I would like to take this opportunity to thank Leishman Associates for the outstanding conference management provided for the 2018 ANCOLD Conference. In particular, I would like to highly commend both Michelle Miller and Angela Cooper for their dedication, hard work and professionalism (not to mention long hours!). They provided the right balance of proactivity and feedback and made the role of convenor so much easier than I had anticipated. Nothing I requested was too hard and everything I asked for was undertaken promptly and to a very high standard.