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Dear ALPS meeting colleague

Although the current pandemic makes any forward planning in 2021 difficult, we are making provisional preparations for the next Alpine Liver and Pancreatic Surgery Meeting scheduled to take place 3rd-7th February 2021 in Madonna Di Campiglio, Italy.

This is an unprecedented and unpredictable time as we watch the current situation unfold.  However, we are encouraged by the data and management of the situation in Italy.  We are of course continuing to monitor the current position closely and will take all the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our participants.  This will include, should the meeting take place, reduced capacity, social distancing and extra cleaning and sanitation measures.

Please rest assured that we will be operating a full refund policy on hotel deposits and registration fees for those colleagues who are unable to attend due to COVID related restrictions; please refer to our registration page for full details and exclusions at the appropriate time.

We know how valued and important the ALPS Meeting is to the HPB community, therefore, we are delighted to be launching an ALPS Educational Platform as part of the meeting output.  This facility will be available to 2021 delegates as part of the meeting registration package and will be available free of charge whether a physical meeting can be held or not.

Although there is still a great deal of uncertainty, we know there is huge enthusiasm for a meeting in 2021.  If the situation worsens and we cannot operate safely, we will put plans on hold until 2022 and provide refunds accordingly.

We hope that the measures we have put in place will enable you to join us in 2021 if circumstance permit and we will continue to keep you updated on any developments via email, and our Twitter account @ALPSHPB.

Kind regards

John Primrose, on behalf of the Organising Committee

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Key Dates

30th September 2020 Abstract submission and registration opens
30th October 2020 Abstract submission deadline
13th November 2020 Acceptance / rejection notifications sent
30th November 2020 Early registration deadline
13th January 2021 Registration closes
3rd-7th February 2021 ALPS 2021 Meeting

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