Transitions always are frightening, and this is a transitional year. We have done five symposia so far, and I have looked backwards at what we’ve done with pleasure—almost 80 presentations about so many things that matter. I learned a lot, which is as good as it gets for me, and I got to laugh, deeply.
Now we are seeking to change these symposia to have even more impact on health care. This outrageous idea has grabbed our hearts, so I will tell you what we have done and how the next five years—starting today—might be different. One may have already seen this change evolving last year, and now we are officially in the midst of that transition. The GoldLab Foundation has evolved as part of this effort.
We still will have fun; we still will think about important things that need our attention; we still will listen to great science that touches medical practice; and, we will add in more and more “soft” stuff in the context of improving health care.