Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we unfortunately have to cancel IVBM 2020.

Switzerland has banned all events with more than 1000 people and even smaller events need permission from the Canton after risk assessment. In consultation with the cantonal authorities, the University of Bern has decided that congresses with significant international participation and major public events must be cancelled.

You can find the details in the official statements of the University of Bern and the Canton of Bern (unfortunately only in German).

The Organizing Committee has discussed all options and feels that cancelling the meeting is indeed the best decision under the current circumstances. Nevertheless, we are prepared to organize the meeting next year, 2021, in Bern and we hope that we will see you then! We will keep you updated with our further decisions.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.