It is a great pleasure and a privilege to welcome you to the 9th International Medicinal Mushrooms Conference, which will be held in Palermo, Italy, from 24-28 September 2017.

The city is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily and is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy (in particular street food is also a great way to learn about traditions and culture of Palermo). The city is well connected to international travel hubs and offers a great range of hotel accommodations as well as a stimulating atmosphere.

The local organizing committee has assembled an exciting scientific program that will cover the latest developments in medicinal mushrooms. We trust that the IMMC9 in Palermo meeting will provide an opportunity to get inspiration from the newest scientific information in medicinal mushrooms research, exchange ideas, start new collaborations and make new friends.

We are looking forward to welcome you in person in Palermo to what promises to be another excellent IMMC!