ESPID Going Virtual

ESPID Going Virtual

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Along with our work and everyday lives, the COVID-19 pandemic has also challenged our model of face-to-face meetings. as authorities have imposed travel restrictions and physical distancing.

We still believe in the importance of the ESPID Annual Meeting, to bring together international infectious diseases experts, thousands of clinicians, researchers, residents, and students. Therefore, we have decided to transform ESPID 2020 into a fully virtual meeting. This will offer our community the possibility for educational exchanges, scientific news and best practice updates while protecting the safety, health, and well-being of all meeting participants.

The ESPID virtual meeting will take place between 26-29 October 2020. Virtual sessions will allow for live interaction and will be available on-demand up to three months after the meeting.

In this time of uncertainty, we look to transform this crisis into a new opportunity, one that will open a wide and ongoing discussion on our collective local and national experiences and challenges in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, with positive effects reaching beyond the meeting.

Registration and Abstract Submission

Existing ESPID 2020 registrations are still valid and participants will still be eligible to receive the number of CME credits attributed to the virtual meeting. All accepted abstracts will be included in the virtual meeting and presented online. Further programme and setup details will be announced in due course. Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on the ESPID website, which will be updated regularly to reflect the most recent changes.

Additionally, Late-Breaking Abstract Submission is open until 15 July.

We appreciate your support in these difficult times and hope to see you online in October!

Delane Shingadia
ESPID President on behalf of ESPID Board

Annemarie van Rossum and Pieter Fraaij
Chairs, ESPID 2020 Meeting on behalf of the Local Organising Committee