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Will SICB 2022 take place in person?
Yes! SICB 2022 will take place January 3-7 in Phoenix, AZ

Will it be possible to participate virtually in SICB 2022?
It will not be possible to participate virtually during the in-person meeting, but we are making SICB more accessible by rolling out a new virtual option known as SICB+

What is SICB+?
SICB+ is an opportunity to share your presentation virtually with other SICB attendees over a longer period after the in-person meeting has concluded (January 14-March 31, 2022). SICB+ will be included for all in-person SICB attendees, and participation will be optional but strongly encouraged. For those unable to attend SICB in person, it will be possible to submit your abstract to SICB+ only at a greatly reduced rate. There will be no limits on the number of abstracts that can be submitted. The goal of SICB+ is to use the most positive parts of our experience with the 2021 virtual annual meeting to broaden access to SICB. SICB+ will be entirely asynchronous.

Can I submit an abstract for SICB, then switch to SICB+ later on?
No. Because of the logistics involved in planning the in-person meeting, it is not possible to have participants switch in and out of it after the abstract submission deadline of Sept 1. If you submit an abstract for SICB, you are making a commitment to attend in person. As always, exceptional/emergency circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

What health and safety precautions will SICB take to protect SICB 2022 attendees from COVID-19?
SICB will be following the guidance of the CDC and local government for SICB 2022. While we recognize that the guidance and science are evolving, we currently expect to require mask wearing by all non vaccinated attendees, and by any person experiencing respiratory symptoms. We also anticipate offering hand sanitizing stations, taking steps to reduce crowding and permit social distancing at SICB events, and other public health precautions.