Members of the ICE/ECE 2012 Programme Organising Committee (POC) met once again in Florence on 4-5 February to continue their management of what will surely prove to be one of the most exciting and memorable endocrinology conferences of recent years. This meeting had the more specific focus of assessing the abstracts submitted to the Congress and assigning them to oral communication sessions and poster presentations.
|Members of ICE/ECE 2012 POC meet in Florence to plan the Congress|
The 20 members of the POC were delighted to see that 2012 abstracts in total have been submitted for presentation at the Congress. The Congress has succeeded in obtaining submissions from 78 countries, meaning that we will be able to bring you the best in endocrinology research and clinical practice from around the globe.
During the abstract marking process, a team of over 100 reviewers scored the abstracts. It was the job of the POC to work through these marks and comments and update the scientific programme with new oral communication sessions. The result of this intense, but thoroughly enjoyable, session was the inclusion of 1857 posters for presentation at the Congress and the introduction of 19 oral communication sessions. The huge range of categories from pituitary to thyroid and from developmental endocrinology to bone & osteoporosis means that there will be presentations to suit everyone’s research and clinical interests.
All authors should now have received notification about their abstract, ensuring that presenting authors can benefit from the early bird registration deadline. The full programme for the Congress is now available online. Visit http://www.ice-ece2012.com/programme/prog.aspx to plan your time at the Congress and discover more about the sessions you want to attend.
Both the POC Chair Martin Reinke and the Local Organising Committee Chair, Gianni Forti, would like to extend their thanks to all the Programme Organising Committee for the commitment and passion they have shown in developing what we hope will be a truly outstanding conference. We now look forward to ICE/ECE 2012 on 5-9 May and we hope that you will be able to join us there!
***REMEMBER*** The early bird deadline for reduced registration rates is 16 March. Register online now at: http://www.ice-ece2012.com/registration.aspx