Today is the last day of ICS 2017 in Florence, on behalf of the ICS Board I would like to thank Giulio Del Popolo, Enrico Finazzi Agro, Marco Soligio and the whole local organising committee for inviting us to Florence and showing us what Italy has to offer. We have enjoyed an excellent scientific programme and a most hospitable city. We have had in excess of 2700 delegates which we are very proud of.
We have had some fantastic sessions including the live surgery yesterday and the robotic workshops. The round tables were full and symposiums packed out. We hope you also enjoyed the social events which the local committee worked really hard to make a success.
A special thank you to those of you who took the time to submit an abstract or workshop application. Without our scientific programme, workshop presenters and chairs there would be no meeting. We hope that you felt the meeting was beneficial and that you will consider submitting or attending again in the future.
The Board are keen to receive your feedback on the meeting, and this can be provided at the evaluation survey here. You will also receive your certificate of attendance at the end of the evaluation.
Next year's meeting will take place on 28-31st August 2018 in Philadelphia, USA. We sincerely hope you will attend what promises to be a most unique Annual Scientific Meeting.
Workshop application submission opens 1st November, closing on 3rd January 2018. Abstract submissions open on 1st March 2018 and closes on 3rd April 2018. For more information on ICS 2018 or how to submit your workshop/abstract then please see the ICS website: http://www.ics.org/2018
ICS General Secretary