IMW 2021
September 8-11, 2021
Vienna, Austria

IMPORTANT COVID SAFETY UPDATE

Updated 8/31/2021

IMPORTANT UPDATE: On August 30, 2021, the Council of the European Union adopted a non-binding Council Recommendation that may result in new travel restrictions for unvaccinated travelers from certain countries, including the United States. No new travel restrictions have been formally adopted by Austria at this time. As the 18th IMW is mandating proof of vaccination to enter the Workshop, the IMW is proceeding in-person September 8-11 in Vienna, Austria with online access for those unable to travel.  There are no plans to convert the IMW to a fully virtual experience.

For those attending the Workshop in person, we thank you in advance for your adherence to our health and safety plan outlined in detail below.

As we look forward to seeing you all in Vienna soon, the health and safety of all attendees is the top priority of the Society. To that end, we have enacted several new measures to create as safe a learning environment as possible. During the Workshop:

  • Overall attendance at the Workshop has been limited to allow for social distancing
  • Proof of full vaccination will be required from all participants (either physical proof or electronic proof) to enter the Workshop venue, the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center*
  • There will be DAILY on-site Covid testing and a confirmed negative result will be required for entry in the meeting venue.
  • Mask wearing will be mandatory for all participants when not actively eating or drinking at all official IMW events
  • Seating in the session rooms will be social distanced
  • Conference badges must be worn at all time

In addition to daily on-site testing at the Messe Wien, daily on-site testing will be available free of charge at the following official IMW hotels from 06:00-08:00 from Wednesday, September 8 – Saturday, September 11:

  • Marriott Vienna
  • Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
  • Hilton Vienna Park

All participants will receive a wristband each day certifying a negative test.  Wristbands will be required to enter the meeting campus.  If you are unable to be tested at one of the official hotels, you may do so at the Wien Messe according to the hours below.

Upon arrival, all registrants will show their proof of vaccination to Wien Messe personnel before entering the building and then report to the IMW testing center located in Hall A of the Wien Messe.  After receiving or providing proof of a negative test result, you will be admitted to the IMW 2021 Campus.

*The following vaccines (including mix-and-match vaccines) are recognized: BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria and Covishield), Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna.  The proof of vaccination for fully vaccinated people is valid for 270 days (nine months) from the date of the second vaccination. Vaccines for which only one vaccination is scheduled (e.g., from Johnson & Johnson) are valid for a total of 270 days from the date of vaccination beginning on the 22nd day after vaccination.

IMW 2021 Registration and Testing Hours (Wien Messe)

Tuesday, September 7
Early Registration (encouraged) 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
There will be no testing on Tuesday. Delegates may pick up their registration materials upon showing proof of vaccination status and are requested to limit their time in the Messe to 15 minutes.

Wednesday, September 8
Registration and Testing 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 9
Registration and Testing
8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 10
Registration and Testing 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 11
Registration and Testing 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We know your decision to join us in Vienna was undertaken with great care, and for that we thank you for your support of the Society and our mission to bring together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of myeloma.

Respectfully,

18th International Myeloma Workshop
imw2021@spargoinc.com