The 10th emed scientific meeting held
in Bavaria was a superb display of scientific material
and a wonderful mix of social and intellectual interaction.
This was my first experience at the ESM meeting
and with the novel users. I had a wonderful experience!
Axel began the week by giving each novel user
the chance to participate in workshops related to pressure
measurement. The workshops gave the attendees an opportunity
to learn about the new functionalities and to ask questions
regarding all novel products.
The next day began in beautiful Bavaria! The days
agenda was used for scientific presentations and posters.
Presentations were given by two keynote speakers and
also the presentation and poster novel award winners,
Kerstin Bosch and Arne Nagel. Both award winners are
from the University of Münster. After
a full day of scientific presentations and discussions
everyone relaxed and enjoyed the sunset from the hills
of Schliersee. The evening was filled with traditional
food and dress from the Bavarian region.
The third day was the Activity Day. Those participants
who were very brave chose to go on the 35 kilometer
mountain biking tour. Others chose from either the long
or short hike. Each activity had spectacular views of
the Bavarian Alps. I chose to join the short hike. We
had the wonderful Daniela as our guide. She did her
best to keep the 30 + people together, but unfortunately
some of us gave her a scare by getting too far ahead
of the group (sorry Dana!). Everyone was very grateful
for each of the novel guides. After a long day
everyone relaxed with a gourmet barbecue
dinner on the island of Wörth. Again the views
were beautiful and the conversation stimulating.
The final day of the conference continued the excellent
standard of scientific presentation including the remainder
of the keynote speakers and novel award presentations.
Throughout the day there was much collaboration and
discussion based on the research performed and the methods
used. Once the scientific aspect of the day ended the
evening began with a champagne cocktail hour followed
by an exquisite dinner. After dinner was the announcement
of the novel award winners by the children of
the meeting. Finally the night ended with each
participant dancing with the Bavarian dancers.
Of course for some participants the night did not end
there, but that is a different story :)!
Thanks to all of those who presented and a special thanks
to all of those who spent so many hours organizing the
by Maria Pasquale from novel INC