The 2018 IHE-Europe Symposium took place at The Hague Connectathon on 17 April with attendance surpassing all expectations. Delegates witnessed a string of excellent presentations encapsulating the theme - Getting the Basics Right, Key Success Factors in Interoperability. Following introductions from the IHE-Europe Co-Chairs there were strategic updates from Didi Davis - the US Sequoia Project - who looked at National Connectivity in the USA with The eHealth Exchange Case Study and from Tapani Piha - The European Commission - who looked at Deployment Progress of Cross Border eHealth in Europe. Also a red-hot-topic presentation from Petra Wilson, Belgium on the Role of GDPR in the IHE Landscape - which will feature heavily in an upcoming News Pulse. Their Presentations can be viewed here.