COVID19: MIRACUM Symposium in Freiburg is cancelled and will be substituted by a small online conference
Dear interested participants of the MIRACUM Symposium,
In order to protect patients and employees, the Freiburg University Hospital board of directors has decided to cancel all public events at the Freiburg University Hospital until 5 April 2020. In addition, many of you are already affected by travel restrictions, so we would have had to expect a significant reduction in the number of participants.
For this reason, the MIRACUM Symposium in its previously planned form as a local event in Freiburg cannot take place.
However, since we know the commitment with which many of our team members have worked towards this date and pushed developments forward, we do not want to simply cover this up under the “corona cloack of silence”. In a small task force we will discuss the details in the next few days in order to determine which parts of the planned symposium we will be able to implement online/virtually and via webinar at the end of March.
Thus, we are planning a web-based event via ZOOM on only one of the two announced days (March 26 or 27). In the center of this event the announced live demo will be presented, which we want to give room for sufficient questions and discussion afterwards. Surrounding this demonstration, we will arrange some presentations that cover particularly interesting topics.
However, since the feeling of meeting, exchanging and also of informal casual celebrating together can in no way be replaced by virtual conferences, we will try to find a suitable date in the second week of October (KW41) for a symposium “genuinely on site in beautiful Freiburg”.
Within the next few days we will publish the results of these alternative considerations both by mail and on the MIRACUM homepage.
We ask for your understanding that we had to make this decision in view of the current conditions, but we hope to be able to offer an attractive alternative in the short term. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the MIRACUM office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ulli Prokosch and the MIRACUM Steering Board