Corona Virus

Dear Colleagues,

in light of the current situation with the new corona virus Sars-Cov-2 (Covid-19) we want to announce that we still plan to host the joint meeting of 36th GMS, 7th ISZB and TEMA17 in September in Aachen.

We believe that until September, due to the summer weather, the risk of an infection with the corona virus will be negligible.

Nevertheless, these days a number of conferences are cancelled in Europe and therefore we have discussed the following strategy in the boards of the three societies in case we have to cancel the meeting.

If unexpectedly the corona virus will still be a potential threat and travel warnings will still be active in late summer, we would like to let you know that the registration fee will be completely refunded in case of cancellation of the meeting.

Therefore, we strongly encourage you to register for the conference and to take advantage of the early bird registration fee.

However, you have to ensure that your or your company’s travel insurance will cover the costs of your travel arrangements, since the regulations for this are quite diverse. For the conference hotels here in Aachen we will provide information on the cancellation policy on the booking homepage that will be opened when the registration starts.

We recommend to book flights in June, because then we will be able to estimate if our conference will take place. From May 29th to June 7th 2020 we will have the biggest yearly event in Aachen. If there are no problems with this meeting, ours should be safe and all travel arrangements can be fixed.

This information will be updated as soon as any official information will be available. If you would like to receive updates via mail please send a message with the subject “Updates” to ictem@ukaachen.de.

Best regards from Aachen,

Lothar Rink
on behalf of the local organizing committee