In case the pandemic is still continuing in May 2021, the ESPD 2021 will be guaranteed against disruption by COVID-19 as follows:
The Annual meeting will definitely be run live, face to face, unless there are governmental closures in Vienna.
The meeting will also be run virtually by live stream so the event is definitely taking place at least virtually and available to those who cannot attend physically onsite.
The Invited speakers lectures will be pre-recorded and accessible to registered delegates.
Delegates can register either for the live onsite attendance, or for the virtual attendance.
It will always be possible to switch from live to virtual attendance. It will be also possible to switch from a virtual to a live registration (subject to space in the venue).
Numbers of live onsite registration places will be limited by social distancing guidelines. Timely registration for live attendance is recommended.