On behalf of Randy and myself I just wanted to thank all conference attendees who have sent in commentaries on the many sessions. I think, in all, I received and posted 19 commentaries – a terrific response! Randy and I hoped that we would get good science journalism rather than something that read like the abstract to a scientific paper and you all rose to the brief! Commentaries were breezy, upbeat, full of good humor, occasionally witty, and above all truly informative. It’s been a great exercise in collective reportage.
I’m personally sorry that circumstances made it impossible for me to come to Duke this year but reading and editing these wonderful contributions brought the conference alive for me. I hope to meet you all in the Netherlands at next year’s annual conference, even if (thanks to the British referendum decision to leave the European Community) I now will have to apply for a visa to attend!!