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Editorial - February 2021

ESC Working Group on Development, Anatomy & Pathology

Dear Members of our DAP working group,

First of all, we would like to wish you a healthy and scientifically productive 2021. With the start of the COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the entire world, we hope that life will return to normal again and that we can meet in person to share our scientific findings and ideas.

It is generally agreed amongst our WG that, although webinars are of great use, we miss the discussions over a glass of wine or beer that will lead us to new understandings and ideas. To bridge this current period of isolation, the Young Community of our working group has offered to organsze a webinar focussed on a specific topic every second month. The webinars will probably comprise three 20-minute talks, followed by a platform discussion on the respective topic. We hope that the first webinar can take place in March, before the next newsletter. So, keep an eye on the announcements of the ESC website.

In the meanwhile, we would also like to draw your attention to our colleagues in the Weinstein Cardiovascular Development and Regeneration Community, who organise high quality webinars. For upcoming webinars have a look at their website Abstracts for next topics can be sent to The body of each abstract should be no longer than 250 words. Please be sure to include a title and a full list of authors and institutions with the presenting author clearly indicated.

Best wishes,

 Maurice J B van den Hoff, Bill Chaudhry and José Maria Pérez-Pomares