The 8th ESLAS meeting was held in Brno, the Czech Republic, from May 19th to May 21st, 2005, under the presidency of Professor Pavel Brychta. The Plenary Session and five sympoisia consisted of 38 presentations, of an excellently high standard. The final day saw a series of live hands-on demonstrations at the Riva Clinic. The social programme was the equal of the scientific part of the meeting, and a great time was had by all. Click HERE for the PDF version of the programme.