ICBM 2021 will be a fully online, virtual experience that will take place the week of June 7th-11th 2021. We believe this is the safest approach for the health of our global audience and we are excited that a virtual event makes it possible to broaden learning opportunities and engagement with the wider scientific community at this time. This online approach may well be the future of conferences around the globe given concerns about environmental impacts. As this will be the very first time when ICBM will be run online, we recognise that we are breaking new ground and that there will be lots of learning along the way, but there will also be room for innovation and leadership from ISBM in this space.

What can attendees expect from the ICBM 2021?

Moving the congress online offers a number of benefits, including: (1) more attendees than ever before can participate as costs will be lower; (2) with on-demand and recorded sessions, delegates will be able to revisit sessions and there will be no need to pick between competing sessions; (3) the congress environmental footprint will be very low; and (4) presenters’ science will have maximum reach and impact as we anticipate even larger numbers registering for the congress. Many of the features of our face-to-face congress will remain including opportunities to network (remotely), our early career network events and awards, and bursaries available for attendance of those from lower or middle income countries. We have some excellent keynotes and master lectures as well as a fantastic programme of speakers. We hope to ‘see’ you all there in 2021.

Please check out the ICBM-2021 website for up-to-date information on the Congress.
Professor Sharon Simpson and Olga Utkina-Macaskill on behalf of the Local Organising Committee

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