Dear Colleagues,
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of IACA and the CII Secretariat it is my sincere pleasure to welcome all participants to the 17th Conference of International Investigators and to the two-day training course preceding it.

The agenda was designed collaboratively with the specific aims of stimulating lively debate and encouraging the exchange of experiences. In addition to interactive sessions and workshops featuring practical issues and top speakers, there is also plenty of time for networking.

Our campus environment will, I am confident, encourage you to join the discussion and discourse, reflect upon current approaches, meet familiar faces, and develop important new connections.

I wish you an enjoyable and productive time here in Laxenburg/Vienna and every success in the future.


Martin Kreutner
Dean and Executive Secretary, IACA