Welcome Message:

Dear colleagues,

Following the international outbreak of COVID-19, the XII International Vaccinium Symposium (IVS) will now be occurring virtually from 30 August to 1 September 2021.

This decision comes after much thoughtful consideration of the Organizing Committee, International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), and Dalhousie University, as well as observing the directives of World Health Organization and Canadian health authorities. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. The COVID-19 situation was beyond our control and the decision was made to comply with the state of emergencies that presently exist in Atlantic Canada, and to not jeopardize the health and safety of registrants, staff, and the public.

All the papers that have been submitted and the ones that are in the process of acceptance for oral or poster presentation will automatically be included in the new program. There will also be a new call for papers using the revised important dates for the Symposium.

For those that have already paid registration, efforts will be made by the Extended Learning Office of Dalhousie University to transfer your registration fees to the new dates or arrange for a refund.  

Our thoughts are with all those affected by the coronavirus, stay safe, and we hope this epidemic will end soon.

David Percival