Preliminary Program

Dear members, colleagues, authors, and participants,

The Scientific Committee is very pleased to announce that the program is ready to be published.

With an enormous effort and support, our COTEC and ENOTHE offices in collaboration with our Czech organising partner GUARANT International, we have managed to compose a full four-day Virtual Congress. We would like to express our gratitude to all of you who are still on board making this postponed virtual congress happen in September this year. We have received many supportive messages that truly encouraged us to continue this adventure.

Soon we will also announce the pre-congress program in which the OT-Europe workshops will have a special position lined up towards the congress.

Prior to proceeding to the program available in the link below, we would like to inform you and repeat some notifications about the program.

There will be five parallel virtual rooms together with exhibitor rooms, a poster lobby and other digital applications through which you will be able to enjoy the program at your own pace. Having a virtual congress does have its benefits and opportunities since the fees are lower now, no travelling is needed which means that anyone from anywhere can join!

And you will have full access to all parts of the program, including the pre-congress OT Europe Workshops. Of course, we had to make difficult choices to create space. Formats have been changed with regards to time slots and we have moved some parts outside the conference program. The General Assemblies and Governance days of both ENOTHE and COTEC and some of the student activities have been moved prior to or after the conference. We will try to organise all the very promising OT-Europe workshops online, in a series towards the congress. Keynotes and keynote workshops are still in the program and will be re-scheduled to comply with time zones around the globe.

Regarding the formats the following revisions have been made:
xWorkshops are now 45 minutes, seminars 15 minutes, roundtables 30 minutes long and will be delivered via livestream.

xOral presentations require a pre-recording of 5 minutes and will be clustered in sessions followed by a 10-minute Q&A

xAll days start with a short plenary opening and close with social and informal online events.

Authors and participants can see their place in the program by searching in the program menu. Clear instructions and instruction-guides for technical support, uploading posters, oral presentation recordings and so on will be provided for presenters through the congress website and GUARANT International partner.

Please find the program on the ExOrdo website here.

To navigate through the program use these instructions at support.exordo.com/article/889-how-to-search-the-programme.

If you have any questions about the program or your abstract, please contact us via e-mail cotec-enothe2020@oteurope.eu.

It has been a challenge to reschedule and transfer all the existing and new abstracts to a new program set up to fit our new platform hosted by GUARANT International as well as the University and Association partners in Prague. The new platform will be available via the Congress Platform from end August / beginning September.

Don’t forget that early-bird registration is now possible until May 31st, (already 220+ participants confirmed and counting!). Members of COTEC and ENOTHE can also make use of the single-use discount codes for an even lower fee.

There are great online exhibit possibilities for sponsors, so don’t forget to check out the new Prospectus on the congress website and spread the word. Follow the updates and deadlines closely on the conference website www.cotec-enothe2021.com.

On behalf of both boards, the Organising and Scientific Committees, we wish you all the best for now and are looking very much forward to meet you all online!

Stay tuned, safe, resilient and healthy!

Warm regards

On behalf of the Scientific and Organising Committees

Soemitro Poerbodipoero (ENOTHE President) & Anu Söderström (COTEC President)