In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Local Organizing Committee of 26th ICHST, together with the DHST Council have taken a difficult decision to switch to a totally virtual congress.

The virtual congress will be held on the originally scheduled date: 25–31 July. As soon as the virtual ICHST 2021 concept is finalised, (for details, see: https://www.ichst2021.org/).

Deadline for submission of stand-alone abstracts has been extended to January 10, 2021.