Welcome Letter

Welcome to the ESDAR Conference 2020
in Thessaloniki, Greece
12th to 17th October, 2021

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the local organizing committee, it is our great pleasure to invite scientists from all over the world to attend the 24th ESDAR Conference which will be held for first time in Thessaloniki, Greece from 12th to 17th of October 2021.
The conference is organized under the auspices of ESDAR, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) and International Hellenic University (Department of Agriculture). The annual ESDAR conference aims to bring together scientists from around the world with the objective to present and discuss recent advances in the field of reproductive biology, exchange break-through ideas relating biotechnology and physiology, in addition to the traditional veterinary medicine, physiology and pathology of animals’ reproduction. For this purpose, we invite you to attend our conference as a presenter or a participant. The scientific program of the main conference includes plenary session with key-note lectures, oral communications (Young scientist competition) and workshops held in parallel sessions and posters. Attending the conference will provide a perfect forum for networking and vivid scientific discussions with the global veterinary community.

Significant scientific knowledge-sharing and the special atmosphere of the ESDAR Conference will make your trip to Thessaloniki, worth it. Being at a crossroad joining Europe and Asia, the city of Thessaloniki is a multi-cultural metropolis, that within a few minutes’ walk one can reach monuments representing 2,300 years of history, fifteen of which are listed at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Thessaloniki is one of the oldest European cities that combines its thousand years old heritage and the architectural marvels with the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Jew history, all of which contribute to its uniqueness. Named after Great Alexanders’ sister, Thessaloniki provides a waterfront along Thermaikos Gulf of about 5 Km that residents and visitors can enjoy a walk on, while experiencing different flavours combined on the same table in the capital of gastronomy. The city offers excellent conference facilities and outstanding hospitality, restaurants and bars that will ensure that the social aspects of the conference will not disappoint you.

On behalf of the local organizing committee, we hope you will attend and enjoy the annual ESDAR Conference.

We are looking forward to welcoming you here in October 2021.

Prof. Dr Constantinos M. Boscos Prof. Dr Aristotelis G. Lymberopoulos
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki International Hellenic University
President of the local organizing committee Vice-President of the local organizing committee
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Dear ESDAR-members and colleagues,

Due to the current threat of the Coronavirus, the Board has unfortunately decided that we have to postpone our ESDAR 2020 conference. Based on the uncertainty about how the situation will be in autumn this year, the local organizing committee in Thessaloniki strongly advised us to postpone the conference for 1 year and proposed us to organize the meeting from 12 till 17 October 2021 (in Thessaloniki).

A new call for abstracts will soon be announced on our website (esdar.org). Authors who already have a provisionally accepted abstract will later be asked by our conference secretary whether they want to confirm, update or delete the submitted abstract.

People who already have registered for the conference and wish to cancel their participation, should contact the Conference Secretariat - ARTION Conferences & Events at esdar2021@artion.com.gr.

We are very sorry we have to make this decision but hope all of you understand that there was no other option. We are furthermore convinced that 'the hunger' to participate in a conference and to meet friends and colleagues will be extra big next year. Therefore, we are convinced that we will be able to organize a successful conference next year in Thessaloniki.

Geert Opsomer
On behalf of the ESDAR Board
Prof dr Geert Opsomer DVM, Msc, PhD, Dipl ECAR, Dipl ECBHM Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Ghent University Salisburylaan 133
9820 Merelbeke