As we welcome the scientific community back to ESAO 2022 with a long-awaited return to an in-person meeting, we continue to prioritize the safety of our participants and staff.

The organizers continuously monitor local and international guidelines and regulations relating to COVID-19. The changeable nature of the pandemic means that regular updates to this policy are necessary. We will inform all participants about necessary precautions and regulations via our website and during registration on-site. 

We will have a comprehensive on-site COVID-19 safety plan that consists of a range of precautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Depending on the pandemic situation, the plan will be adapted if necessary, to ensure that it remains proportionate to the trajectory of the pandemic and to the latest developments. 

A mask wearing policy, which will, as a minimum, comply with Austrian local and national regulations at the time of the event will be communicated and enforced for both staff and participants. Regardless of national regulations, we recommend wearing a mask whenever possible. FFP2 masks will be provided in all congress bags.

PCR Tests

We are offering free in-house COVID-19 PCR-Tests (sampling by mouth rinsing) for all attendees. The test times are from September 6 to 9, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. each day. The test center is located in Building D (see Campus map below) on the 2nd floor. Pre-registration is absolutely necessary, the procedure is described in the following instructions.

If you test positive for COVID-19, please act responsibly and withdraw immediately from the conference. In this case the registration fee will be refunded.

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