Dear attendees

Recent developments with the COVID-19 pandemic and the recurring restrictions on larger gatherings and international travel has again increased the uncertainty for travel in the near future.  Now that November is soon to be “in the near future” we, the Organizing Committee, have decided to take preventive steps and are hereby announcing a further postponement of the joint meeting of the 21st Nordic Conference on Forensic Medicine (NCFM) and the 6th Annual Meeting of the Nordic Association of Forensic Toxicologists (NAFT).

The new dates are May 10th-12th, 2021 and our plan for a two and a half day conference stands, closing the conference at 11:30 on Wednesday the 12th. 

This decision was not an easy one to make. The health and safety of everyone involved is our priority and we believe that postponing the event until next spring is the best solution. 

We have already, and happily so, put a lot of effort into planning the conference and will continue to do so. We will strive towards ensuring that the program will have only minimal revisions and that all the speakers will retain their already allocated slots.  And rest assured, after planning, postponing and with all your support and understanding, we will put our hearts into making the conference in Reykjavik in 2021 a truly memorable event.

We sincerely hope that you understand and agree with our decision. We acknowledge that for some of you, the new date may not be ideal, but we hope that you will be able to attend the conference.

And last but not least, the Organizing Committee sends their heartfelt support to all those affected in one way or another by COVID-19.

 

Best regards from the Icelandic organizing committee.

Pétur Guðmannsson, Svava Þórðardóttir, Kristín Ólafsdóttir, Ásdís Elva Aðalsteinsdóttir.

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Information regarding the postponement of the conference

Registration
All confirmed and fully paid registrations will remain valid for the new date and there is no need to re-confirm. If you want to cancel your registration at this time, a 10% cancellation fee will be charged and the remaining 90% will be refunded.  After October 1st 2020,  registration cancellations will be based on the cancellation policy for the conference.

Accommodation reserved through the conference registration system

All booked accommodation will be moved to the new dates. 

Cancellation charges for booked accommodation will be according to cancellation policy stated on the registration site.

Conference tour

We plan to run the conference tour on Wednesday May 12th with the same program as before; a visit to the Blue Lagoon and dinner. Cancellation charges of a booked tour are according to the cancellation policy on the registration site.

For changes or cancellations please contact the conference organizers by e-mail to conferences@icelandtravel.is 

Accommodation and travel arrangements made through other providers
Please review the cancellation policies and insurance provisions of your reservations.

 

For-related issues
Please note that most transportation providers have made special provision to address COVID-19 related matters. Please contact your transportation provider directly.

Sponsors
All sponsors will be contacted by the conference organizers, to review their options. We will find a solution that is mutually beneficial.

Submitted papers
Submitted papers will be held in the current position in the programme (including posters).

  1. Authors can choose to withdraw their paper from the Conference, which will remove it from the programme schedule and authors would be free to submit the paper elsewhere.
  2. Authors can choose to keep their papers in the Conference. There will be an opportunity to update or revise the paper up to a month of the new date.
  3. In case papers that have been selected for oral presentation are withdrawn from the Conference, authors of selected papers for poster presentation may be invited to give an oral presentation.

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You can contact us at the email address: conferences@icelandtravel.is
Best Regards,
Iceland Travel Conferences

 


                                                         

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