The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly escalating globally and putting an enormous strain on medical and other front-line health and community services everywhere. It seems very wrong and irresponsible for us to continue to plan on holding the 7th ESWI Influenza Conference in September 2020 and potentially place you and all our delegates at risk of infection.
The #ESWI2020 Organising Committee has therefore decided to re-schedule the Congress, and now plans to hold it from 6 till 9 December 2020 instead. We hope you will all remain safe and well in the intervening period, and we look forward to welcoming you to Valencia for an exciting and informative 7th ESWI Influenza Conference, 6-9 Dec 2020.
We are planning extra sessions on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and are specifically welcoming abstracts with an emphasis on: pathogenesis and clinical manifestations / virology and epidemiology/ intervention strategies / clinical and outbreak management / lessons learned from COVID-19 for the next flu pandemic.
The Conference will take place in the Valencia Conference Centre, the same venue as initially planned. All registrations will be transferred to the new dates and these are the new important dates:
- Abstract submission till 7 August 2020 - 23:59 PM CET
- Young Scientist grant application till 7 August 2020
- Early bird registration till 25 September 2020
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates on our website.
Stay safe !