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Monday 9th March 2020

EADO 2020 Congress: COVID-19 UPDATE


Dear friends, dear colleagues,

In a conference call today, the EADO Annual Conference Leadership analysed the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and decided that the EADO Annual Conference will be held in Vilnius and no cancellation or postponement is being considered. The reasons for this are:

(1) It is not a large event, but a medium-sized congress

(2) The risk situation in Vilnius is low and no infections have been detected so far.

(3) The danger from COVID-19 infection is increasingly being classified as lower. In Germany, 240 infections have been detected, 60 have been classified as already cured, and no infected person has died of SARS-COV-2 so far.

At the same time, the EADV informed today that the major EADV events, such as the spring symposium in Porto (one week after Vilnius), are currently being maintained, and no cancellation or postponement is being considered. EADV is keeping a close eye on the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and is seeking advice from authorities such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and national health authorities in the country of the EADV event in order to protect the health and safety of participants, members and staff of the EADV event.

As the situation is developing rapidly, EADO will continue to work closely with local authorities to ensure safe events and follow all instructions to protect the health of delegates.

Claus Garbe, M.D.                                                                Matilda Bylaitė-Bučinskienė, M.D.   

Professor of Dermatology                                                     Professor of Dermatology
President of the EADO                                                         Congress President              

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