WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2020 Barcelona will be virtual and interactive!

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Due to continued travel disruptions and the recent announcement by the authorities of a possible 2-week quarantine for visitors to Spain, the decision has been made to transition the planned World Congress to a virtual format.

As previously announced by ESCEO and IOF, the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Disease was postponed to August 20-23, 2020. However, due to continuing disruption to travel and the recent announcement by the Spanish authorities that visitors entering Spain may be subject to a two-week quarantine, we have now decided to hold the WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2020 as a virtual meeting.

We look forward to holding a virtual Congress which will reflect the originally planned programme as closely as possible, and will provide delegates with a unique interactive experience and on-demand viewing for three months after the congress.

  • All plenary lectures and Meet-the-Expert sessions will be moderated live by the chairpersons, and will allow participants to ask questions of the presenters.
  • Non-sponsored satellite symposia, oral presentations and industry symposia will be held either live or as pre-recorded sessions.
  • All accepted abstract submissions will be invited to present posters visually online in a dedicated e-poster section.
  • A dynamic virtual exhibition will allow 3-D viewing of many booths, with a breadth of assets available for viewing or download.
  • Meeting abstracts will be available on the Congress website.
  • Benefit from flexible and longer-term viewing - all sessions will be hosted on the Congress website and can be viewed by registered participants for three months after the opening of the meeting.

The WCO-IOF-ESCEO annual congress is the premier clinical forum for the bone and joint community at which noteworthy research from the more than 1400 abstract submissions will be presented. We are confident that the new virtual format will be an effective way of keeping clinicians abreast of the major advances in the field, even in these difficult and unprecedented circumstances.

Delegates who have already registered will receive further information by email, and will receive a special password to access the dedicated virtual Congress closer to the opening date.

We look forward to welcoming you to this first virtual World Congress! Visit www.wco-iof-esceo.org

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