Dear Participants and Friends,

We hope that you are doing well and are safe at home. The COVID-19 outbreak obliged us to consider the upcoming event in Montpellier.

After much discussion and consideration, the Local Organising Committee reached the conclusion that, to ensure the safety and well-being of our conference speakers and attendees, the most appropriate solution was to postpone the 14th ICBF. This decision aims not only to minimise the health risks related to COVID-19 but also to recognise the likelihood that many attendees will be under travel restrictions from their home countries and institutions.

Postponing the ICBF allows us to maintain the excellent momentum that we had all established for this 14th congress in the series, with a very high quality collection of scientific sessions in the tradition of these meetings. We are delighted to announce that the 14th ICBF congress will take place in Montpellier in July 2021 from the 6th to 9th.

Please put this in your agendas and we look forward, as ever, to welcoming you to Montpellier! Thank you for your understanding, in these unprecedented times.

Best regards,
The Organising committee