INORMS 2021 will be held online

18 Feb 2021 09:54 | Annedorte Vad (Administrator)

I have received news about the INORMS 2021 conference from the INORMS Chair:

As announced on the congress website, we have decided to hold the INORMS 2021 congress fully online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been an exceptionally difficult decision, but the safety and health of our community are our primary concern. Your kind understanding about the necessary changes would be greatly appreciated.

The INORMS2021 Online Congress offers:


  • Opening Ceremony on May 25, 2021 (JST) the recorded video can be viewed on demand after the Ceremony through to June 30, 2021 (JST)
  • Oral Sessions including Plenary Sessions, Invited Sessions, Special Session, Sponsored Sessions and Ignite Sessions
  • Poster Sessions can be viewed in PDF format
  • Closing Ceremony (available after 5pm on May 27, 2021(JST))
  • Meeting Hub and Discussion Forum (Chat systems) will be available on the virtual platform.

* We will contact presentation speakers with more information by email later this month.

  • Exhibitors' brochures and videos will be available. Delegates can communicate with exhibitors via a text-based Meeting HUB, which includes live interactive hours specified by each exhibitor between May 24 and 27, 2021 (JST)).
  • and more, to be announced at a later date.


Registration deadlines, fees and cancellation policies have been revised as follows:

General deadline: Thursday 17:00 Japan time, April 15, 2021 *revised Late deadline: Thursday 17:00 Japan time, May 27, 2021 *extended

Since the INORMS 2021 congress will be held fully online, the Registration fees have been amended to 80% of the original Registration fees. In addition, the category of Day pass has been deleted and those who have applied for the Day pass category will be requested to change the category to Full-delegate. On-site registration has been deleted and we have extended the deadline of Late registration until May 27.

The Fee for the Congress Dinner and Visa will be fully refunded.

More details regarding Registration fees are available on the congress website (https://inorms2021.org/registration.html).


**Refund policy (part of Registration fees, Fee of Congress Dinner and Visa) will be announced in a separate e-mail to those who have paid the fees. This refund policy will be applied to those who have paid the registration fees, fee for Congress Dinner and/or fee for visa by February 16, 2021 ONLY. If you have paid registration fees and do not receive an e-mail with a refund form by February 18, 2021, please contact the INORMS 2021 Registration Desk (inorms2021-regist@or.knt.co.jp).

Until Thursday April 15, 2021 ----- 25% refund minus fees On and after Friday, April 16, 2021 ----- No refund

More details are available on the congress website (https://inorms2021.org/index.html).

The recorded videos can be viewed until June 30 so that it is possible for you to join and listen to multiple parallel sessions which is impossible for the in-person Congress.

We are excited to be able to offer you this Online Congress and hope that you will join us in this event.

Yours sincerely,

Norifumi Miyokawa

Chair, INORMS 2021 Planning Committee

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