COVID-19 Updates

Updated March 19, 2020


We continue to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak and the challenges it poses to IHW 2020. We are in active communication with the hotel and our vendors on the situation in Berlin and across the world, and will be sharing updates on the meeting status as soon as it is determined.


In order to better accommodate our attendees in this uncertain time, we have made the following change to our policies:

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 01 May 2020. We are also waiving the requirement to register prior to submitting an abstract. In the event that IHW 2020 is cancelled, we will plan to publish the abstracts in a digital format on the IHW website; giving all abstract submitters the opportunity to have their science featured this summer as planned. We are also actively exploring other ways to disseminate the scientific data planned for IHW 2020 to the community, and provide more information as soon as it is finalized. 


German Federal Ministry of Health COVID-19 Updates:  


WHO COVID-19 Situation Reports:


CDC's Latest COVID-19 Updates:


- IHW 2020 Organizers

Melanie Brinkmann

Benedikt Kaufer

Klaus Osterrieder