This decision was made by the meeting organizers in consultation with the European Society of Nematologists. Uncertainty about when travel and meeting restrictions will end, and when most people will decide it is again safe to travel, made the change advisable. Other autumn conferences are similarly rescheduling to next year and alternative meeting dates will soon be unavailable. Increasing the interval until the congress to a full year provides more certainty that we shall be able to meet and gives ample time for delegates to make their plans and arrangements.
The scientific program is complete
) and will be maintained as nearly as possible in its current form, but with revised dates. If necessary, authors will have the opportunity to revise their original abstracts. We kindly ask authors not to contact us at this time as conference arrangements are being adjusted, more information will be sent in due course.
In the meantime, we advise you to make the appropriate changes regarding travel and, if you made your own booking (not with Alpha Visa Congrès), hotel reservations. Participant’s registration fees will be transferred automatically and hotel reservations arranged by Alpha Visa Congrès will be rescheduled to the new dates which you will be able to modify according to new travel plans.
Registration for the Seventh International Congress of Nematology is currently eight hundred and four nematologists from 60 countries, including 100 student and early career scientist bursary recipients. The scientific program comprises 32 concurrent sessions comprising 288 oral presentations, 12 workshops, 12 keynote speakers, and two large poster sessions with more than 350 presentations. The mid-meeting excursions will provide outstanding opportunities to explore the splendid nature and the amazing culture of the French Riviera.
Few, if any nematology meetings will have occurred in the entirety of 2020. The Congress is an important opportunity to come together again to renew our work among friends, colleagues and students. We look forward to welcoming you in Antibes next year, where we shall celebrate an end to the crisis at a truly memorable scientific meeting.
Pierre Abad, 7th ICN Chair
Ernesto San-Blas, Scientific Program Chair
Larry Duncan, IFNS President