Due to the progress of the situation related to the new coronavirus infection and the declaration of the pandemic status by the WHO, the management team analysed the practicability to organise the EPTRI Open Meeting on the 2nd and 3rd of April 2020 in Brussels.
To guarantee the safely participation of everybody and the contribution to this crucial meeting, the EPTRI Open Meeting will be perfomed remotely. Details for the connection will be shared soon.
The event will be the occasion to sum up the activities and the goals achieved as well as to discuss the challenges of the future EPTRI’s work. The first part of the meeting will be focused on an overview of the activities carried out so far in the project, together with a description of the future EPTRI architecture in terms of governance model, IT structure, services and the design of the future platforms.
An open meeting will take place in the second day with the worthwhile presentations of the abstracts selected through the call for abstracts launched on the 5th of February, on several topics related to the four thematic research areas of EPTRI. All the posters selected by the EPTRI Scientific Committee wil be presented as teaser videos of 3 minutes and will be published on the EPTRI website.
All the oral presentations will be available on the website as videos and some of them will be also presented during the Open Meeting morning session. A dedicated session on the advocacy and the importance of the networking and outreach is foreseen in the afternoon of the second day.
Moreover, the special issue “Scientific Highlights in the First European Paediatric Translational Research Infrastructure Open Meeting” has been created on Pharmaceutics, an Open Access Journal with a 4.7 impact factor. All the selected abstracts and the EPTRI partners have been invited to submit papers in form of original research articles, reviews, opinion papers, editorials or short communications. More information on the Special Issue is available at this link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/pharmaceutics/special_issues/eptri.
The deadline for manuscript submissions is December 10th 2020.
More details and the agenda will be provided soon.