A Hybrid Congress
The pandemic has continued to impact on our personal and our professional lives and since March 2020 we have seen the cancellation of most national and international conferences and congresses. Many meetings that were also scheduled to take place during the first half of 2021 have also been postponed to 2022 or are switching to an online only format.
After a year with little opportunity to meet colleagues we know that many of you will be looking forward to the time that we can return to a proper congress and experience everything that a live congress has to offer both academically and socially. The signs of a recovery from the pandemic are beginning to look more favourable in 2021 and there is a richer life to return to after zoom!
Although we want to see as many of you as we can in person in Belfast we have made the decision to run the Congress in Belfast as a hybrid congress which will allow delegates to choose to attend in person or participate online. We are fortunate that the International Congress Centre in Belfast, has already developed an online platform that will enable delegates to feel part of the congress even if they can’t attend in person
We appreciate that many people will remain unsure about the future given and this may impact on delegates making a decision about whether to submit and attend the Congress in person. For these reasons we are inviting delegates to submit their presentations to be delivered either in person or remotely and you can do this by visiting the website submission portal
When we open registration early in 2021 delegates will also be able to choose if they want to register to attend in person or as remote attendees. As the course of 2021 continues you will also be able to switch between presenting and/or attending in person or remotely.
We look forward to seeing you in Belfast next year
The EABCT2021 Scientific Committee