Friday 13 March 2020

SMDM has cancelled the 18th Biennial European Conference which was set to take place in Berlin, Germany, June 14 - June 16, 2020.

The SMDM Executive Committee reached this decision, after careful deliberation and discussions due to the evolving situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and restrictions on non-essential travel implemented by many of SMDM’s member organizations that impact the ability of our speakers, sponsors and other attendees to participate in the event. The current situation in Berlin is evolving, but as of today, immediate cancellation of all conferences, meetings and events through July 20, 2020 has been recommended.

We realize that preparation and anticipation of the 18th Biennial European Conference was on track for a successful event; however, we made this decision to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our members, as well as the broader community. 

The 18th Biennial European Conference will be rescheduled to May or June 2021.

New conference dates are currently being held and reviewed. As soon we have the official date for the 18th Biennial European Conference, membership will be notified.

Hotel and Airline Cancellations

Please remember to cancel your hotel or airline reservations as necessary. Our records indicate that very few hotel reservations were made, and there should be no penalty at this time.

The 42nd Annual North American Meeting scheduled for October 18 - October 21, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is still currently scheduled as planned.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we collectively navigate this evolving situation. If you have any questions, please contact us at


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