The authors would like to thank Dr. Stephen Reece (Mainz, Germany) for carefully proofreading the meeting report. Ute E. Burkhardt acknowledges support from the German Research Foundation (BU 3028/1-1). Selected sessions of the CIMT meeting were made possible due to research grants from the German Bundesministerium für Bildung and Forschung (BMBF grant: 031A018) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG grant: GZ: HU 852/4-1; AOBJ: 602849). The CIMT-working group CIP receives support for educational activities by the Wallace Coulter Foundation (Florida, USA).
Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. Cedrik M. Britten has been co-organizer of the meeting. Björn-Philipp Kloke has been co-organizer of the CIMT Endeavour workshop.