Cancellation of 2020 Canadian Glycomics Symposium and GlycoNet Annual General Meeting

The health and safety of our attendees, staff, and members are important to GlycoNet. Due to the growing concern of COVID-19 outbreak and government restrictions, we are cancelling the 2020 Canadian Glycomics Symposium (May 20-22, 2020) and GlycoNet Annual General Meeting (May 19-20, 2020) in Banff, Alberta. Any up-to-date information related to actions being implemented regarding the cancellation of the meeting is on this page.

What is the status of the 2020 Canadian Glycomics Symposium and the GlycoNet Annual General Meeting?

The safety of our attendees, staff, and members is the top priority of GlycoNet. For this reason, we have decided that it is impractical to hold the 2020 Canadian Glycomics Symposium (May 20-22, 2020) and the GlycoNet Annual General Meeting (May 19-20, 2020) in light of the growing concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions.

Where can I get up-to-date information related to actions being implemented related to the cancellation of the meeting?

All information is being updated on this webpage as it becomes available.

Will my registration fee be refunded?

We have emailed all registered attendees to inform them about the cancellation of the conference. Registrants for the Symposium can choose to receive a full refund or receive a credit towards the 2021 Canadian Glycomics Symposium. No other further action is needed by registrants at this time.

Will GlycoNet help with fees associated with the cancellation of my travel and hotel reservations?

If you made your hotel reservations, you must contact your hotel to cancel your room. GlycoNet will not be able to help with housing. If you booked the Banff Airporter without the promo code GLYCONET, you must contact the Airporter to cancel your reservation. However, if you used the promo code GLYCONET, the Airporter will contact you directly. Regarding travel, most transportation providers have made special provision to address COVID-19 related issues. Please contact your transportation provider directly.

If you are a Symposium invited keynote speaker and have not received update from GlycoNet, please contact admin@glyconet.ca at your earliest convenience.

I am a sponsor/exhibitor – what happens to the fees I paid?

We have contacted each committed sponsor/exhibitor for your options for a refund or an opportunity to move your sponsorship/exhibit to a future meeting. If you have not received an email by March 31, 2020, please contact us at admin@glyconet.ca.

I submitted my abstract for a poster presentation – what happens next?

While the conference is cancelled, GlycoNet is working to transform the poster session to an online format. If you submitted an abstract, we will get in touch with you soon with more information.

Last update: Friday, March 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am MT