The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major effect on events worldwide and also will impact our annual symposium. Since protection of health has the highest priority and governments have taken measures to confine people, close borders and other precautionary measures for unforeseeable periods, the Local Organizing Committee of Dioxin2020 together with the IAB (International Advisory Board) are forced to cancel DIOXIN 2020, scheduled from 30 August to 4 September 2020 in Nantes, France.
It is with sincere regrets and great disappointment that we have made this decision, but the national and international circumstances do not allow for any other conclusion than cancellation. We do not know when conferences with large numbers of participants can be held again nor when borders and hotels will open again. Since the Dioxin Symposium is an annual conference and the hosts and locations for Dioxin2021, Dioxin2022, and Dioxin2023 are already confirmed and planning their meetings, postponing Dioxin2020 for one year is not an option.
The Local Organizing Committee and the IAB are deeply saddened to have to cancel the Symposium because Dioxin2020 was progressing well. We are very grateful to you for considering submitting a paper and participating in the Dioxin2020 Symposium. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in your plans and appreciate your understanding because of such extraordinary circumstances.
We all hope to see you again at Dioxin2021!
Prof. Bruno Le Bizec, Chair of Dioxin2020
Dr. Heidelore Fiedler, Chair of the International Advisory Board
Dr. Michael S. Denison, Chair of the International Advisory Board