March 27, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and the many travel bans and other precautions being taken to limit the spread of the virus, the Samuel Belzberg 6th International Dystonia Symposium (SBIDS6) will not be held in Dublin on 4 to 6 of June, 2020 as planned.
This decision was not made easily but the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation and Dystonia Europe, working with the leadership of the Scientific Program Committee, feel strongly that this is the best course of action at this time. The health, safety and well-being of participants, faculty and sponsors and the dystonia community is our priority.
We appreciate that many of you have personally committed time and finances to join us for this meeting and you may have questions regarding cancelling your plans and reimbursement of registration fees etc. Please also allow us time to gather this information and we will provide an update for you as soon as possible.
We are grateful to Drs. Jinnah and Pisani and the Members of the Scientific Program Committee for their hard work in developing the outstanding program for this meeting. We want to thank the program faculty who agreed to speak in June and to those who submitted over 100 abstracts for the meeting.
We will provide more specific information in the coming weeks and thank you for your understanding.