Welcome to the December 2017 issue of HUPOST, it comes at the end of a productive year for HUPO. The focal point of 2017 was undoubtedly the HUPO 2017 World Congress in Dublin, which has been expertly captured in the short and snappy Congress Overview Video, it can be found on YouTube  here. Don't miss the very worthwhile cameos at the end! 

And while on the topic of must-see videos, make sure you've viewed the inspiring Welcome Address and thoroughly moving Keynote Speech by 47th Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden Jr. at the HUPO 2017 Leadership Gala in Dublin (both viewable on the HUPO  home page).

I would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate and welcome on board the newly elected HUPO  Council Members, and of course HUPO President-Elect Stephen Pennington. 

As promised, we have continued to evolve HUPOST over the course of 2017, which is now offered through an easily browsable overview so you can find your topics of interest even more quickly. I'm also very happy to announce that contributions from the various HUPO Initiatives will now be included in HUPOST as well, further broadening our content and helping you to stay up-to-date with all that's happening in HUPO. And don't forget that you can always let us know at [email protected] when you have something to share, and that you can find us on social media:  Facebook, Twitter or  Linkedin

Finally, allow me to remind you that, if your HUPO membership is up for renewal, you can easily renew online through the HUPO website  here. Special rates apply for students and post-docs, while everyone else can take advantage of the discounted 3-year membership formula.

Happy holidays and best wishes for the new year!
Cheers, Lennart Martens - HUPOST Editor