unfortunately, we have to inform you that we have decided after intensive discussion and assessment of various options, to hold the 18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress, 18 – 21 October 2021, as a virtual event.
The current health situation in Europe is still serious and, at the moment, it is not possible to predict how the situation is going to develop until October. In addition, there was feedback from those who had doubts about registering contributions due to the uncertain situation. All of this has ultimately led us to the decision to hold the congress as a VIRTUAL meeting.
This decision was very hard for us because, in addition to the scientific part with lectures and posters, it is above all the personal discussions with colleagues from different countries that make such a congress unforgettable. However, since we believe that you need planning security, a hybrid solution of face-to-face and online congress was ultimately not an option we wanted to offer you.
We think that in the meantime extensive experiences with the modern media are available and also already numerous meetings and congresses had to be accomplished on-line, so that we consider the execution of the Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo congress in a VIRTUAL format in the momentary situation for the best solution.
We can promise you that we will endeavour to prepare the online congress over the next few months in such a way that we can offer you various elements of a face-to-face event, such as breakout rooms, poster sessions and exhibition area, etc. In order to give you the opportunity to register your contributions and participate in this most important congress on different aspects of lipids in Europe, we have extended the deadline to submit your oral presentations until 11 June 2021.
We look forward to seeing you online for the 18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress from 18 – 21 October 2021
Markus Dierker (BASF) Bertrand Matthäus (Max Rubner-Institut) Karin Schwarz (Kiel University)
Congress Chair Congress Chair Euro Fed Lipid President