We sincerely hope and are confident that we will be able to hold CISBAT 2021 as a hybrid event. However, should the outlook with regard to the Covid-19 sanitary situation suggest that most or all registered participants will not be able to attend the conference on-site, the decision to go fully virtual may be taken.

When will I know?

The decision will be taken by 23 June after the next Covid-19 related announcements of the Swiss Federal Council. We are confident that we will have a good idea of what is possible at that time, but we cannot fully exclude restrictions imposed later on if the situation gets worse.

How would an all-virtual conference change my experience?

Whatever the case, CISBAT 2021 participants can expect a lively conference with good networking opportunities offered thanks to a professional conference platform. The infrastructure will be in place. The program might however have to be adapted slightly. Presenters will receive guidance for preparation of their presentation and live connection.

How would the change to a virtual conference affect the conference price?

Conference fees are the same for remote and on-site participation. As a fact, the high cost of the professional tools needed for a smooth online conference will not allow any reduction in price. We will do our utmost, however, to offer you an excellent experience. The evening event will be invoiced apart and only once we are sure it can take place.

And what about travel and accommodation expenses?

We advise participants to assure their bookings can be cancelled without penalties. The conference organisers can unfortunately not be held liable for possible losses.

Can I change to online participation if I cannot travel because of restrictions concerning my country of residence?

Yes, this will be possible but please let us know as soon as possible.

What are the restrictions currently valid for entry into Switzerland?

Please find all useful information on the webpage of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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