While the deadly Delta wave is over, we are experiencing the rise of the new Omicron wave. What impact will this have on the Congress?
Based on the predictions of epidemiologists worldwide, this wave seems to be intensive but fast, with its peak predicted in the second half of January. The same pattern is expected in the Czech Republic. The Omicron should culminate here at the end of January and start declining in February. Based on this, the situation should improve by the middle of March. Covid will not disappear by that time, but you should be as safe in Prague as you would be at home at that time.
Regardless of this, we have adopted a few measures to react to the situation.
- At first, we are keeping our 2G+ policy (participants must be vaccinated against Covid or have recovered from Covid in the last six months + TESTED) to make the Congress safe. We ask participants without vaccination or recent experience with Covid to choose the online mode of participation.
- All onsite participants will get full access to the virtual platform. The onsite registration is a safe form, allowing you to switch from one mode to the other without further administration.
- For the registered onsite participants with accepted submissions who will eventually not be able to travel in Prague, we offer an opportunity to upload your recorded presentation to the virtual platform. As a result, we can guarantee your presentation becomes part of the Congress, and the other participants will get a chance to react to this and send you their comments.
- For the online participants with accepted submission, we are about to schedule your live presentation to fit your time zone and theme. You will have a chance to see the draft of the schedule to be able to send us your comment if the scheduling does not work for you.
We hope that you will find your way to participate at the event – either onsite or online. We apologize for any delays in our communication – it is a demanding time, and we are trying to do our best. We very much appreciate your cooperation in making your registration in time or informing us about any changes on your side.
Wishing you safety and good health in this challenging time,
Your local organizing team