Congress and Pandemic
Despite the fact that we are still dealing with the pandemic situation and the many restrictions, we are optimistic about the future and about the possibility to organize in person the next INQUA Congress in summer 2023. In any case, thanks to the good weather we are expecting in Rome and the facilities of the Sapienza University Campus, we plan to have as many activities as possible in open spaces outdoors.
However, if the situation is intermediate (to read which is unlikely in summer, but we have to foresee this possibility) we are not planning a hybrid format but we will adopt a number of measures to protect congress participants for instance: 1) set up a test centre at the Congress venue; 2) adopt ad-hoc measures during the meeting such as mask wearing, hand disinfection, lunch bag and dispersed seating for meals, specific strategies to avoid queues; 3) organize the oral sessions with a limited number of participants in the room, even duplicating the screen between two or more adjacent lecture rooms. Only if the situation is very bad and travel abroad becomes impossible due to formal rules or restrictions issued by Italy or by the originating country, we plan to fully reimburse all the expenses for registration, including bank transfer costs.