Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,
Welcome back ! It is with a great pleasure that we share with you these latest information concerning the next ABCWIN meeting after all the sad period that we had to live. We have been deprived of the meeting for one year because of the epidemic, and we had to recover from the loss of Professor Luc Picard, founder of the WIN. We will pay a necessary tribute to him during the next scientific sessions next January.
We are happy to inform you that the 40th ABC WIN meeting will be held as usual in Val d’Isère from Sunday January 16 to Friday January 21, 2022 at the Centre Henri Oreiller. The scientific organization will be similar to the previous ones:
- → ABC: Sunday January 16, will be devoted to the « Topic of the year » which is « The limbic system ».
- → WIN: From Monday 17 to Friday 21, the WIN will allow free discussions about all cases and problems that you will bring with you.
In order to allow us to prepare properly the scientific sessions, we kindly ask you to send a short abstract for each presentation you wish to give during the WIN sessions: go to the website and check the heading « call for abstracts ». Register your abstract in the topic to which it belongs.
Please consider the deadline for sending the abstracts which has been fixed on December 1st, 2021. This deadline is meant to allow us to organize the first draft of the meeting as far as the order of presentation is concerned. As usual, late abstracts will be added to the WIN program that may evolve daily but we kindly ask you to respect this deadline as much as possible as it will facilitate the progress of the WIN.
The highlight of the social program will be the traditional friendly Dinner Party of the ABC WIN meeting that will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
The early registration fees has now been fixed to 550 Euros. Late registration fees(after December 1st, 2021) will be 770 Euros. Please note, this year the on site registration will be 990 Euros.
Reduced fees (330 Euros) will only be accepted for young trainees, neuroradiology radiographers and nurses. Justification will be required.
Please note that your hotel reservation should be organized directly by yourself, as it is indeed less expensive if done that way. We are happy to announce you that this year we have again obtained advantageous rates in several hotels and apartments. You will find all information on the website.
As for the previous meetings, it has also been possible this year to obtain special reduced prices in some restaurants of the Val d’Isère resort for the meals during the period of the meeting. Please check our information page for more information.
If the sanitary situation does not improve, we will be forced to follow specific rules of protection as requested by the French Government. You will be asked to have a health pass witnessing that you are properly vaccinated , or you will have to show a a PCR test less than 48 hrs old for each admittance to the auditorium. Controls will be performed regularly. Please understand that these rules are necessary for the safety of all participants.
For the same reasons, and in order to maintain proper sanitary rules inside the auditorium, the number of participants (both physicians or company representatives) will be limited to 400, which is less that the nearly 600 that we welcomed last years. We kindly ask you therefore to register as soon as possible. If the maximum number of registrations is reached, there will be in 2022 no on site registration.
We are sorry to be this year more strict than the previous ones but if we want to keep the freedom that has made the interest and the success of the ABC WIN meetings, we have exceptionally this year to propose you these rules. We will indeed learn to live with the virus till its extinction and will not stop our personal or professional lives even if we have to adapt ourselves to the current situation. If we still want Val d’Isère to be the forum that we all love, we have to adapt it too.
We hope that this solution will find your agreement and that you will nevertheless enthusiastically still join us and participate to more thrilling discussions and sessions.
You may still be worried despite these precautions: we confirm as organizers that if a strong epidemic wave would hit us, and if the sanitary situation will not allow us to maintain the Val d’Isère meeting, we will fully reimburse your registration. Of course the decision of cancellation will be taken in advance and we will let you know as soon as possible, in any case before end of 2021 if we maintain or cancel the congress.
We hope to welcome you in Val d’Isère next January. If you have any comment, question and/or suggestion, do not hesitate to contact us.
With all our best regards,
Serge BRACARD - Georges RODESCH