As we celebrate the holiday season, I am filled with gratitude for our manager, Rachael James,
the leadership council, committee/task force volunteers, and members. You contribute so much
towards meeting the mission of CANS to promote better health through nursing science. I am
pleased to report that CANS had a very successful year. We sponsored the well-received Special
Methods conference on Pragmatic Trials in October. I wish to thank Drs. Lorna Finnegan and
Barbara Polivka for serving as co-Chairs of the Program Committee. Our keynote speaker, Dr.
Russell Glasgow, was outstanding and led an excellent workshop for attendees. We are deeply
immersed in planning for the State of the Science meeting on Precision Health September 13-15,
2018. Please plan to join us in Washington, DC. Please stay tuned for the call for abstracts. I wish
you all a wonderful holiday season filled with peace, joy, family, and friends.