Dear ISFA and AMMTAC Members and Participants,

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s ISFA congress in Cancun, Mexico. The weather, accommodations, scientific presentation and host made this year’s meeting a grand success. The over 900 attendees were exposed to diverse topics in the field of apheresis and transfusion medicine by our outstanding speakers.

I want to thank my organizing committee; in particular Dr. Wolfgang Ramlow, for their support in selecting our program and speakers.

I would also like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Asociación Mexicana de Medicina Transfusional AC (AMMTAC) for their generous collaborating with ISFA.  Our joint plenary sessions had some of the best presentations and attendance throughout the congress.

Now it is time to transition to the future.  The 2017 Congress will be hosted by the new ISFA president Dr. Wladimir M. Szpirt in Copenhagen, Denmark. It promises to be an exciting venture with a wide variety of topics pertaining to apheresis.

Thank you again for your support.  With the end of the congress in Cancun and the beginning of the congress in Copenhagen, we will continue to advance the science of apheresis and ISFA.

Warm Regards,

Patrick M. Moriarty, MD

President, ISFA