Annual General Meeting 2023
At the Annual General Meeting on Monday 2nd October, BMS President Prof Janet Quinn and the Chairs of the BMS Committees gave an overview of the Society's activities from the past year. The financial accounts for the year ending December 2022 were presented by Treasurer, Prof Geoff Gadd, and accepted. Additionally, members approved an updated Constitution for the Society, which is effective immediately, and approved the proposed members of BMS Council and Committees.
Related documents and information:
- Draft minutes of the 2023 AGM
- AGM slide presentation (PDF of the presentation given by the President and Committee Chairs)
- Society documents (BMS Constitution and the financial accounts Year Ending December 2022)
- Council and Committee members (lists and profiles of current Council and Committee members)
The formal business of the AGM was followed by a presentation for BMS members on "Citizen-Science Approaches to Understanding Big Fungal Problems" by Prof Mat Fisher (Imperial College London).
Mat talked about how working with citizens and enthusiasts has been essential to understanding how fungi are adapting to the Anthropocene in ways that impact biodiversity and human health, focusing on the global emergence of amphibian chytridiomycosis and the burgeoning problem of multi-drug resistant aspergillosis.