Dear friends of SEPAWA®,
for 66 years the SEPAWA® CONGRESS has been a continuous success story. Now a pandemic with its consequences has seized the world and our congress is not spared. The rapid recent developments of Covid-19 infections in Berlin and the consequences that Berlin – and other cities in Germany – have been declared risk areas and hotspots, have prompted the SEPAWA® Executive Board to reassess the situation.
It is to be feared that this situation will even worsen in the near future.
The health and safety of our members, exhibitors and friends is very important to us. Additionally, we want to avoid that returnees from Berlin might have to go into quarantine or face other restrictions.
As a result, a sustainable and successful live congress 2020 in Berlin would no longer be possible, which we very much regret.
The SEPAWA® board has therefore decided to hold the 67th SEPAWA® CONGRESS exclusively virtually.
The annual general meeting will not take place in 2020, but is postponed until 2021.
Nearly all presentations and exhibitors can be visited on the virtual platform. You will receive further information on our website.
We ask our members and friends to support this virtual congress with their participation and make it a success within the circumstances. In the past the non-profit SEPAWA® e.V. has contributed significantly to the effective exchange and networking of our members and congress participants and has also financially supported and promoted many projects for further education and training. This remains the goal of our association.
We hope that they will continue to remain loyal to us with their support and look forward to a live reunion in 2021.
Your SEPAWA® Board