About the delay of “MACULA-on-Don” and
Regardless of everything, we remain optimistic, confident in tomorrow and smiling in the most difficult situations!
However, now a significant number of UEFA delegates from different countries, as well as ophthalmologists and partner organizations have expressed their concern about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The organizing committee of the 9th All-Russian (and foreign) seminar-round table “MACULA ~on-Don” and the UEFA executive committee, having carefully studied the events of recent days, including updated information on mass events restrictions in most European countries and the Rostov region, and also, not wanting to make “MACULA” a webinar with international participation, regret to postpone the dates of the football tournament Euro 2020 - on 11.06.-11.07.2021, and "MAKULA ~on-Don" – on May 21-23, 2021.
(Although we plan to present the best “MAKULA” reports at the meeting “MAKULA ~ at the congress” within the framework of the upcoming XII Congress of Russian ophthalmologists in June in Moscow, if God rules it in June).
If seriously, “MACULA-2020” need to be canceled! We would never forgive ourselves if at least one of its participants, God forbid, get sick! Not to mention the fact that all the other 500-600 colleagues would fall under the cordon-quarantine risk.
Of course, we will return the money to everyone who has already paid the registration fee in the coming days or weeks. The same applies to our esteemed partners and exhibitors.
All the reports selected at "blind" expert evaluation are transferred to "MACULA-2021". All speakers, as well as authors whose works are accepted (or not accepted) for publication in the next collection, we be informed personally in the near future. (Of total 87 reports 39 were selected – 28 Russian and 11 foreign, including "carte blanche reports" of the leaders of ratings. In addition, there are 7 reserve reports.)
We shall post more detailed information on “MACULA-2021” as it appears.
We express our sincere gratitude to all colleagues retinologists (and not very retinologists) for understanding the situation and hope for your enduring support, without which “MACULAs~on-Don” can’t live at all!
Ever yours organizing committee of "MACULA~on-Don"