Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boris Shishkov
Chair of BMSD 2022

Dear Friends, the first BMSD symposium took place in 2011 at Hilton Sofia Hotel in Bulgaria, followed by BMSD 2012 hosted by the University of Geneva in Switzerland. And we are back in Switzerland next year, 10 years after BMSD-Geneva-2012. It was a long and winding road between BMSD-Switzerland-2012 and BMSD-Switzerland-2022: The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Greece, Spain, Austria, Portugal, Germany, and Bulgaria. I'm so proud to have been the Chair of this inspiring symposium in all those years. I'm so proud to have had the passion and strength to establish and lead BMSD. I'm so proud to be part of the BMSD Community - the most dear achievement. This Community is delivering impressive scientific production and is a Community of close Friends who love to meet each other at different symposium editions, being also happy to welcome new Community members. We never closed BMSD, even in the difficult years of 2020 and 2021 (Berlin 2020 and Sofia 2021 were fantastic editions). Now we all look at the upcoming BMSD 2022 - the 12th BMSD symposium will take place at the University of Fribourg. For this we hugely appreciate the institutional support of the mentioned university and the personal support of Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Fill. I look forward to meeting you for a great Fribourg-2022 edition of BMSD! Stay well!!