Dear ICBEN colleagues and friends,


After weighing all options and careful consideration, we are happy to announce that the local organizing team and ICBEN officers have jointly decided to postpone the ICBEN congress by one year. The new dates for what we now call ICBEN2021 are 14-17 June 2021. Please mark these days in your calendars! We are also happy to report that all keynote speakers have agreed to speak at ICBEN2021!

The new congress website will go live in the next few days and will be reachable under

At that time, you will be able to submit new abstracts and revise or withdraw those you have already submitted. The designation of previously accepted abstracts as an oral presentation or poster will remain unchanged as long as you do not change anything. If you choose to revise your abstract or submit a new one, it will be newly assessed by the scientific organizing committee and designated either as oral or poster. Please also note, that the full paper submission deadline has been extended until the end of March next year. You will have the possibility to revise or withdraw any already submitted paper anytime before the new deadline. If you withdraw your abstract after you have submitted a full paper, the paper will be withdrawn automatically. We will notify you in another email once the new conference website is live and the abstract submission system is open.

If you have already registered for ICBEN2020, your registration will remain valid for ICBEN2021. The cancellation deadline for ICBEN2020/21 has been extended until 25 March 2021. If you cancel now and decide later to participate in ICBEN2021, you will have to re-register. Please also remember to cancel any existing reservations for ICBEN2020 (e.g., flights or hotel).

This is a list of new important dates:

  • 15 January 2021: ICBEN 2021 abstract submission deadline
  • 5 February 2021: ICBEN 2021 abstract acceptance notification
  • 25 March 2021: ICBEN 2020/21 cancellation deadline
  • 31 March 2021: ICBEN 2021 full paper submission deadline, early-bird registration
  • 14-17 June 2021: ICBEN 2021 in Stockholm

We apologize for any inconvenience re-scheduling the conference has caused you and thank you for your continued support of ICBEN in these challenging times. Please stay safe and healthy!

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Stockholm in June 2021!
Maria Albin & Jenny Selander,
Karolinska Institutet Congress Chairwomen
Andrei Pyko & Charlotta Eriksson, secretariat of ICBEN2020/21
Mathias Basner, Mark Brink & Sabine Janssen
ICBEN Executive Committee