European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

EPOS ANNUAL MEETING ORGANIZATION – APPLICATIONS FOR 2019

RULES FOR THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ANNUAL CONGRESS

The deadline for applications has passed. The webpage would open again after the Annual Meeting.

Throughout EPOS history the Local Host/National Paediatric Orthopaedic Society has always been an important partner for a successful congress. To ensure continuity, the EPOS Board has decided to use a Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) to organize the congress and social events. The local host will work together with the PCO and the EPOS Board to further make certain that the congress is a success within the financial parameters as set by the EPOS Board.

Each year, the congress is held in a different European country. The city that applies must be sufficiently large and have good accessibility via public transport. The EPOS Board only accepts applications for evaluation from a National Paediatric Orthopaedic Society or from individual EPOS members that are supported by his/her National Paediatric Orthopaedic Society via a signed letter.

Potential local hosts must present their plans for the congress to the Executive Committee at least two years prior to the congress date.

A Congress Advisory Committee consisting of three Board members and the EPOS Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) will assess the applications to ensure that the preliminary budgets presented are in accordance with the requirements written in the Annual EPOS Congress Guidelines. Members of the Congress Advisory Committee will serve for three years.

The Congress Advisory Committee will present the approved applications to the Board.

The Board shall present up to three options to the General Assembly at the EPOS Annual Meeting and EPOS members will vote to select future congress cities.

Applications submitted by PCO’s will not be considered.