After careful consideration, we have made the very difficult decision to switch the ISDE 2021 World Congress to a virtual format. Although we were very much looking forward to welcoming you to Toronto, asking you all to travel to Canada and attend in person this August was just too risky. Even with the start of the delivery of vaccines, the confidence to travel safely abroad continues to have uncertainty, and we felt this to be the most responsible path for ISDE and all its stakeholders. The health and safety of the entire ISDE community is of the utmost importance and is what drove our decision at this time.
We are now very excited to announce the virtual ISDE 2021 congress, which will take place between September 27 and 30, 2021.
We have been working hard to build an engaging virtual program. We will also open abstract submissions so that the community has ample opportunity to submit their latest scientific research. We introduced an additional submission topic related to Covid-19 and its impact on your practice.
While we will not get to meet in person this year, we look forward to providing a virtual experience that is accessible worldwide and to enable attendees to connect and access the latest research through a new format. Since we know how busy you all are, 4 hours of scientific content per day will be scheduled across 4 days, with the live stream timing varying each day to allow for different regional time zone across the world. If the timing for a specific session doesn’t work for you, then it will be very accessible to stream later at your convenience.
We thank you once again for your continued interest in ISDE, and we hope you will join us virtually this September!
Professor David Watson