ESA 2020 to be virtual conference

Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020

The Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) has announced a virtual annual scientific meeting will replace the one planned for Christchurch, New Zealand in November because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ESA says that registrations are now open for its 2020 virtual ASM of the Society to be held over the weekend of October 31st and November 1st.

It says the virtual meeting will combine elements of the traditional face-to-face Clinical Weekend and Annual Scientific Meeting with an online platform allowing live streaming of presentations and an interactive Q&A opportunity after each presentation or with panels at the end of particular sessions.

The program’s major themes include thyroid, diabetes, a symposium on circadian rhythms and an update on COVID-19 and endocrinology.

Invited speakers include Dr Mitchell Lazar, Director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, who will present the Plenary Lecture.

The two-day virtual meeting will also provide oral and e-poster presentations from clinical and discovery science researchers, a Clinical Cases Session based on ESA Clinical Weekend, and a variety of awards for best presentations.

The original face to face meeting in Christchurch was to have been presented in conjunction with the New Zealand Society for Endocrinology (NZSE), the Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB)and  the Australian Paediatric Endocrine Group (APEG).

Then ESA says On Demand content will remain available for all registered delegates for 12 months after the virtual meeting.

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