Developments of the COVID pandemic over the last few months mean that the scientific value and financial viability of the GSB3 conference scheduled to take place in Dublin in November 2021 are now severely threatened. The huge increases in the number of COVID cases in many parts of the world, the massive and lasting disruptions to international travel, the imposition of quarantines, and the general unwillingness to travel would certainly impact attendance at the conference.
We have therefore decided to postpone GSB3 for fifteen months until March 2023. We believe that postponing for this length of time will allow the global situation to reach a “new normal” in terms of travel and the likely availability of a new vaccine.
We hope that you will commit to continuing to help make the rescheduled GSB3 a fantastic global scientific success.
Prof Tom Bolger
University College Dublin
Prof Diana H. Wall
Colorado State University