Dear Colleagues,

After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the Annual Meeting of the Hungarian Biochemical Society (HBS), originally planned to be held in Pécs in August 2020.

We all deeply regret that this summer will pass without this important event of our Society, which has been a source of much insight, fun and enjoyment for all of us in recent years. Our decision was influenced by the following circumstances:

  • The number of abstract submissions remained very low until the specified deadline;
  • very few exhibitors would be willing to participate under the current conditions;
  • PTE, the host university, currently upholds a policy banning the organization of any major meeting;
  • it would be very difficult to adhere to social distancing measures at poster sessions and other social events.

Despite the above decision, we warmly encourage everyone to take part in the next Hungarian Life Sciences Conference, planned for 26-28 March, 2021.

The HBS Annual Meeting in Pécs is planned to take place at the end of August in 2022.

We look forward to meeting you soon under more favorable circumstances.

László Buday, president of HBS

Ferenc Gallyas, Jr., local organizer

Mihály Kovács, Secretary General of HBS

Attila Varga
Diamond Congress Ltd.