Should you ever have the chance to be in Rio for the New Year's eve celebrations then you will have a truly amazing time. Go dressed in white and join the 2 million or so other people on Copacabana beach for the best spectacle of fireworks and music on this planet.
And what better way to start the New Year than by receiving news of an award from the Ibero-American Aerospace Medicine Association - who kindly chose me as "Personality of the Year 2010"!
It is wonderful to gain acknowledgment from my peers and colleagues in the world of aerospace medicine, and I humbly thank you all for your support. May this New Year bring us all still closer together, and may I wish all members of AIMA a successful and happy 2011.