Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the Barcelona Breast Meeting (BBM 2020) and the 9th World Symposium on Lympmhedema Surgery (9th WSLS), a hybrid meeting that will be held online on Octboer 6th and in Barcelona on October 7th-9th, 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 prevention measures, we have changed our usual venue at Hospital de Sant Pau into a bigger auditorium, Auditori AXA, located at one of the best neighbourhoods in Barcelona.

Safety of our faculty and attendees is a clear priority for WSLS + BBM’s organizing committee and, after the COVID-19 crisis, we have learned that preventive measures are mandatory for a face-to-face event. For this reason we have considered implementing several strategies to maintain a healthy environment for the 9th WSLS and BBM 2020:

  • A COVID-19 testing (48 h previous to day of the meeting) would be required and a temperature control will be done at the entrance
  • A mask and a bottle of hydro-alcoholic ice will be provided
  • A safety distance of 1,5m will be guaranteed in all the venue areas
  • Capacity is limited to 292 people, sited in alternate and preassigned seats
  • 2 resting areas will be available in order to divide the attendees in two independent groups and individual catering will be supplied
  • Cleaning services will be reinforced and scenario will be disinfected after every session
  • And much more…

Looking forward to welcome you all in October!
Yours sincerely,

J. Farhadi & J. Masià
BBM 2020 Co-Chairmen