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Restart of physical events in a hybrid format

The first hybrid annual congress of the European Hematology Association will be held from June 9-17, with the hybrid days hosted at Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center from June 9-12, 2022. The congress will continue virtually on the Thematic Days on June 15-17, 2022. Vienna was the location selected for 2021 but was moved as EHA2021 was fully virtual, due to the pandemic.

It is all the more a particular pleasure to welcome 9.000+ attendees this year who have registered to be physically present in Vienna – not only for the return of the in-person experience but also to celebrate the 30th anniversary of EHA and its growth and development in these last decades. To reach the community who cannot join in Vienna, EHA2022 is planned in a hybrid format with all onsite sessions live-streamed to the platform, covering the broad field of haematology and its subspecialties. Medical professionals, national haematology societies, patient organizations, the medical industry, and the media worldwide will benefit from cutting-edge and evidence-based approaches to diagnosis and treatment, highly anticipated clinical and translational research data, newest developments in innovative techniques, diagnostic tools, and risk-assessment strategies.

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Safety for face-to-face participants

Attendees onsite profit from the added value of face-to-face meetings by engaging with peers and industry, participating in a multitude of scientific sessions and meeting their experts and KOLs, or attending the poster session and welcome reception. All registered participants, whether on-site or virtual, can join in with the live Q&A via the platform or the mobile app. Early career researchers can join the various YoungEHA sessions or the YoungEHA Research Meeting to receive early-career focused insights into the latest haematology research – in-person and virtually.

After joining the congress live at Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center, participants can stay connected with the Virtual Thematic Days, presenting additional forward-thinking content with live Thematic Debates, Guidelines Sessions, on-demand Spotlight Talks, and more.

EHA is committed to a safe and healthy environment at the congress by closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) and complying with all local measures. On-site testing lanes are available at the venue for those that need or want an official travel certificate. In addition, EHA is making face masks available and there are sanitizing stations throughout the Messe.

Comeback for meeting destination Vienna

“I have every confidence that Vienna is going to be the place to be in Hematology in 2022,” says Prof Elizabeth Macintyre, EHA President. She, and the whole of the EHA community, are looking forward to the opportunity to be together again, to exchange knowledge and experience. Despite the successful virtual congresses, EHA has put together over the last two years, she stresses the importance of physical presence.

“It’s still tough to predict how participant numbers will develop and planning horizons are accordingly shorter than in the past, but there is a strong desire to meet people face-to-face,” Martina Candillo, Director Congresses & Events, Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center explains. “The decision of the EHA leadership to move ahead with a physical congress of that size and impact on Vienna’s tourism economy shows the trust they place in the team at Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center,” she proudly concludes.

Find out more about the event here.