One month to go until ESPO 2021
Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,
In a month's time our ESPO Congress will take place. Since Stockholm in 2018, wonderfully organised by our President Ann Hermansson, our daily professional and family lives have been impacted and modified by a health crisis which now seems to be easing, but which nevertheless prompts us to be cautious about what the future holds even if we all hope to regain freedom of movement soon.
The decision to turn our in-person Congress into a virtual meeting was a carefully considered decision made by the ESPO Board, but it was also painful. However, the diminished conviviality which will mark our next meeting has not distracted me from the objective of building the most comprehensive scientific program possible. I thank all those involved - doctors, sponsors, technicians and PCOs - for their trust and their help.
This Congress, the programme for which you will find on the Congress website, is being constantly refined on a daily basis, so please check it regularly.
The scientific program will consist of 79 sessions, 5 Keynotes, 36 free paper sessions, a background film and the presentation of approximately 250 posters.
There will be something for everyone in the Keynote Sessions: these are short, state-of-the-art presentations by leaders in our specialty, each of which will take stock of a specific area in paediatric otolaryngology while relating it to medicine in general.
There are meetings between juniors and seniors around practical, daily themes, and I asked the faculty to devise a format that was collegiate rather than academic. Sessions such as Round Tables, How I Do It, Workshops and Debates will highlight all aspects of our specialty.
The Free Paper sessions will allow Colleagues to present their clinical and basic research work, while Juniors will be able to present their videos in a "Live Video Session - e-Film Contest"
Break times during these two-and-a-half days will be used for Symposia which will enable our industry sponsors to share their recent news with us.
I look forward to seeing you very soon for these two-and-a-half days of intense and stimulating activity!
Jean Michel TRIGLIA
ESPO Goes Virtual Announcement
Dear Friends, dear Colleagues,
ESPO Marseille Goes Virtual - 6-9th November 2021.
We hope you are keeping well in these strange and uncertain times.
With the ever-changing restrictions that at present limit travel and prohibit large gatherings the ESPO Board has been forced to take the decision to pivot ESPO Marseille 2021 from a live conference to a virtual conference for November 2021. Emerging new variants of coronavirus make it likely that some pandemic restrictions will continue into next autumn/winter despite the vaccination programmes which are currently underway. Therefore we have had to accept that a virtual conference is the best way to make an ESPO meeting happen this year. We look forward to seeing you at this ESPO Virtual Conference on the same dates as previously confirmed - the 6-9 November 2021.
We will be providing a world-class selection of speakers and sessions and are still showcasing Marseille and the Provence throughout the virtual conference. The virtual conference will be CME accredited and all sessions will be recorded and available to view up to 6 months after the congress.
The Virtual Programme is now available (updated August 2021).
Registration is now open and you can register via this link
We look forward to seeing you all virtually!
Professor Jean-Michel Triglia