For the first time since the introduction of the Coronavirus-restrictions in March 2020, Kreussler Pharma was able to take part in a conference again. From 2-5 September, the 62nd Annual Conference of the German Society of Phlebology in Leipzig was one of the first medical conferences to be allowed to take place on site since the lockdown. Despite the strict hygiene regulations including mandatory face covering, some 700 participants met in excellent conditions for the important personal exchange with opinion leaders and experts — an opportunity welcomed by Kreussler managing director Dr. Stephan Travers: “It really feels great to be back on a conference site and to finally talk to everyone face to face”, he described the good atmosphere in an interview with the conference organiser (https://youtu.be/nhji1_VVPzE).
Thanks to conference chair Dr. Tobias Hirsch, the conference also had an international orientation for the first time, which was particularly evident in the joint session on sclerotherapy by the French and German societies of phlebology. Due to travel restrictions, certain international speakers, e.g. from the US or France had to join online instead of in person, which, thanks to modern technology, did not reduce the quality of the discussions after the speeches. In addition, about 200 enthusiasts from 24 countries joined the mostly fully booked speeches and workshops via livestream. Despite — or possibly even because of — the strict, but well conceived health protection measures, the conference was an all-round success for Kreussler.