Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Time is passing very quickly and it will soon be 10 years since we met in 1998 at the Prague Hilton Hotel at the occasion of the 5th ESC Congress. Much was changed since that time - not only in our personal life or in Prague, but also in the field of contraception and reproductive health.
Allow us to invite you to Prague again for the 10th Congress of the European Society of Contraception (ESC). The Hilton Hotel is now too small for us and we have had to move to the much larger Prague Congress Centre. Its unique position, on the top of one of the Prague hills, overlooks the city. The Center offers a beautiful view of the famous Prague skyline, with the silhouette of Prague Castle reflected in waters of the Vltava river and as well as beautiful parks, numerous churches, towers, palaces and ancient historic buildings of the city center.
The Congress Scientific Committee received many valuable suggestions for topics and speakers. After careful consideration of all these suggestions, the committee has drafted the scientific programme, bringing together current topics and excellent speakers. To make the programme even more attractive, a considerable proportion is interactive including meet the expert sessions, workshops and fora. For the first time, each ESC Expert Group will organize its own session, and young scientists are invited to organize one slot. We are happy that many eminent speakers have already accepted our invitation.
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a great place to visit. In the Middle Ages it was considered one of the most beautiful cities of the world, receiving attributes like Golden Prague or city of a hundred towers. Today Prague contains one of the largest collections of historic sights, with a mixture of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau and Cubist architecture.
Come to Prague and enjoy not only the Congress' scientific programme, but also the hospitality of our people and the atmosphere of the Golden City. We are confident that the upcoming 10th ESC Congress, as well as Prague itself, will stay in your memory for a long time. Don't miss it!
President of the European Society of Contraception and Congress President
Vice President of the 10th Congress