Dear ESCMID community member,
It is our pleasure to invite you to the 31st ECCMID, which will take place from Friday, 9 July - Monday, 12 July 2021. We are very much looking forward to holding ECCMID next summer, in the sunny city of Vienna, Austria.
This decision to hold ECCMID in the Summer, as opposed to the usual mid-Spring, is of course due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, whose development remains difficult to forecast and continues to restrict movement and gatherings of people, both in Europe and further abroad. It is the hope that the public health situation will improve to a safer level by this time, due to the measures currently being taken to curb the spread of the virus.
In-person meetings still represent the greatest opportunity for scientists from around the world to exchange new research findings and clinical experiences and to network, and we believe that a meeting of this type is needed more than ever. ECCMID 2021 will allow on-site as well as online participation.
In addition to an extensive invited programme, spanning all aspects of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, we are looking forward to receiving your submitted original research works. Abstract submission will open on 11 January 2021, and will close on 24 February 2021.
We hope that, whether in person or online, you will join us next July and be part of one of the world's premier scientific and educational events in the field.
ESCMID Executive Office