Dear members, colleagues and friends,
I am very grateful, humbled and honored to preside over this great and prestigious organization.
I would like to use this opportunity to thank last year’s President, Dr. Emir Festic, for a wonderful year and for his excellent guidance and leadership. In addition, it is my honor to introduce Prof. Dr. Ismar Volic as the new president elect.
Next year is going to be both challenging and rewarding and it will be an opportunity to take on new tasks, explore new avenues, and further advance the reach and the effects of this remarkable and unique organization.
At the same time, I am asking for all members’ assistance, suggestions, and ideas to make the next year even better and more fruitful for all of us.
I am pledging to keep our Academy multicultural, multidisciplinary, and non-political, and keep all avenues of communication open.
I will be fully committed to every component of the Academy. I encourage you to come forward with your ideas and concerns, as they will help us move forward.
Finally, I would like to invite every one of you to participate in the BHAAAS Days, which will take place in Mostar from June 25th – 28th, 2020.
Mahira Tanovic, MD, FACS