RMS confirms mmc2021 will be held virtually
Early decision taken to give clarity for attendees and ample time to plan excellent virtual programme
Statement from Allison Winton, RMS Chief Executive:
The Royal Microscopical Society took the decision in November 2020 to host all of its meetings, courses and conferences virtually until the Spring of 2021. That decision was made to ensure that Society activities could still go forward without risk to attendees. By making this decision sufficiently in advance, we wanted to ensure that there was ample time to plan excellent virtual events.
We had been hoping that the Microscience Microscopy Congress (mmc2021) incorporating EMAG 2021 would be able to take place in person at Manchester Central, but given the ever-changing COVID-19 situation (even with the positive news of vaccines on the horizon), the uncertainty means that we are unable to make definite plans for the mmc2021 event to proceed in person. We do not know to what extent social distancing measures will still be required and also if travel restrictions will have been lifted sufficiently to enable our usual international attendance.
Thus, in the interests of safety and concern for all our mmc2021 participants, attendees and exhibitors, we have concluded that it is necessary to change our originally planned ‘in person’ mmc2021 Congress at Manchester Central in July 2021 to a virtual Microscience Microscopy Congress 2021 incorporating EMAG 2021. Further details will be available in the New Year, but we wanted to inform you of this decision as soon as possible to end any uncertainty.
As many of you may know, the RMS Staff have in recent months gained a huge amount of experience in organising and running virtual meetings and courses. These have received positive feedback and in many cases a significantly higher than anticipated attendance. Therefore, the Virtual Microscience Microscopy Congress (mmc2021) incorporating EMAG 2021 will take place on 5 – 9 July 2021.
We are confident that we can deliver an exciting virtual mmc experience for everyone and look forward to ‘seeing’ you there.
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