Dear DGfZ members,
Dear friends of Cytometry,
the current situation also has an impact on the planning of the DGfZ annual conference. Due to the regulations of the Berlin Senate, it is very unlikely that the conference can take place in its usual form. Therefore, we have had to decide not to hold the conference as an attendance meeting.
I hope for your understanding for this decision, which was made with a heavy heart. We would have liked to have welcomed you personally in Berlin on the occasion of the 30th anniversary conference of the DGfZ, but now the measures for the protection of us all take precedence.
However, science does not stand still – quite the contrary, cytometry is of great importance especially in the current pandemic situation. For that reason, and also because this is the 30th anniversary conference, we would like to send a positive signal in the form of a new format, namely an online conference: DGfZ will become DiGiFZ-a digital forum for cytometry in a completely new, exciting format!
We have adapted the program for this purpose and shortened it to 2 days. Of course, we will celebrate the society´s 30th anniversary with a lecture. We are especially pleased that we could win exciting speakers for a Cutting Edge Session on the topic of COVID-19 cytometry.
Our popular Product Slam format will be available online this year-just like an interactive poster session, where even a poster prize will be awarded. Please check out the program for more details-the registration portal will soon be online.
We hope for your understanding that there will be no call for the Goerttler Prize this year.
The corona pandemic has changed many things in our habits – in this situation we rely on digital communication and are looking forward to DiGiFZ as an interactive event – all in the sense and tradition of scientific exchange we are used to from the DGfZ annual conferences. Today we would like to invite you to play a part in making this meeting not only an anniversary for cytometry, but also to set new milestones for the online communication of the community.
I am looking forward to welcoming you to DiGiFZ!
Download here: announcement_DiGifZ_2020