The Endocrine Society will switch its annual meeting, ENDO 2021, to a fully virtual format, the Society announced today.
“After thoughtful deliberation regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the global prospect and inclination for in-person events, we have decided to move forward with ENDO 2021 in a virtual format,” says Society President Gary D. Hammer, MD, PhD. “We plan to keep intact the principal elements of ENDO, which will include top-flight educational programming, opportunities for attendees and industry partners to connect, and robust networking.”
The virtual meeting will be held in a state-of-the-art digital platform from March 20-23, 2021, the same dates ENDO 2021 was originally slated to take place in San Diego, Calif.
“Our other virtual events — ENDO Online 2020, Clinical Endocrinology Update 2020 and Endocrine Board Review 2020 — have garnered unprecedented, record-breaking participation during the worldwide pandemic. We look forward to coming together to share the latest findings in hormone science and breakthroughs in clinical care at ENDO 2021.” – Gary D. Hammer, MD, PhD, President, Endocrine Society
ENDO 2021 registration is slated to open in early November. Accepted abstracts will be available for viewing online and published in a supplemental issue of the open access Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers can submit abstracts for ENDO 2021 beginning Sept. 28 at endocrine.org/abstracts.
“While we will miss the ability to network with colleagues in person, endocrine researchers and clinicians have embraced the ability to connect virtually,” Hammer says. “At times more than doubling live attendance, our other virtual events — ENDO Online 2020, Clinical Endocrinology Update 2020 and Endocrine Board Review 2020 — have garnered unprecedented, record–breaking participation during the worldwide pandemic. We look forward to coming together to share the latest findings in hormone science and breakthroughs in clinical care at ENDO 2021.”
The worldwide pandemic also forced the Society to cancel its annual meeting, ENDO 2020, in March. The Society featured select content planned for the meeting during ENDO Online 2020, a virtual meeting held in June with record attendance of more than 17,000.