The 13th Cancer-Induced Bone Disease meeting in Miami started with a bang. The Young Investigator Committee had coordinated a fabulous event where upcoming scientists in the field met with independent researchers. These small group interactions fostered new relationships within the meeting’s international attendees. The collegial atmosphere of the Young Investigator event continued throughout the scientific program of the meeting. The CIBD meeting sessions on tumor microenvironment, tumor dormancy, stem cells, plasticity and chemoresistance were addressed by invited speaker, oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts and the poster sessions. Fascinating basic and translational research in bone and cancer was presented. The question and answer periods were thought provoking. Similarly the poster sessions were filled with robust and lively discussions.
It was a pleasure to be a participant in this meeting. We thank the Scientific Planning Committee, the IBMS staff, our sponsors, all of the presenters and the meeting attendees for making CIBD a stimulating, and informative meeting. Looking forward to the next CIBD meeting in Rotterdam in 2015. Best wishes,