The PReS Council and Scientific Organizing Committee of the PReS 2020 Congress have been carefully analysing the situation regarding the congress in September 2020. We remain entirely committed to holding an annual congress in order to pursue the PReS mission: Dedicated to advance the care and improve the health and well-being of children and young people with rheumatic conditions. We are unanimous in the wish to provide an innovative, exciting, lively congress; and have decided to transition to a fully virtual event, called PReS 2020 e-Congress.
The Scientific Organizing Committee is currently working to adapt the programme, building upon the exciting themes already developed, retaining our principles of high quality, interdisciplinarity and breadth for the meeting, and now including sessions on COVID-19 in children and young people. We are dedicated to ensuring maximal global reach of the meeting to all of our members and partners, in a safe and accessible manner.
Until further details on the programme are provided, we continue to encourage you to submit abstracts, which will be published in the journal Paediatric Rheumatology at the time of the PReS 2020 e-Congress.
President of PReS
Lucy R Wedderburn
Scientific Committee Chair of the PReS 2020 Congress
President of the PReS 2020 Local Organising Committee