Since the last issue the 19th International Medical Esperanto Congress (IMEK) took place in Budapest between the 16th and 20th of July 2014. This event has already been eported in various places. In fact the congress of the Esperanto–speaking doctors occurred along with the 1st „Central European Biomedical Congress” (CEBC) which had several participants of scientists from the universities of Krakow and Budapest. The combined meeting had an impressive scientific level and was certainly a very interesting and inspiring experience for all of the 180 participants. The whole event could see the light of day only because of the intense and careful preparation by the organizers and the efforts of the members of the Hungarian Esperanto Association, especially the members and helpers of the Medical Esperanto Group of Budapest.
During the congress the National Delegates of the UMEA elected a new board, which has been working to increase the cooperation and improve the efficiency of our international network of physicians in the last six months. There are now old and new members of our association in Albania, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Japan, Cuba and Poland, and hopefully our network will grow even more in the future.
We are looking forward to inform a greater number of Esperantists about our achievements during the annual meeting at the next Esperanto World Congress in Lille.
We are pleased to see that the current issue of MIR presents a larger number of articles written in Esperanto than the three last editions. Should any of you need a translation of an article to another language than that of the original text or the summary, we will be able to obtain a translation, however it will require some time as we will have to rely on the
help of volunteers.
We would like to ensure that all members and subscribers receive our Journal MIR regularly. Therefore we ask the subscribers who are just now reading a paper copy of this issue to notify us by e–mail.
Editor-in-chief Associate Professor Włodzimierz Opoka
Vice Editor-in-chief Doctor Christoph Klawe