Dear members,

With this letter we want to inform you about the current financial situation of the Network. We currently do not have enough funds to fund our conference in 2019. This would be a shame, because it is our 10th conference and we also celebrate the fact that we have existed for more than 20 years. Despite the efforts we have made as a board, we are unable to generate sufficient funds. That is why we make an urgent appeal to everyone personally to actively think and do, so that we can all ensure that we can realize our 10th conference.

You can think of for example:

  • Sponsor run
  • Garage sales
  • Saving of deposit bottles
  • Donate birthday funds to the network
  • Sale of home-made products; such as cookies or cakes
  • Organizing a fancy fair with, for example, a wheel of fortune
  • Etc, etc

If you have good ideas and are going to implement them, you can apply for the required PR materials from Caroline van Heesewijk. Her email address is:

To finance a good conference, around € 22,000 is needed. If this money does not come in within a year or so, there is no conference and this is probably also the end of our Network.

On behalf of the Board,

Gesa Bressel
Presisdent European Chromosome 11 Network e.V.