The year of 2020 has offered to all of us an unusual challenge of global coronovirus infection, which affected literally all aspects of human life. Academic activities are not an exception: many scientists have already had to miss scheduled research and seminar visits, and saw many academic meetings cancelled.
SABE shares these concerns, and supports all measures necessary to fight pandemic spread of coronovirus: : public health remains of primary importance to all. We urge all members of our international community to be vigilant, and take all necessary precautionary measures for yourself and your relatives.
At the same time, we do not believe it’s a right time to break our academic connections, including our major meeting: the 2020 Annual conference to be held on July 22-26 in Moscow, Russia. At the moment, the country undertakes rather serious measures, including restrictions on public meetings applied till the end of June. While it is difficult to foresee what will happen then, so far there are good chances that situation will gradually improve, which will allow to conduct the SABE2020 Annual meeting as scheduled.
But we want to say more. The challenge of the COVID-2019 should be responded not by segregation, but by the unification of global communities, including that of SABE. We are committed to bring people together, and will do everything to facilitate our meeting of leading behavioural researchers from all over the world to share their new ideas, subject them to scientific discussion, and productive development of tools and mechanisms to meet global challenges. With this aim, and in order to give all interested academics the chance to be involved in this process, we extend the deadline for proposals submissions to the #SABE2020 till Monday April 6. We shall monitor the situation, and shall inform all members of our community about further developments. In case of any real danger, we will be working towards organization of our conference in online format, as a series of virtual meetings accessible to anyone around the globe.
Take care, and let us stay in touch
The #SABE2020 organizing team