Welcome letter

Once there was a dream of holding our 39th EPOS Annual Meeting in beautiful Porto in Portugal along the Douro river. Together with the appointed Local Host, we were looking forward to gathering the global community of paediatric orthopaedics in one of the oldest European cities with all its history, splendid architecture and to enjoying the warm and friendly atmosphere of the locals.

The Covid-19 reality has jeopardised all our plans, has impacted on our meeting format to switching our Congress to a virtual event.

Despite of these miseries, EPOS will excel its mission in providing outstanding education, sharing and improving scientific knowledge in Paediatric Orthopaedics and creating a great platform to nurture academic development even in times of virtual communication. Online sessions with emphasis on lively interactions and discussions will allow the exchange of ideas and to foster friendships.

EPOS 2021, the first EPOS virtual Meeting will be unique… And you must be a part of it!

See you soon!

Cristina Alves
Local Committee’ s Chair

Thomas Wirth
EPOS President 2019 - 2021