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Subject: CRYONICS - March 29 ACS Meeting Rpt
From:  (Edgar W. Swank)
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 92 19:12:27 PDT

Report of the Meeting of the American Cryonics Society
Board of Governors
March 29, 1992
65 Cleary Court #9
San Francisco, CA
The meeting was called to order by Vice-President Jim Yount at 1:20
p.m.  Mr.  Yount welcomed members and guests.  After discussion of
Agenda items the meeting was adjourned at 3:20 p.m.
Governors Present                    Governors Absent
Carmen Brewer                        Avi Ben-Abraham, M.D.
John Day
Kent Cullers, Ph.D.
Dick Marsh, Ph.D.
Jerry White
Jim Yount
Jerry reported that he had delivered to each of ACS and Trans Time a
picture of his mother, recently suspended, stating he would welcome
its being prominently displayed.  He also commissioned commemorative
plaques to help increase what he felt was the already signal senses of
solidarity among cryonics personnel and their suspended patients.
All members, especially those with relatives in suspension, are urged
to provide suitable materials for this growing gallery.  Jim discussed
methods for preserving such materials indefinitely.
Transition of Officers
Jerry asked for confirmation from the board that expenses incurred by
ACS Governors and Officers will be reimbursed.  Several Governors
confirmed that such reimbursement was a long time ACS policy.
Recent Suspension
Several Governors reported on the recent suspension of an ACS member,
Carol, who was placed in suspension March 10 at Trans Time after a
short critical illness.  ACS volunteers established an emergency
standby alert at the hospital, maintaining representatives and
supplies at readiness.  Circumstances seemed to be leading to an
autopsy, which was avoided at the last minute.  More details appear
in the April issue of The Immortalist.
A committee consisting of Jim, Jerry, and Kent, and to include any
other interested parties, was established to review all aspects of the
suspension, including organizations, specific personnel and their
duties, interaction with hospital and coroner representatives,
equipment, supplies, and procedures, and to submit recommendations.
Suggestions were made to train ACS personnel in communicating the e
mergency protocol better to doctors and hospital administrators.  The
factors, including economic, of continuing suspension as whole body or
cephalic are still being considered.  Jerry reported having purchased
an oscillating surgical saw that might be used in neuroconversion.
Discussion ranged over economic and personal considerations involved
in a suspension, especially when unexpected and requiring unplanned
decisions and actions made on the spot.
Facility Purchase Report
Carmen and Jim reported briefly that although much needs to be settled
plans to purchase the building in Sunnyvale are proceeding.
Cooperation with Other Cryonics Groups
All interested persons are urged to contact ACS or Dave Pizer for more
information about a special weekend meeting in Southern
California early in June.
Upcoming meeting
The next meeting of the American Cryonics Society is:
Sunday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m.
The Trans Time Facility
10208 Pearmain St.
Oakland, CA  94603
(510) 639-1955

 (Edgar W. Swank)
SPECTROX SYSTEMS +1.408.252.1005  Silicon Valley, Ca

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