Due to an order by the Dutch government, introducing stricter measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak, all gatherings (even of less than 100 people) are prohibited until June 1. This is a tightening of the existing ban that applied up to April 6.
The ESGAR 2020 Annual Meeting, with its planned date from May 19 - 22, falls under the scope of this ban. In anticipation of this aggravation of the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictive measures by the Dutch Government, ESGAR was cancelled on March 20.
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As we have seen in the recent past, the coronavirus pandemic has a huge impact on our welfare and educational activities. Statements of public health authorities worldwide recommend to not hold workshops or congresses and furthermore, to also not participate in such activities.
Although the Dutch government has not yet called for the cancellation of major events beyond the date of March 31, we feel that it would be irresponsible towards our ESGAR community and the public health to proceed with the congress at this moment in time. In addition, with travel restrictions elsewhere affecting attendance of both participants and faculty, we cannot guarantee the high scientific quality of our Annual Meeting on the original dates we were striving for.
It is thus with great regret and a very heavy heart that, after careful consideration, ESGAR decided to cancel the 31st Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course in recognition to the growing health risks related to the coronavirus. Unfortunately, we are not able to postpone the Annual Meeting because we were not able to find an adequate alternative date, despite our efforts and willingness.
Please click HERE to read the full letter of the ESGAR President Prof. Regina Beets-Tan and the Meeting President Prof. Jaap Stoker.
Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times, and we wish you all the best. Please stay healthy!
Please click HERE to read the words of encouragement from the ESGAR President Prof. Regina Beets-Tan.
We would like to introduce the Young ESGAR, an exciting new initiative to promote active participation of young ESGAR members within the vibrant ESGAR community.
The main goal of Young ESGAR is to generate a forum of enthusiastic young ESGAR members and to represent the interests of young residents, radiologists and researchers within the ESGAR community. We aim to create an informal and interactive platform to network, exchange ideas and to promote active participation.
And of course we cannot do this alone!
Please contact us if you would like to contribute to Young ESGAR!