Dear colleagues and friends,
My best wishes to you all. It was a very hard year, 2020, that we are just leaving behind us. It was difficult for clinical work and even more difficult for scientific work. Nevertheless, we did not remain passive. Both our congress book and our bulletin were published. I personally owe many special thanks to Thanos Diamandopoulos and to Janusz Ostrowski for their enormous efforts in this respect. We are happy for both these high valued accomplishments and are looking forward for the next year to come. Hopefully, in 2021 the pandemic will be brought to an end and we will start to plan our next steps and concretely our congress in Turkey.
The University Hospital in Larissa is a COVID center. It is hard to take. We are dealing with many infected renal patients and with some
badly affected cases. For this reason, however, today I have received the first dose of the vaccine and I am looking to the future with more hope.
I wish to us all health, happiness and kindness in our hearts.
Happy New Year!
I. Stefanidis (President IAHN)
31 December 2020