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The Czech Republic has tightened restrictions to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). These restrictions include travel bans; consequently, ROOTS SUMMIT 2020 cannot take place as planned and has been postponed. (Image: ROOTS SUMMIT)

New dates for ROOTS SUMMIT

By Dental Tribune International
March 19, 2020

PRAGUE, Czech Republic: Given the global nature of the ROOTS community, the event organisers have been closely monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 around the world. For the safety of attendees, it has been decided to postpone the event to 20–23 May 2021. ROOTS SUMMIT 2021 will still be held at the Cubex Centre Prague in the Czech Republic.

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, and many countries have implemented travel restrictions of unknown duration. While it was hoped that the situation would calm down in a few weeks, government reactions globally are in fact escalating. Therefore, the decision has been made to push ROOTS SUMMIT to next year; however, the organisers have come up with an interim solution to avoid disappointing registrants—while keeping them safe.

“We know that is a long time to wait to get together, so we would like all of the participants to join us for an online ROOTS SUMMIT this 22 and 23 May. The online programme is being finalised, and multiple continuing education credits for this online programme will only be available to registered participants,” said co-chairman Stephen Jones in a statement. Regarding the delayed event, he explained: “All currently registered participants remain registered, and we look forward to seeing you in person on 20–23 May 2021. In addition to the extra continuing education credits that only currently registered participants will receive, we will include two tickets to our Saturday night party at no charge. Please refer to our FAQs if you have any additional questions or concerns.”

“It is our wish that you, your loved ones and your friends pass through this time well and, above all, stay healthy! Trust us; we will check on that when we see you at ROOTS SUMMIT 2021!” he concluded.

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