SUM 2020 is going virtual!

This year's edition of the Symposium will be held as a fully virtual event from 18-20 November 2020.

Since the moment we decided to move the conference online, we invested our efforts in the setting of an excellent virtual platform that would turn all contents into a truly interactive experience for the participants, easily accessible from any place around the world.

This choice has proved to be truly successful, as we received more submissions than any previous edition of SUM! Paper proposals have been submitted from 40 different countries all around the world, attesting that recovering resources from waste and promoting a circular economy is of the utmost importance in today's society. The daily programme of SUM 2020 is now richer than ever, with a newly added 6th parallel track featuring special sessions devoted to EU Projects, companies and poster discussions.

Our goal is to continue to foster the diffusion of scientific knowledge, by providing innovative solutions for sharing and presenting research works, best practices, case studies, as well as for networking and meeting with colleagues.

The virtual platform that will host SUM 2020 is provided by Conference Compass, a company specialized in online meetings, that works with the largest medical and scientific societies in the world, including Elsevier.

Through our platform, accessible from any device (phones, tablets and computers), attendees will be able to:

  • Watch all presentations, both live and on-demand after each session
  • Join live discussions, roundtables and Q&A moderated chats
  • Browse through all e-posters and watch the discussions by their authors
  • Network with other attendees via chat and video calls (both 1:1 or group)
  • Browse through exhibitors profile pages and connect with companies representatives
  • Re-watch every session and presentation even after the end of the conference


Take a look at what the virtual event will look like: