The focus of the SMB2021 will be on two important topics in the sciences today: Translational Research and the Promotion of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. SMB will hold our 2021 Annual Meeting in a hybrid form between June 13-17, 2021, online and at the University of California Riverside, USA. We acknowledge that many are facing challenging personal and/or professional circumstances, but we hope that our Hybrid Annual Meeting will allow our community to stay connected, share research, and support each other.
SMB 2021 will build on the successes from the fully online 2020 Annual SMB Meeting and utilize similar electronic platforms and the general structure of the meeting. Some participants will be able to participate fully online, while for others we hope to have some activities related to SMB 2021 on the UCR campus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RDCMUCtbPljMtN6Af-ga-9exl4CQ&v=7Lbp74j3YpU&feature=emb_rel_end
Of course, this is subject to the national health situation at the time of the meeting together with local and national regulations. We will evaluate and provide updates on the situation monthly and a final decision will be made ~2 months before the meeting by meeting organizers and the SMB Board of Directors. Updates will be regularly posted on the SMB2021 website (SMB2021.org).