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The timeline of the event with very warm temperatures in the late summer in Croatia as well as the increasing availability of vaccines gives us hope that the conference in Primosten will take place as a physical meeting.

However, Corona will not be gone completely by then and we are thus planning accordingly with some extra measurements to keep the participants as safe as possible.

Since it is a dynamic situation this website will be updated to reflect the current situation.

Corona protection measurements during the conference

Hotel Zora has the Stay safe in Croatia sticker (https://www.safestayincroatia.hr/en) ensuring that the prescribed epidemiological measures and health safety recommendations related to COVID-19 have been taken. 
The conference is held on a semi-island close to Primošten on which only the hotel facilities are located. Talks, poster sessions, coffee breaks etc. will be held in the conference center, which will be in the exclusive use of the FEBS meeting and which includes a spacious outside terracce. We are currently considering ways to allow public viewing of the talks on this terrace with the Hotel staff.

Depending on the situation, medicinal masks might have to be worn by the audience during lectures, poster-sessions, round-table discussions etc. In this case, a fresh medicinal mask per participant per day will be made available by the organizers.

Corona cancellation policy

Please see also page: Application (Disclaimer)

The Scientific Course Organizers are intending to run the event as a physical meeting, but if they decide at any time that it is not possible to continue with a physical event due to pandemic or other such restrictions, the event may be postponed or held as an online meeting.

If postponement or a virtual event is not possible, and the event is cancelled, the registration fee less bank charges will be refunded. You can find details on the cancellation policy under Application/Terms and Conditions. Where possible, they will endeavour to provide reasonable advance notice of any such cancellation.

Neither FEBS nor Dubrovnik Sun d.o.o. travel agency nor the Scientific Course Organizers shall be held liable for any other costs or losses incurred. We recommend that you make appropriate travel and other insurance arrangements before booking travel. 

Travel insurance (Covid-19)

You must not attend the event if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are required to place yourself in quarantine. You should seek and follow the advice of your government before booking travel to the event and before travelling to the event. You are solely responsible for making your own appropriate travel and other insurance arrangements before booking travel. The Course Organizers and FEBS shall not be liable to you for any losses incurred as a result of travel restrictions being placed against you or against certain countries due to COVID-19.


The Course organizers take all reasonable care in making arrangements, and shall follow all available guidance from the Croatian government in relation to making the event COVID-19 safe. They act only as agents in securing hotels, transport and travel services, and shall in no event be liable for acts or omissions in the event of injury, damage, loss, accident delay or irregularity of any kind whatsoever during arrangements organized through contractors. Hotel and transportation services are subject to the terms and conditions under which they are offered to the general public.

In the absence of any negligence or other breach of duty by the Course Organizers or FEBS, these parties shall not be responsible for any bodily injury, illness, death or property damages (including theft) sustained by participants during the event.

In any event, neither the Scientific Course Organizers nor FEBS accept liability for damages or costs in the event of bodily injury, death, property damage, illness, disruption to travel plans and costs incurred as a result of events outside of their reasonable control, including (but not limited to) pandemic, natural disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire or closure of airports.

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