Message of the Chair concerning COVID-19
On behalf of the entire SMiRT 26 organisation team, we hope that this message finds you in good health, wherever you are opening this website and look for news.
COVID-19 has created unprecedented worldwide challenges for our industry, our conference and every one of the SMiRT family. As SMiRT 26 organising team we feel connected to all of you.
After monitoring the situation and thorough discussions on how to proceed, we have concluded that in response to these uncertain times it is necessary to adjust the original timeline of our conference planning to some degree.
First of all, we are confident that SMiRT 26 can take place as planned in Berlin from 8 to 13 August 2021. This shall also give a sign to the community that we have overcome the worst and that we are moving forward. Although, to make this conference financially viable, we will all have to give our best in the months to come.
On the other hand, the call for abstracts and official second announcement are postponed to summer of this year. Besides posting the announcement on this website, we will also reach out to you personally. After that, we are all looking at a further condensed timeline, postponement of subsequent dates and organisational adjustments.
In order to ensure the health and safety of all SMiRT 26 participants we keep monitoring the further development of COVID-19 and the worldwide situation and will keep you posted on any further changes. Please stay healthy in the meantime.
Dr. Jörg Aign