29th Regional Congress of the ISBT
In conjunction with Swiss Transfusion SRC and the Swiss Association for Transfusion Medicine
Basel, Switzerland, June 22 - 26, 2019
•Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 6, 2019 at 23.59 CET
• Deadline Early Registration Fee: May 9, 2019
• Deadline Late Registration Fee: June 13, 2019
• Onsite fee applies after June 14, 2019
Dear friends and colleagues,
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the ISBT 2020 congress, to be held entirely online and around the world between 12 and 16 December.
In 2020, we have had to learn to do many things differently – such as our work in science, medicine and education – and this includes congresses!
We had hoped to meet in the beautiful city of Barcelona, and we are sad that this is not possible under the circumstances. I acknowledge the enormous efforts of SETS and the local organising committee under the leadership of José Manuel Cardenas and Eduardo Muñiz Diaz to prepare for the congress. We hope to return to Barcelona in the future.
We will all now join in the adventure of a new type of congress. Our Scientific Secretary, John Semple, and the two Vice-Presidents, Masja de Haas and Yoke Lin Fung, have been working closely with Jenny White, our Executive Director, and the team in the ISBT central office and at MCI to adapt the program for online experience. We have a strong education program through the ISBT Academy, an exciting scientific program, and many additional sessions for you to join in according to your interests. There will be opportunities to present your work and interact with other participants.
While we will miss catching up in person and the many other social aspects of the program, there are indeed some ‘silver linings’ to this new way of working! In particular, we hope that more people will be able to join in globally. Please get involved and encourage your colleagues and students to do the same. I look forward to seeing you online at the congress.