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Key Dates

Abstract acceptance notification sent: 10 August 2020
E-poster abstract submission deadline: 1 October 2020
E-poster abstract acceptance: 15 October 2020
Early-bird Registration closes: 1 November 2020
E-posters and revised talks submitted to conference platform: 1 November 2020
Conference commences and abstracts and e-posters visible to participants(only): 14 December 2020



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