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ESCRS Virtual Congress a tremendous success

Dermot McGrath

Posted: Sunday, October 4, 2020


ESCRS President Rudy MMA Nuijts

As the curtain came down on the 38th Congress of the ESCRS, the society’s President Rudy MMA Nuijts paid tribute to all the participants who had made the virtual event such a resounding success.
“The ESCRS is only as strong as the world class speakers and audience that we attract, and this strength was on display in every session these past few days,” he said in his closing remarks.
Professor Nuijts said that a huge amount of effort had gone into organising the virtual congress and he hoped that all the delegates had found it a worthwhile experience.
“We hope that you have enjoyed your time and will take the knowledge you have gained over the past few days back to your hospitals and clinics to ultimately benefit your patients,” he said.
Prof Nuijts expressed gratitude to the many industry partners who had supported the move to a virtual platform and to all the speakers, moderators and chairpersons who provided the backbone of the scientific programme.
Prof Nuijts reminded delegates that all the main sessions, presentations and posters of the past weekend would be available on the online platform for viewing until the end of the year.
“You can log in any time and review everything you might have missed the first time around or watch any session again that you found particularly enjoyable,” he said.
Prof Nuijts ended by expressing his fervent wish that next year’s Congress will be able to return to the usual format of an in-person event.
“We will meet again next year and this time hopefully in person. Although this meeting was, I think, a tremendous success as a virtual meeting, this can never replace the charm of a physical meeting. So please stay safe, stay healthy, and thank you very much for your support,” he said.