very happy. If you are currently ill with COVID-19, our thoughts are with you, and may you recover […]

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