HEAL 2020
Congress postponed to 27-29 August 2020

Dear All,


The recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating growing concern all over the world.
We are carefully monitoring the situation in Italy which, thanks to an efficient healthcare system, is still under control, and hope the critical phase will soon be over.


Still, we have to consider:
- that HEAL delegates are expected from about 40 countries, some of which have already issued bans on direct flights to Italy
- Italy itself as a precaution has introduced a ban on mass public events until the end of March 2020, and no definite developments can be predicted yet.


We could have kept the original dates, but we want our delegates to be reassured about any possible health or safety issues regarding the event, so we have decided to postpone the HEAL 2020 conference, originally scheduled to take place on 4-6 June 2020, to

27-29 August 2020


Registration fees for the event as well as for the hotel booking will remain in place for the new congress dates. For those who already booked their hotel with Mizar, new vouchers will be sent for the new hotel dates to replace the previous ones.

Delegates already registered who should be unable to reconfirm their attendance for the new dates are kindly requested:
- to inform Meet and Work (email to meet@meetandwork.com) by March 20th, 2020. Their registration fees will be refunded.

- to inform Mizar (email to ingrid@mizarconventions.com) by March 20th, 2020. The deposit paid will be refunded.
All refunds will be handled after the conference.


NEW EARLY FEE: until June 1st, 2020


Authors who cannot reconfirm their participation for the new dates:
- they are kindly requested to inform us by email (meet@meetandwork.com) by March 20th, 2020

- they are warmly encouraged to have some colleague make the presentation in their place or, in case of an oral presentations, to accept the change to poster. We will take care of printing and mounting the poster, detailed instructions will follow.


Please inform Meet and Work about your decisions so that the program can be updated in time.



Organizing Secretariat


Ferdi Grandori

Congress Chairman




6 March 2020