This year marks the 20th year since the rollout of the first issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief in 1996. In these two decades, the WIOMSA Newsbrief has remained committed to ensuring that it is one of the main communication channels between the Association and its membership as well as its partners. The Newsbrief has focused on presenting news and activities of the Association and those of its members and partners. These have included reports on research activities, coverage of events (courses, workshops, symposia, WIOMSA elections and WIOMSA General Assembly) and forthcoming opportunities. The Newsbrief is regarded as a one-stop source for news, research development, information and announcements.