Eurospine 2020, which had been due to take place in Vienna, Austria from 6–9 October, will instead be a digital event, organisers have announced.
The online congress will be CME accredited and take place over the same dates as the physical conference had been due to be held. Organisers took the decision due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and to protect the health and safety of stakeholders involved in the event.
In a statement, Eurospine said: “As Europe’s leading spine society, we are fully committed to providing high-quality education and learning opportunities that allow spine experts in all parts of the world to hone their skills and profit from the most up-to-date research. The content of our virtual meeting will offer the same high value as our live meetings, with top-quality educational sessions and live debates. Furthermore, all participants will have access to the MedTech industry, who will be represented in our digital format.
“While we deeply regret not being able to see all of you in person, we are committed to turning EUROSPINE 2020 into the highest-quality online education programme the spine community will experience this year. Our decision to take EUROSPINE 2020 digital so far in advance of the event is in keeping with our promise to you to communicate all event changes in a timely manner to assist you with making your plans.”