Congress Committee

OBJECTIVES AND ROLE

In general, the mission of the Congress Committee is to improve the long-term strategy and continuity regarding the EAO annual congresses. The following issues should specifically be addressed: scientific programme content and format; social programme; congress locations; congress sponsoring; finances, congress budget. 
The committee oversees the work of the scientific programme and the abstract subcommittees

Committee members

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Bjarni Pjetursson (IS)
Chair
Robert Haas (AT)
Co-chair
Kathrin Becker (DE)
Member
David Nisand (FR)
Member
Jaime Gil (ES)
Member
Turker Ornekol (TR)
Member
Iva Milinkovic (RS)
Member

Aims and Objectives

  • Plan long-term topics for congresses
  • Generate and maintain a database of renowned speakers, chairpersons and moderators
  • Manage the programme format for inclusion of all events
  • Generate a plan for development and innovation of congress content and format
  • Organise social events (if applicable)
  • Promotion of congresses (articles in related press releases)
  • Represents the link between the Board and the congress organisers

Subcommittees

Scientific programme subcommittee – Milan 2021

Objective and Role

The scientific programme subcommittee is responsible for developing the congress programme reflecting the EAO’s core commitment to “bridging the gap between science and clinical practice”.

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Luca Cordaro (IT)
Chair
isabella
Isabella Rocchietta (IT)
Co-chair
PositionFirst NameLast NameCountry
Chair (SIdP)LucaLandiItaly
Co-chair (SIdP)Mauro MerliItaly
Chair (IAO)GiovanniZucchelliItaly
Co-chair (IAO)TizianoTestoriItaly
MemberTaliChackartchiIsrael
MemberStefanFicklGermany
MemberOscarGonzalez MartinSpain
MemberBjarniPjeturssonIceland
MemberAntonSculeanSwitzerland
MemberStefanWolfartGermany
MemberNicolaZiztmannSwitzerland

Aims and Objectives

Renewing the programme while still offering sessions in accordance with the association’s mission; making sure the scientific programme is consistent and meets the aims of the congress.

Abstract subcommittee

Objective and Role

The abstract subcommittee decides which abstracts will be included in the congress and in which format within the flexibility given by the venue and the overall congress programme (research competition, oral presentation, poster presentation etc.).

PositionFirst NameLast NameCountry
ChairRalf JoachimKohalGermany
Restricted committeeChristelLarssonSweden
Restricted committeeMagnúsJón BjörnssonIceland
MemberGoranBenicSwitzerland
MemberMatteoChiapascoItaly
MemberNikolaosDonosUK
MemberKlausGotfredsenDenmark
MemberMatthiasKernGermany
MemberAndreaMombelliSwitzerland
MemberTimoNarhiFinland
MemberGerryRaghoebarNetherlands
MemberGiovanniSalviSwitzerland
MemberLarsSchroppDenmark
MemberHendrikTerheydenGermany
MemberDanielThomaSwitzerland
MemberAnnWennerbergSweden
MemberJorgWiltfangGermany
MemberRobertHaasAustria
MemberErhanFiratliTurkey
MemberAlfonsoGilSpain
MemberPauloMascarenhasPortugal
MemberOlivier HenrySavajolFrance
MemberNiklaus PLangSwitzerland
MemberAnjaZembicSwitzerland

Aims and Objectives

To keep on selecting high quality abstracts to be presented during the congress; to organise the competitions in relation with the congress organisers.