In 2016, our General Assembly voted to hold the 2018 EHC Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan, in partnership with our Azeri National Member Organisation (NMO). While we are delighted to continue partnering with our Azeri NMO on this conference, due to new visa questions required by the Azeri government that were outside the control of our Azeri NMO and unacceptable to rare bleeding disorders patients, the EHC community decided to move the physical location of the conference to Brussels, Belgium (as a neutral location), while continuing to partner on the programme and other conference elements with our Azeri NMO. We invite you to read the Conference Welcome Message from the President of our Azeri NMO, Society of Patients with Haemophilia of Azerbaijan, Gulnara Huseynova or find it on our new EHC Conference website: and of course we look forward to seeing you there!