MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear ISBIS members,
This is my last column as ISBIS President and, first of all, let me tell you that it has been a great honour for me to serve our community in that role. I have had the opportunity to work with committed and friendly people at a difficult time for everyone.
The pandemic has changed our lives and the way we work, even for an association such as ISBIS. We have tried to adapt our activities to the changed environment and I hope you have benefited from them. The major change has been the way we “meet”. We had planned two meetings, one at Brock University (Canada) in 2020 and one in Amsterdam in 2021, and we will end up with just a virtual meeting on May 7th, 2021 (more in this issue). I would like to thank Martina Vandebroek for her work over the last three years as Vice President for the program: I would like to mention
the very successful meeting in Kuala Lumpur in 2019, the wonderful program prepared for ISBIS 2020 in Canada, unfortunately cancelled, and the brilliant idea (with Dan Jeske and Caterina Liberati) of having only ASMBI papers at the virtual ISBIS 2021.