Dear respective participants,
Regrettably, COVID-19’s effect the last days is inhibiting our preparations from successfully proceeding with the face-to-face organization next month. Many participants are still trying to decide if they will travel in Athens and not yet decided on their participation in person. We are confident that slowly we are all returning to normal but in December still the situation will not be stable and the time is not sufficient for preparations.
Today, after extended discussions between the Organizing Committee and the Steering Committee of ELEP, we think that for safety reasons the Conference should hold only virtual. Taking into account the significant increase of covid-infected people, there is a great danger either the Government will forbid live Conferences, or an infected person will participate on site and then, due to the covid regulations, the conference should be stopped immediately and cancelled. This would be a very unfortunate case. In addition, the conference should not be the reason for spreading the virus with possible unfortunate results to infected people. Therefore, we are sad to announce that we will hold the conference only virtual.
The program of the conference will be the one announced. There will be personal links distributed for each participant in order to avoid problems with the presentation platform.
We thank you for your understanding and patience.
Regarding your registration paid until today we can propose 2 choices:
Option 1: Transfer your Registration FEE to participate/watch on line. Dates will remain the same. In that case, we invite you to register as soon as possible to send you the personal links.
Option 2: Receive a full refund until the end of November if you do not wish to participate in the virtual version of the congress.
In this case accepted abstracts will not be included in the program and e-abstract book. You must send your e-mail to cancel your participation and request refund until November 25th. After this date no cancellations and refunds will be accepted.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Prof. H. Iatrou
Department of Chemistry,
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens