The 3rd edition of the Annual EUROoCS (European Organ-on-Chip Society) Conference was again an online experience because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. This time the organizing committee could select a different platform for the conference with many more options for interaction. There were even more attendees in the EUROoCS 2021 conference, held on the 1st and 2nd of July 2021, than in the previous year: in total 442 participants from 26 different countries. This year the latest results on Organ-on-Chip research were presented in 6 keynote lectures, 40 abstract selected talks and 130 posters. The posters were presented in three interactive virtual poster sessions. New in this conference were the panel discussions in two special sessions, where the participants could meet and interact with the members of the EUROoCS Industrial Advisory Board and EUROoCS Regulatory Advisory Board. As usual, a Prize Ceremony with many young winners of different awards was one of the highlights of this conference. The sponsors of the conference could be approached in the exhibition via Q&A and live chat. Thanks to the excellent work of the scientific program committee, the international review committee and the local organizing committee of Uppsala University in Sweden, all led by the conference chair Maria Tenje, and also the professional support of AkademiKonferens and technical assistance of the AppInConf team, the online conference was again a great success and showed that, in spite of the pandemic, the Organ-on-Chip community flourishes as never before.
Statistics EUROoCS 2021
A detailed report of the EUROoCS 20201 conference is available here.