Dear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the SSIEM Annual Symposium 2014 which will take place from 2-5 September in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria.

Innsbruck, the “Capital of the Alps”, is located in the middle of breathtaking mountain ranges in the Centre of Europe (with excellent plane, train and road connections). The people here know the challenges and excitement of climbing heights and crossing borders. Similarly, borders that separate and connect play a central role in human metabolism, and new scientific heights can only be reached if we go beyond limits and work together. We trust that attending the “Metabolic Summit 2014” will be highly rewarding with regard to both the scientific and the social programme. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in Innsbruck.

Daniela Karall, Sabine Scholl-Bürgi and Johannes Zschocke
Co-Presidents of the SSIEM Annual Symposium 2014