The meeting in Anaheim “Knowledge Without Borders” was a huge success, breaking attendance records with over 1400 attendees and having the largest number of scientific presentations in our Academy’s history. As a founding Academy of the IAACD, it was our pleasure to host its 2nd Triennial meeting. Our combined meetings attracted health care professionals from around the world having representation from 49 countries and six continents.
Now we are getting ready for New Orleans 2020 where we will be celebrating our 74th Annual meeting. We expect to have an amazing event under the leadership of Susan Sienko, Joline Brandenburg and Jeremy Bauer, who are working very hard to ensure you get the best of science and clinical knowledge in this beautiful and vibrant venue. I hope you are planning to join us and submit your best scientific/clinical work. The website is now open for submissions - remember the deadline is January 31, 2020 - which will be here before we know it.
All committees continue to work hard to achieve their objectives by implementing specific tactics according to the goals set by our 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. I am very grateful to all of you who generously, and many times without recognition, work on behalf of the Academy to help it better achieve its mission. I feel very honored and humble to have the opportunity to serve the Academy with such an amazing team.