August 2018

Published in ESRS Newsletter August 2018

 

Dear Fellow Members,

We are now rapidly approaching the dates of our Congress in Basel and all indications are that this will be a highly successful meeting. The registration statistics indicate that we are on track to approximate the record attendance at our last Congress in Bologna and the Scientific Programme promises a highly rewarding and varied content.

The poster sessions have been substantially restructured for this year when compared to recent Congresses. These will be scheduled in the late morning each day and will all be congregated in the same general area of the Congress Centre. Furthermore, posters will be grouped into topics and each group will be assigned to a Discussion Leader who will lead a group discussion at each poster during the session. This approach is designed to improve the interaction between the poster presenter and those in attendance. There will, of course, remain ample time for one-to-one interaction between the presenter and individual participants.

The Business Meeting is an important component of the Congress and I encourage all members attending the Congress to participate. Important decisions will be made by members’ votes and only those in attendance can participate in the voting.

I look forward to welcoming you to Basel and encourage those yet undecided to register.

Best wishes

Walter McNicholas
ESRS President