IAHSA’s 8th International Conference in London was a smashing success, with over 700 people from 34 countries, 70 educational workshops, four excellent keynote speakers and a convention center right next to Big Ben. Attendees included a Zulu nurse, a Nigerian queen, the Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, two baronesses, the Minister of Health from the United Kingdom, researchers from Ireland, Brazil and elsewhere, providers from Australia, Singapore, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Canada, Philippines and other points around the globe.

We have many stories that we’ll share over the next few weeks so be sure to check this space often for updates and photos.

While we were away, researchers have continued to publish results of demographic studies that demonstrate the importance of being connected and sharing resources.     If you need to be convinced, read these two stories, one in The Guardian in the UK and one in The Australian.