Budapest, 5 p.m. CET, 6 March 2020.
This is an official communication of the Organisers of DDRS 2020 Conference.
The Co-Chairs and the Local Organisers of DDRS 2020 have been continuously monitoring the epidemic situation caused by corona virus. During the last 2 days 4 infected persons have been isolated in Hungary, 40 persons are in quarantine and more than hundred samples are under examination. Neighbouring and almost all European countries detected the presence of the virus as well the caused disease COVID-19.
- there are restrictions by companies regarding travelling abroad or visiting meetings worldwide,
- there are restrictions on airports,
- lots of flights are cancelled,
- we have received cancellations from speakers and participants,
- Semmelweis University has postponed several official jubilee meetings.
Regarding the above facts the organisers began negotiations with venue hotel and service providers and could stipulate the same conditions for the case of postponing the conference. This means that all delegates may participate in the conference in October on the same conditions.
Having taken into consideration all facts, circumstances and eventual consequences the organisers inform you that the DDRS 2020 Conference will be postponed to 19-21 October 2020, having the same conference venue, Ensana Thermal Hotel Margitsziget, Budapest, Hungary. Therefore, we kindly ask you to cancel your travel plans for March.
All delegates who have registered and paid the registration fee in the online database till now will have their registration records live, and registrations are automatically valid in October. We will save and keep all posters that are listed among the List of Posters on the website, additionally we will accept new posters too, and certainly we are open to receive new registrations!
According to the current agreement, all paid and guaranteed hotel reservations which were made by the conference organisers or by the guests directly via the dedicated link of Ensana Hotel Margitsziget can be moved and transferred to the new dates in October without penalty.
(We cannot take any responsibility for other hotels and other external reservation sites’ services).
In case the new date is not appropriate for a registered participant, the registration fee may be passed to a colleague. We hope, however, that seven months are enough to get prepared for the Conference. In case the participation is not possible in any ways, we will send all printed, electronic materials and all documents to the registered participant.
The emerged circumstances are beyond our control, but the health and safety of our participants are top priority for us. We apologize for any inconveniences occurred to you.
We wish to express our special thanks to our Sponsors and Exhibitors who all ensured us to be present and stand by us in this very difficult situation. Without their help we would not be able to hold a successful DDRS 2020 Conference.
Besides, we appreciate the efforts and helping hand of the management of Ensana Thermal Hotel Margitsziget for their co-operation with us and ensuring a smooth arrangement to postpone our meeting.
The organising team will work another half a year very hard to organise a prestigious conference for you and looking forward to welcoming you personally in Budapest in October.
Organiser of DDRS 2020
On behalf of the Co-chairs of DDRS 2020
|Prof. Imre Klebovich||Prof. Vinod P. Shah||Prof. Stefan Mühlebach|