Dear colleagues and friends!

As you know, the World Health Organization has announced the start of the pandemic of coronavirus COVID-19 that threatens the health and lives of millions of people in the world. In this regard, severe measures are being undertaken to minimize the possibility of infection in many countries. Unfortunately, the pandemic has also affected Russia, which forced the authorities to take the necessary measures as well.

In accordance with the Decree of the Government of St. Petersburg No. 127 on 03/18/2020, all public events with more than 50 participants is temporarily suspended until a special order. It is also recommended to refrain from traveling to St. Petersburg. Governed by this Decree and in accordance with the Order of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation “On the Activities of Organizations within jurisdiction of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, in the Prevention of the Spread of a New Coronavirus Infection in the Russian Federation” No. 398 on 14/03/2020 and realizing our own social responsibility, the Organizing Committee decided to postpone the symposium to May-June 2021. New dates for the Symposium will be announced later, approximately in September 2020.

All paid registration fees will be automatically transferred to new dates and we recommend you to leave payments on the deposit of the Symposium. The manager of the symposium will contact all the signatories to conclude an Additional Agreement on Date Adjustment. However, if you wish a refund, please contact the Symposium organizers.

We wish you to stay healthy and look forward to meeting you in St. Petersburg at the MOMPS-X Symposium in 2021. We have no doubt that our program will expand and the forced break will only unite our community!

With best regards,
Symposium Chairman
Director of IMC RAS

Prof. Sergey Lyulin, D.Sc.
Corresponding member
of the Russian Academy of Sciences