eCM (Eur Cell Mater / e Cells & Materials)
eCM Periodical and Conferences, Science with Open Discussion
 ISSN 2522-235X

2021 eCM XX: Biofabrication for Orthopaedics
3rd– 5th December 2021, Congress Center, Davos, Switzerland

COVID Measures

The safety of our participants is our highest priority. Below you will find a Q& A regarding official regulations for on-site attendance at eCM XX: Biofabrication for Orthopaedics.


What are the COVID-19 regulations for attending eCM XX: Biofabrication for Orthopaedics?

  • You must be either vaccinated (vaccination valid for 12 months) with one of the six vaccines accepted in Switzerland (see list below),
  • Or recovered from COVID-19 in the previous six months.
  • You must be in possession of a digital COVID-19 certificate.
  • You must show your ID or passport with your last name, first name, and date of birth.
  • You must wear your mask at all times except for eating, drinking and while speaking with a microphone


Which vaccines are accepted?

  • Pfizer/BioNTech (BNT162b2/Comirnaty®/Tozinameran)
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273/Spikevax/COVID-19 vaccine Moderna)
  • AstraZeneca (AZD1222 Vaxzevria®/Covishield™)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
  • Sinopharm/BIBP (SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (Vero Cell)
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac) 


Where do I show my COVID-19 certificate?
At the entrance to the Davos Congress Centre, the QR code of your COVID-19 certificate, which must be an EU Digital COVID Certificate or a certificate that is compatible with the EU Digital COVID Certificate will be scanned.


What if I don't have a COVID-19 certificate?
If you do not have a digital COVID-19 certificate or an EU Digital COVID Certificate or a certificate that is compatible with the EU Digital COVID Certificate, please request this form over the official "National COVID certificate application platform": Please be aware that a minimum of 5 working days are required to receive an answer to your application.


Will a test station be available (for return travel only)?
Testing is available at the hospital Davos upon appointment We are trying to organize an authorized testing station at the conference location. Stay tuned on our website for updates.


We recommend not shaking hands at this present time. This is due to the exponential rising case numbers in Europe. You may try the foot tap, or Asian bowing (without knocking heads-😊). Fists and elbows to "shake" hands are not scientifically better than handshaking, as our hands always move and generally touch everything and people also cough in their elbows for hygiene reasons, so they are also not very clean.

Best Regards,
Prof. Matteo D'Este, Prof. Martin Stoddart, Dr Tiziano Serra