After careful consideration, ECTS 2020 has been postponed to 20-24 October 2020

After careful assessment of the situation and following security measures adopted by the French government, the rest of Europe and worldwide in response to the spread of COVID-19, the ECTS leadership reached the conclusion that the most appropriate solution is to postpone ECTS 2020 to 20-24 October 2020, in Marseille.

This decision aims to allow the ECTS community to attend safely and to maintain the high level of quality of the scientific programme. Registrations and abstract submission will remain valid and will automatically transfer to the new dates. The Scientific Programme Committee is currently re-arranging the scientific programme based on speakers’ availability to ensure that attendants will have the best experience of our meeting.

We kindly invite you to check our event website for updates.  In this page, you will also find a FAQs section.

As announced previously, the Annual General Assembly will be held as planned on Saturday 16 May at 12.30hrs, as an online meeting and ECTS Members will receive the official invitation soon.

This decision to postpone the meetings has not been made lightly and we are sorry for any inconvenience that this postponement may cause you.  We would like to thank you for your understanding and continuous support.  Please stay safe and take care of yourself and those around you.

We look forward to welcoming you in Marseille in October.

With our heartfelt best wishes

FAQ for Delegates

Why is ECTS 2020 being postponed?

After careful review of the COVID-19 outbreak and national measures to manage the spread, ECTS has decided to postpone ECTS 2020 to 20-24 October 2020, same venue in Marseille, France.

Our priority is the safety and well-being of delegates and all partners, while maintaining a high level of quality of the scientific programme.

Are the pre-congress programme and ancillary events also postponed?

Yes, all ancillary events organized by ECTS have been postponed to 20-24 October 2020.  A new detailed programme will be available soon.

The ECTS Annual General Meeting is maintained for Saturday 16 May 2020 at 12.30hrs and will be held online.  All ECTS members will receive an official invitation in due course.

Is my registration confirmation still valid?

Yes, all delegate registrations will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled conference dates of 20-24 October 2020, in Marseille.

What happens if I cannot travel / I am not available to the new dates?

We are sorry if you are unable to make the new dates.  If you have already registered, please email us at ects2020-reg@interplan.de to request a refund of your registrations.  A full refund minus a handling management fee required by agents, such as Interplan, will be made via the original payment method.

We will process your request as soon as we can.  Thanks for your patience given the circumstances.

Can I make a claim a refund for my travel costs?

Please contact your travel agent directly regarding this query.  We also advise you to consult the terms and conditions of your airline and if applicable any travel insurance you may have.

Can I claim a refund for my accommodation costs?

If you have booked your hotel through the ECTS congress website, or Interplan, please contact h.peter@interplan.de to change your reservation to the new dates.  Due to GDPR, your hotel booking cannot be transferred to new dates directly.

Will the early bird deadline be extended?

Yes, the early bird registration deadline has been extended until 31 August 2020.  Please check the registration page for the registration terms and conditions.

Any further questions?

If you have any other questions, please contact us at ects2020-reg@interplan.de.

FAQ for Abstract Authors & Presenters

Why is ECTS 2020 being postponed?

After careful review of the COVID-19 outbreak and national measures to manage the spread, ECTS has decided to postpone ECTS 2020 to 20-24 October 2020, same venue in Marseille, France.

Our priority is the safety and well-being of delegates and all partners, while maintaining a high level of quality of the scientific programme.

Are the pre-congress programme and ancillary events also postponed?

Yes, all ancillary events organized by ECTS have been postponed to 20-24 October 2020.  A new detailed programme will be available soon.

The ECTS Annual General Meeting is maintained for Saturday 16 May 2020 at 12.30hrs and will be held online.  All ECTS members will receive an official invitation in due course.

Will my abstract still be accepted to present for the rescheduled congress dates?

Yes, it will.  All accepted abstracts will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled congress dates of 20-24 October 2020, in Marseille.

What happens if I cannot travel / I am not available to the new dates?

We are sorry if you are unable to make the new dates.  You can ask a co-author to present the abstract.  Please let us know the name of an additional author to ects2020@interplan.de.

Do I have to resubmit my abstract?

No, your submission will be transferred automatically to the new congress dates.

Will my abstract still be published in Bone Reports supplement?

Yes, abstracts that will be presented during ECTS 2020 in October will be published in the supplement. 

Will I be able to amend my accepted abstracts?

No. But of course you can add data to the poster or oral presentation as you deem appropriate.

What happens if I had planned to encore my abstract to another conference between 19 May and 20 October?

Under these exceptional circumstances, the embargo policy is removed.  Please contact ects2020@interplan.de to inform us about your encore presentation plans.

I have been awarded a New Investigator Award / Travel Grant.  Will it be valid for the new dates?

Yes, all abstract awards presented during ECTS 2020 in October, are automatically transferred to the rescheduled dates. 

Any further questions?

If you have any other questions, please contact us at ects2020@interplan.de.

FAQ for Speakers & Faculty

Why is ECTS 2020 being postponed?

After careful review of the COVID-19 outbreak and national measures to manage the spread, ECTS has decided to postpone ECTS 2020 to 20-24 October 2020, same venue in Marseille, France.

Our priority is the safety and well-being of delegates and all partners, while maintaining a high level of quality of the scientific programme.

Are the pre-congress programme and ancillary events also postponed?

Yes, all ancillary events organized by ECTS have been postponed to 20-24 October 2020.  A new detailed programme will be available soon.

The ECTS Annual General Meeting is maintained for Saturday 16 May 2020 at 12.30hrs and will be held online.  All ECTS members will receive an official invitation in due course.

 

When is my new presentation scheduled for?

The Scientific Programme Committee is currently reviewing the scientific programme based on the availability you provided during our survey on 13 March 2020.

You will receive an email confirming the details of your talk(s). 

 What happens if I cannot travel / I am not available to the new dates?

You will receive an email confirming the details of your talk.  If you are not available to the new dates, please email us at ects2020@interplan.de as soon as possible.

 Can I make a claim to refund my travel costs from the May meeting?

Please contact your travel agent directly regarding this query.  Maybe reword to: We also advise you to consult the terms and conditions of your airline and if applicable any travel insurance you may have.

Any further questions?

If you have any other questions, please contact us at ects2020@interplan.de

FAQ for Sponsors

We will contact you directly regarding your participation at the event. If you need to get in touch with us, please contact Sina Ehresmann at s.ehresmann@interplan.de.

Please note that if you made a booking directly with a supplier and not through Interplan, we kindly ask you to get in touch with the supplier directly.  

Why is ECTS 2020 being postponed?

After careful review of the COVID-19 outbreak and national measures to manage the spread, ECTS has decided to postpone ECTS 2020 to 20-24 October 2020, same venue in Marseille, France.

Our priority is the safety and well-being of delegates and all partners, while maintaining a high level of quality of the scientific programme.

Are the pre-congress programme and ancillary events also postponed?

Yes, all ancillary events organized by ECTS have been postponed to 20-24 October 2020.  A new detailed programme will be available soon.

The ECTS Annual General Meeting is maintained for Saturday 16 May 2020 at 12.30hrs and will be held online.  All ECTS members will receive an official invitation in due course.

 

New Congress Dates

20 October: Pre-Congress Day

21-24 October: ECTS 2020

Early bird registration

Until 31 August 2020

Normal registration

1 September 2020 – 5 October 2020

Onsite registration

6 October 2020 – 24 October 2020