Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, colleagues & friends

The organizers of the SWESD2020 have carefully observed the situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy and in Europe. We were constantly evaluating press releases and other official information from relevant authorities like WHO, Italian Ministry of Health, etc., which we are in contact with.

Currently our two major aims as organizers of the Conference are protecting our delegates & speakers from becoming infected by COVID-19 during traveling for meeting at the SWESD, and also significantly contributing to the prevention of any further spread of the virus; this can only be achieved by suspending the current event schedule. Having studied all alternatives, we mutually decided to postpone the Conference to the following date:

8th to 11th of November 2020

This action is a postponement and not a cancellation of the event. We cordially regret the inconvenience this postponement might cause for you. However, this decision has been taken in order to protect the vulnerable part of our society and to reduce any risk that might be caused by travel and attendance to such an international meeting.

We wish you all the best & health for the near future and hope to see you soon

IASSW, ICSW & Local Organising Committee SWESD2020


Early Registration Deadline – August 31st, 2020

Late Registration Deadline – September 30th, 2020

Final Programme – October 2020

SWESD Conference – November 8/11, 2020

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