ECVPH AGM & Annual Scientific Conference 2020


Wednesday, September 23, 2020 to Friday, September 25, 2020


National School of Public Health
Leof. Alexandras 196
115 21 Athens



As planned and already announced last year Athens is supposed to host the ECVPH Annual Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting 2020, at the National School of Public Health from 23d to 25th September 2020. Local Organizers will be the Hellenic Veterinary Academy together with the School of Public Health of the University of West Attica.

 The situation as to the the COVID-19 pandemic is certainly carefully being considered but preparations are currently ongoing and the organisers would very much look forward to welcoming you in Athens in late September this year.

The conference will be focusing on "Transforming food systems: A new era for VPH!"  and will revolve around three main themes currently being specified. The draft Programme will be published with the opening of the Registration in May. Please don’t forget to send your workshop proposal for consideration and inclusion in the Conference programme. The organisers also hope that it would in general be possible and you may want to decide to stay for the weekend to explore more of Athens or even Greece itself.

We will in any case update you regarding the further development (as to COVID-19 and its impact) and would really look forward to seeing you all in Athens this Autumn!

Athens: Conference Venue, travel, accomodation

1.  Venue: all activities will take place at the School of Public Health/University of Western Attica. It is conveniently situated at the borders of central Athens, at Ampelokipi area, within a walking distance of 2 minutes from the metro station ‘’Ampelokipi’’.

2.  Travelling and Accommodation.

a. Arriving to Athens is advisable to take place through the Athens International Airport. On arriving at the airport, although there are other choices (suburban train, bases, taxis) it is more convenient to use the metro line. At issuing the ticket participants may ask for a special electronic ticket (valid for all urban public transportation means), which for 22,00 €uros allows for free riding valid for three days. For more information see

Pre-arrangements are being made as follows:

     AIROTEL GROUP OF HOTELS Booking code :   CORPACC discount 7%.

Booking is expected to be arranged directly between participants and hotels. There are other events are taking place at the same period in Athens and the holiday season is not over yet. Therefore early bookings are strongly advised. If other places are selected it is advisable to choose ones near metro stations for facilitating the transfer to the venue place.

A city plan indicating the exact positions of all hotels will be uploaded here.


GALA DINNER, Thursday 24.09.2020

Venue: Acropolis Museum Restaurant

Gathering of participants at the Acropolis Metro Station by 1840h

19.00 – 20.00 Guided Tour in the Acropolis museum
20.00 – 00.00 Gala Dinner


NB: Further information as well as update regarding the further development (as to COVID-19 and its impact) will be provided here!