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Registration Open (last update: August 10, 2020)

    • The organizing committee of EAC 2020 online is happy to announce that registration is open now!
      • Please go to to register. In case you have already submitted an abstract, please use the same account details to login for registration again to allow for matching participants and abstracts. An overview of the conference fees can be found here:
      • Your registration includes full access to our virtual conference platform which will provide access to all presentations and host all platform discussions as well as live plenary lectures. Please pay attention to our Sponsors that will also be present at their virtual exhibition booths during conference hours. Please find the preliminary program on our website and closely follow all updates within the upcoming weeks. We would like to ask you to ensure that your technical equipment is ready at the beginning of the conference. This should include a computer with microphone, speakers (ideally headset), internet access with enough bandwidth to stream video sessions as well as a webcam in order to profit from the full virtual experience.
    • Detailed Information about the registration process:
      • After successful registration you will receive an email directly from EAC 2020’s platform containing a link to download your individual invoice and confirmation letter (in one document!). As we need to host the conference in the virtual space, we need to transfer your data to our conference platform This is automatically done during the registration process and you agree to this when accepting our General Terms & Conditions as well as our Privacy Policy. You will receive a separate email from asking for confirmation of your registration to avoid spam. Please do so immediately in order to be fully logged in to our virtual conference. After the final payment step you will also receive your payment confirmation. Your payment status will always be accessible via your account.
      • If you are not able to pay by credit card you need to contact us via after completing the registration process.

Off-site solution (last update: July 27, 2020)

    • EAC2020 moved on(line) and will be held from August 31st to September 4th. We have decided on the following virtual concept:
      • There will be four types of sessions during the conference.
        • Plenaries will be presented live with the possibility to ask questions via chat.
        • Parallel voice-chat sessions to discuss platform presentations (5 min discussion per presentation).
        • Parallel voice-chat sessions to discuss posters (3 min discussion per presentation).
        • Exhibition offering live interaction with Sponsors.
      • Author Notification is on July 20th, informing you on the presentation type for your contribution.
      • Presentations can be uploaded from August 10 to August 24.
        • For “platform presentations” you should provide a video file of max 12 min length.
        • For “poster presentations” you should make a pitch of max 3 min.
        • Please find a step by step tutorial here: how to prepare your presentation for upload.
        • All presentations: you prepare one single slide that will be uploaded and displayed during discussion sessions
        • Posters supply a pdf of their one page poster
      • Presentations will be available to all registered conference attendees for viewing online starting August 28
      • Exciting special events such as the Young Investigators Network (YIN) and a virtual fun run
      • Further information on the required data formats of your presentations you will find in our tutorial:how to prepare your presentation for upload
      • Details on the upload procedure will be given soon. You can manage your submission using our conference managing system

Off-site solution under development (last update June 15)

We, the local organizing committee, are currently evaluating an off-site solution that offers the excellent work of the submitting scientists and the reviewers as well as our sponsors a platform with the best possible visibility that can be achieved under these circumstances.
At the Moment we can’t communicate a final conference fee to you until the final format of the off-site solution is fixed. But be assured it will be much less compared to the original fee. We will directly inform you after the evaluation is finished!
(last update: June 15, 2020)

In-person meeting cancelled (last update May 5)

We deeply regret to inform you that the measures imposed by the German authorities to counteract the corona virus pandemic unfortunately prevent an in-person EAC2020. We are therefore forced to cancel this year’s in-person EAC in Aachen. After consulting German authorities and the convention center Eurogress, we came to the conclusion, that a successful conference under the strict regulations would not be possible with a number of participants that ensures a true EAC experience. Thus, the desired exchange of scientists among each other and customer contact for our sponsors would not be possible. We, the local organizing committee, are currently working hard on an off-site solution that offers the excellent work of the submitting scientists and the reviewers as well as our sponsors a platform with the best possible visibility that can be achieved under these circumstances. Please be patient and give us some time to reach this goal. Scientific work continues. The authors just received the results of the reviewing process. We will publish the form in which the individual contributions can be presented to the scientific community later. It is heart breaking for the local organizers to send this message. For more than four years we had planned a fantastic EAC for you and we are desperately sad that we have to cancel the in-person convention with the checkered flag directly in sight now. (last update: May 5, 2020)

Abstract Submission closed
We thank everyone that has submitted their work for presentation at EAC 2020! (last update March 3)

Abstract Submission has been closed on March 2. We thank everyone that has submitted their work for presentation at EAC 2020! The Program Committee, composed of experts from the relevant Working Groups, is currently reviewing all submitted abstracts thoroughly. Notifications of acceptance or rejection of the abstracts will be sent to the corresponding author (the submitter) by May 15.

Statement on Coronavirus and EAC 2020
...all efforts organizing EAC 2020 are going ahead as normal! (last update March 24)

We have received inquiries about how the coronavirus crisis affects EAC 2020. The opening of the conference is still over five months out. At this time, all efforts organizing EAC 2020 are going ahead as normal. We are closely monitoring the latest official guidance from the German Government, local and global public health authorities, the World Health Organization, and take their advice into account as the situation evolves. We plan to provide a regular update about EAC 2020 and the coronavirus crisis. (last update: March 24, 2020)

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