NEWS on EACD / IAACD 2025 – OVERVIEW – January 2024
Dear committee members,
we want to wish you a happy and healthy new year. At this occasion, we want to share some information on our plans so far. Just a short overview about some recent activities and next tasks:
1. We hope that everybody has received and shared the Save the date Flyer. Please
do share this within your community. Also, please include a banner (ideally with a hyperlink to our website) in your email signature and, if possible, on your website. This is a great way to
advertise our meeting. In addition, we do recommend to include the banner at the end of all your PowerPoint presentations, which will be another great way to raise awareness.
2. The „hottest“ activity at the moment is the start of weekly presentation of video clips from
the visiting project „International Voices on Childhood-onset disabilities“ on our website on 10th January (Wed). Caregivers, persons with lived experiences, stakeholders and professionals from 12 countries have been visited and recorded last year. They will talk about the situation in
their countries, their stories, challenges, wishes etc. Background information will be given in addition on our social media. Please share this information and the link within your networks: https://eacd-iaacd2025.org/networking-and-communication/international-voices/
3. Scientific committee: After slowing down our process last year in order not to collide with
the preparation of the EACD meeting in Bruges 2024, we have now to speed up this year.
Based on the issues raised by family, user and stakeholder committee and the visiting
project, we revised our top themes accordingly. This will be the basis of our calls for abstracts and of our selection of the keynote speakers this year. Further, a number of activities have to be prepared and worked on this year. These are:
Ø February: call for symposia (pre-conference,
Ø February to April, selection of the majority of
Ø June / July 2024, review of the symposia being submitted
Ø June to August 2024, calls for abstracts (oral, poster, instructional
Ø September/October 2024, major review of the more than 700 abstracts to be expected
4. Side activities (Opening, Social Event, Gala Dinner, Pre-conference organisation) will
5. Family, user and stakeholder committee: They will also support the abstract review
process. In addition, they will prepare an „Action Day“ during congress time (e.g. Saturday), together with
stakeholder organisations of the German supporting network.
6. German Supporting Network Committee will further prepare a program for a German
congress day / additional track.
Social Media and Communication Committee will realize an effective communication strategy. Everyone
is welcome to support this.
8. Finances and Partner Committee: after the first mailing to partners in autumn, a booklet
for partners is currently developed and will be presented to all committee members for distribution and contact.
We will be happy to receive your feedback at any time and will keep you informed from now on a regular basis. For more informations please click there
Kommentar vom Herrn Dr.Vowe zum Urteil des LSG NRW vom 17.05.2021
Ehrenkonduktoren von Deutschland
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