IGES 2020

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 epidemic and rapidly changing travel restrictions imposed by governments and health authorities, IGES 2020 in Seoul, South Korea has been canceled. We all believe that it is the right and prudent thing to do, and the health and safety of everyone is our paramount concern. We will, however, be setting up alternative arrangements online.

  • There will be videoconferencing on July 2nd and July 3rd with our keynote speakers, including the Presidential address.  A registration process will be set up soon for the videoconferencing.
  • Abstracts will still be published in Genetic Epidemiology, and will be available online prior to the meeting.  We are exploring the possibility of an online forum for discussion of virtual posters.
  • The population biobank session will be postponed until our IGES 2021 meeting, to be held just outside Montreal (October 15-18, 2021).
  • Given the current fluidity of the COVID-19 situation, the presenters of our Educational Workshop on “Best Practices for Polygenic Scores” will consider alternative options of sharing workshop materials. Additional information will be sent later.

If you were registered for the Seoul conference, please contact Organizers if your registration refund has not processed by April 1, 2020.

Additional details will follow as soon as possible. 

We will continue to monitor the situation regularly with the appropriate government agencies and WHO guidelines at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public in order to protect the health and safety of the IGES global community. 

Sincerely,
IGES Administration