Word from the President

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to our annual meeting.

EVER continues to improve and grow. This year marks EVERs 10th year and is characterised by the most comprehensive scientific program ever offered in our history. I am pleased that we have been able to outline an excellent scientific program with almost 40 Special Interest Symposia covering a wide range of up-to-date topics. In addition, six Plenary Lectures will be delivered by international guests of EVER focusing on important progress made in basic and clinical research. Some of you may have made already plans to arrive on Wednesday to attend one of our seven courses. You may notice that for the first time we have been grading them  from beginner through advanced level that allows you to make an even better, individual choice.

It is becoming a tradition for EVER to host other international organisations and to organise combined sessions with ARVO, EVI, ISCEV, FRO and OOG. This not only strengthen our already excellent scientific program but also emphasises the international reputation that EVER has achieved. EVER is happy to consider similar collaboration with other societies.

Our new venue is Portoroz in Slovenia situated at the Adriatic coast.
The congress center and facilities there will guarantee optimal conditions for our extended program. At the same time Portoroz provides us the relaxed atmosphere that will stimulate exchange and communication with friends and colleagues. EVER will provide a social program, including a welcome reception, cultural events and a dinner at a historical location. I am sure that these perspectives will make the EVER meeting this year a great scientific and social event!

Looking forward to welcome you in Portoroz,

Yours Sincerely,
Prof. Dr. Uwe Pleyer, FEBO