We learned from the International Association of Botanical and Mycological Societies (IABMS), that due to the serious COVID situation in Brazil, the Botanical Society of Brazil has had to cancel its plans to organize the next International Botanical Congress (IBC) in 2023. In its place the Botanical Society of Spain and the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid have offered to organize the next IBC in 2024. From its formation onwards IAWA has always organized wood anatomical symposia in the IBC framework, and we look forward to some good wood anatomical sessions.
Pieter Baas, the Netherlands