This will be our sixth year in Columbia. If you are a first time attendee, we extend you a very warm welcome. You will find this group to be very interested in meeting you and sharing information, which is at the core of the association's mission. If you are a member or returning attendee, welcome back! We have worked hard toward improving the quality of the conference and hope you will find your time here well spent. Best of all, throughout this conference you will have the opportunity to network with your peers in a relaxed and informal environment.