The health and safety of our delegates, speakers and sponsors is our most important priority. After carefully evaluating the development of the COVID-19 pandemic we approached the ISHM Executive Bureau with the proposal to change dates for the 47-th ISHM Congress in Riga to August 23-27, 2021 and got the approval.
We believe that most attendees, speakers and sponsors are willing to commit to the new dates and we will try to keep changes to the planned program to a minimum. All accepted abstracts will maintain their status and don't need to be re-submitted. We will extend already existed topic “Environmental disasters“ to “Environmental disasters and pandemics in the history of medicine” and open submition for new abstracts at a later date.
To facilitate book keeping and minimize banking transactions, all registrations will be converted automatically to the new date.
This is a decision that was not easy to make but unavoidable after witnessing the destructive power of this natural disaster. We hope that all of you stay healthy and strong through this and we are really looking forward in meeting you in August 2021 in Riga!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 47-th Congress of the ISHM