Dear EHBEA conference delegates
It is with great regret that we have decided to postpone our annual conference in Krakow that was planned 1-4 April 2020 by one year, to 2021. As I am sure you are aware, the COVID-19 virus is causing global disruption to travel and in particular, to large group events, and so we feel we have no choice. The safety and health of our delegates is our foremost priority and in the interest of global public health, this is the only responsible thing to do.
Preliminary dates for the postponed conference are 10-13 March 2021.
We did not take the decision lightly and realise the impact this has on many EHBEA delegates who have made travel plans and invested time in preparing submissions. All who have registered for the 2020 conference will receive an email from us within the next days in which we inform you about the exact details, but we can already confirm that it is possible to either keep your ticket for next year’s conference or apply for a refund. A web form in which you can indicate your chosen option will be attached to the email.
Students who have received travel grants, we will be in touch shortly to advise you on how best to mitigate the costs incurred.
I realise that this cancellation is enormously disappointing, and we thank you for your patience while we navigate our way through these changes. We are really sorry for being forced to take this decision and causing much inconvenience both to all of you and especially the EHBEA2020 organisers who worked very hard to prepare our conference. We very much hope you can join us in Krakow next year.
Prof. Boguslaw Pawlowski