EURLs NGS conference postponed

Message from our Italian colleague of the EURL E. coli


Dear Colleague,

I’m sure you all know about the situation in Italy with respect to the number of cases of COVID-19 infections, and the recent news of the spreading of cases to other European countries also adds to the  general uncertainty.

Actually, at the moment, Rome is not concerned by the public health emergency, but the situation is fluid and we cannot predict what will happen by March the 10th. Additionally, following the feedback from many registered participants who are afraid to travel to Italy for the coronavirus and others who are afraid to travel anywhere due to the problems they may incur while traveling (queues, flight cancelled etc…), we took the decision of postponing the event in another date, most probably after the summer break, when the backlashes of the actual crisis will presumably be over. Such a decision has been made also following the guidance of the health Authorities.

I’m really sorry for this, but we feel that the best choice is not to expose people, if not to the possibility to get infected with the COVID-19, but to be subjected to heavy difficulties while traveling to Rome.

As said, the conference will be moved after the summer break. The exact date will be notified to you all soon.

The registration already done for the event on March the 10th will not be maintained and you should re-register online. A link for the new registration to the conference will be published as the date will be disclosed.

I’m really sorry for this and hope you will be still eager to participate to the postponed conference With my best regards

Stefano Morabito
Director, European Reference Laboratory for E. coli Director,
Microbiological food safety and food-borne diseases Unit
Food safety, nutrition and Veterinary Public Health Department
Istituto Superiore di Sanità Viale Regina Elena 299 00161 Rome, Italy Tel. 00390649903081 Mobile 00393294626848 Fax 0390649387101