The WBC 2016 Executive Committee and the team at IS Event Solutions want to acknowledge the exceptional contributions, creativity and support from the many stakeholders and participants that made WBC 2016 the outstanding success that it has become.

The full list of all individuals responsible for this success is in the Final Program e-book (pages 5-11), but in particular we wish to single out the following groups and convey our deepest thanks to their coordinating leaders:

  • To the many who served on a multitude of sub-committees of the WBC 2016, we wish to express our deepest thanks and appreciation for your commitment over several years and the voice of your wisdom on countless decisions made for this Congress.

  • The Student Activity Committee and their leaders who welcomed participants at the airport, organized career networking activities, and delivered a rich cultural and welcoming co-curricular component to the Congress trainees, we wish to convey our most heartfelt appreciation.

  • To the numerous award, abstract, plenary and keynote speakers, and New Frontier symposia reviewers (>500) from around the world, who contributed their expertise to ensuring that this WBC 2016 had a deep and robust scientific program.

  • We thank the scientific program committee for invaluable leadership in establishing Round Tables, Workshops and Lunch & Learn Sessions.

  • To the team of chairs who led the Workshops, Plenaries, Round Table Discussions, Clinic-to-Bench, Lunch & Learn, and General Sessions and Science-in-Industry sessions, we truly appreciated the engaging environment that you created and the timely manner in which you maintained flow of content.

  • To the team of New Frontier Symposia organizers and chairs, we deeply appreciated the cutting edge research and keynote speakers identified as a result of your diligent work.

  • Idées au Cube, who took a creative vision and turned the Opening Ceremonies and Congress Party into an artistic reality.

  • The logistics support companies (GES/Clarkson-Conway, Capital Catering, Freeman Audiovisual, Logistics Croitoru) who provided the staging, audiovisual support, onsite security, meals at all events and lunches/breaks, signage, booth building, photographer, and who created a unique ambiance for all aspects of the Congress.

  • The comprehensive communications campaigns (branding, social media, website, e-blasts, posters, promotional materials, media relations) delivered by Sensov/ event marketing.

  • All the different volunteers, well-being trainers, and other staff (~200) at all levels, for their passion, energy and heart that made this Congress to become the unique human Experience that it became!

  • To the Government agencies at the federal, provincial and municipal levels who recognized the critical importance of this scientific field and its impact on society by supporting the Congress financially and with a personal commitment of time.
  • To over 100 sponsors and exhibitors without whom it would have been impossible to have the financial backing needed to deliver this experience that was conceived at affordable registration fees. In particular we must thank the members of the sponsorship committee for all their assistance in drawing many of these sponsors to the Congress and making a large number of trainee awards possible.

  • To all the exhibitors (>90) who contributed to providing our community with a very rich content to the Exhibit Hall, and the Technical Forum organizers that significantly enhanced the Congress program.

  • Last but not least, we wish to thank the IUS-BSE and all its constituent member societies who engaged their communities with us throughout the past four years, and who had confidence in the Executive Committee’s ability to undertake the task of delivering this world scientific and networking event in Montreal in May 2016.

Many thanks!

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01 Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15, 2015 (now closed)
02 Extended Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2015 (now closed)
03 Notification Letters: December 10, 2015 (sent)
04 Early-bird Registration: January 21, 2016 (now closed)
05 Regular Registration: March 21, 2016
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