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2021 iHEA Congress

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Update on plans for the 2021 Congress

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainties, about the feasibility and affordability of international travel and hosting large gatherings, which will continue well into 2021, the iHEA Board has taken the decision that the 2021 iHEA Congress will be held virtually.  Cape Town will now be the location for an onsite congress in 2023.  We have taken this decision at an early stage to enable us to organize an outstanding global virtual event, retaining the emphasis on presentation of quality scientific research and providing many opportunities for rich discussion and engagement with colleagues.  We will engage with members as we design the virtual congress and plans unfold.

We are excited about the opportunity to explore digital approaches to engaging a wider audience than is able to participate in onsite congresses, and hope that you will be equally excited and engaged with the virtual congress.  We encourage you to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee.

The broad timeline for abstract submissions, review and program development is as follows (exact dates will be included as plans are finalized):

September 2020 Abstract submissions open
Early December 2020 Abstract submission closes
January 2021 Abstract review process
February 2021 Program chairs finalize decisions on abstracts
Early March 2021 Abstract submitters informed of Scientific Committee decision
Early April 2021 Deadline for registration of those with accepted abstracts
April 2021 Program scheduling
Early May 2021 Program released and presenters informed of date & time of session
June 2021 Submission of presentations and e-posters

Find out more and book a place here: