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EuroPerio10 to take place in 2022

By Dental Tribune International
September 01, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: After closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) has decided to reschedule the EuroPerio10 congress, which was planned to take place in June 2021. The event will now be held in the first half of 2022 at the Bella Center, Scandinavia’s largest multifunctional event venue, in Copenhagen. The final dates will be communicated as soon as they are confirmed.

By April 2021, the Bella Center will have a new congress hall, making it the largest congress venue in Northern Europe. (Image: Bella Center)

In a letter to the EFP’s 37 affiliated national societies of periodontics, EFP President Dr Xavier Struillou, Secretary General Prof. Nicola West and EuroPerio10 Chairman Prof. Phoebus Madianos said that the decision to postpone the EFP’s showcase congress was taken because “the current COVID-19 situation looks unlikely to have resolved substantially by June 2021”.

“On balance, we expect the situation to be significantly better by June 2022,” they said in highlighting the importance of the triennial EuroPerio congress to both the EFP and its member societies. “The EuroPerio10 committee strongly feels that postponing the event for 2022 will considerably increase the chances for a successful meeting, worthy of its tradition and future expectations.”

To mitigate the effect of postponing the congress, the EFP and professional congress organiser Mondial Congress & Events are developing a pre-EuroPerio10 online platform, to be launched in spring 2021, which will provide educational content and interactive sessions.

Updates will be posted on www.efp.org/europerio10.

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