ESPE 2021 Online
The 59th Annual ESPE Meeting will now be held online in September 2021 (dates TBC)
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
As you may be aware, the ESPE 2020 Meeting, which was due to take place in Liverpool, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As you can appreciate, given the current global impact of COVID-19 we have been constantly monitoring the situation in regards to holding the ESPE Annual Meeting as a physical event in Liverpool in May 2021. We were hopeful that we would be able to continue with the face-to-face meeting. However, as time passes, it has become clear that it will not be possible to do so. Therefore, the decision has been made to convert the ESPE Liverpool programme to a fully virtual meeting, which will be referred to as ESPE 2021 Online. In addition to the change of format, the decision has also been made to move the meeting to September 2021, which is when the Meeting normally takes place.
To confirm, the Liverpool Meeting is being rescheduled to a later year and more details will be released in due course. I would like to thank Mehul Dattani (President), Poonam Dharmaraj (Vice-President) and the whole of the local organising committee (LOC) for their incredible hard work in planning to host this year’s ESPE Meeting, their dedication to the Meeting during the most challenging of times as a result of the pandemic postponing the original September dates, and their understanding at this latest deeply disappointing, but necessary decision. We all very much look forward to Liverpool hosting an ESPE Meeting in the future when we will be able to experience this wonderful venue and city in person and be able to appreciate everything it has to offer.
Our recent delivery of ESPE Connect Online has provided a great foundation to produce another successful virtual event, and we will work extensively to incorporate more content and improve certain aspects, such as personal interaction.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and patience whilst this decision was made. We very much hope that you are able to continue to support us going forward.
Nils Krone (Chair)
On behalf of the Programme Organising Committee of ESPE