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Keynote Fireplace

You can view the biographies of the Keynote Speakers that will have Fireplace sessions here.


The ESCMID Fireplace is a new session type, where keynote speakers meet with a small group to deeply discuss the topics covered in their Keynote presentations. Pre-booking is essential, and will open in the weeks prior to the congress.


The ECCMID Fireplace Sessions are 30 min, or 1-hour sessions designed as private meetings between a keynote speaker, two moderators and a selected number (up to 60) of participants. The aim is to enable an informal discussion and promote exchange between an established leader and young professionals.


ESCMID strongly believes that the interaction between senior experts in the field of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases and early career attendees of ECCMID is of great importance in promoting knowledge exchange.


Because of the intimate nature of these sessions, pre-registration is required to attend. ECCMID registrants will receive an email with a link to the Fireplace registration form. Registration is now closed for the Keynote Fireplaces


Please be informed that, in case of an exceeding number of requests, ESCMID will give priority to registered users born on or after 1 January 1981. However, to ensure the full access to the contents of Fireplace events, the sessions will be recorded and stored within the ECCMID platform (ECCMID 2021), accessible to all registered users.