The 20th ESPD Annual Meeting will be held as a virtual conference on the same dates and with the same programme as originally planned. This decision has been taken by the ESPD executive board as a result of the ongoing uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The virtual meeting will have several key advantages. For those of you who have already attended virtual meetings you will know that the possibility to attend all the parallel sessions by watching the recordings is a real bonus, instead of being torn between two excellent sessions running side by side in different rooms in a real meeting. Similarly, the ability to be more in control of the speed of the lectures - to watch through again, or to stop and start them in your own time, can lead to enhanced learning. We also hope to welcome delegates from further afield who would not have been able to travel to the venue itself. Live streamed real time question and answer sessions will allow an interactive experience between the lecturers and the delegates. Last but not least, the registration fees have been reduced although the programme has remained the same, and we therefore hope to give you the best possible value for money! We look forward to “seeing” you in our virtual space.
With all best wishes,
On behalf of the ESPD Executive Board
Beatrix Volc-Platzer and Matthias Schmuth