After a long period of silence due to the block of any kind of meeting in Italy because of the Covid Pandemia, we come back to you to update you on the state of the art of the organization of “Progress 2020. A Case Report Virtual Meeting”.
Until now we have been waiting some months hoping that the pandemic situation would significantly improve or finally end. Unfortunately this was not the case and we are observing in Italy still now the persistence of a significant amount of new Covid cases, particularly concentrated in the young population. For this reason the Italian Ministry of Public Health decided to maintain the prohibition to organize medical meetings in person. Very probably this prohibition will continue for all the year 2020.
Many scientific societies decided to switch their meetings into a only digital format (SIC, ESC etc). According to the present situation also we are obliged to move towards a virtual format for Progress 2020 in order not to cancel for the first time a scientific event which has gained since 1984, a specific place in the panorama of international congresses on Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology.
Under our request, AIM Communication created a customized Digital Platform for “Progress 2020” which simulates perfectly “by remote” the usual congress “in person”. Exhibition booths, satellite symposia, dedicated suites to show new devices and to interact directly with individual doctors, will be available in the platform.
All the scientific presentations will be included, with the authors’ permission, in a digital library which will be available for a free consultation after the meeting.