We are going virtual

We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and as the situation is changing every day, it is impossible to know what will be happening in upcoming months.

We are currently facing the possibility of other waves, and unfortunately we do not have the power to predict the different government measurements and the upcoming travel or gathering restrictions. We also understand that organizations may have certain safety policies which can reduce or ban travelling of their employees.

Because of the actual situation linked to the ongoing pandemics, there are too many uncertain factors weighing on the organisation of this event. Therefore, the IALM Presidium together with the local organizing committee have decided that the 25th Congress of our association will go virtual only in 2021. The dates of the conference remain the same, the event will be held between 1-4 June, 2021, online, in CET time zone. We regret not to be able to welcome you in person in Geneva but gathering the participants in a safe and healthy environment is our main priority. These peculiar circumstances give us the challenging possibility to organise such a complex event in a completely innovative format. You will have the possibility to attend live keynotes, symposia, workshops and meet poster presenters from your home, office or anywhere convenient. These sessions will be recorded so you can also (re)watch the content later. On the conference platform you will be able to meet attendees in various formats, not only the people you already know, but those who you would have probably never met during an in-person event. Our exhibit hall will be almost the same as you would see it in live: you will be able to interact with sponsors and exhibitors live and visit their virtual booths. A helpdesk and a live chat will also be available for any technical questions you may have before and during the congress. It will be the first virtual congress of the Academy and we hope you are as excited about this new experience as we are. The organizer and volunteer teams are working hard to make this happen, and you should expect more news in the upcoming months. We hope you will support our decision and we count on your active participation to make this virtual congress a real success!

Virtual Platform

IALM 2021 will be hosted on OnAir, a virtual event management platform. You will get a sneak peek into the functionalities closer to the event. In the meantime, check out this video to learn more about it.

Call for abstracts (closed)

We express our gratitude to all who have submitted their abstracts for IALM 2021


Our sponsorship packages are designed to meet our sponsors’ goals and to make sure they get what they plan for. We are currently working on an adapted sponsorship brochure which will be delivered soon.

If you would like to receive more information, do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks to your support, IALM 2021 can happen!


Click here to register. With the format changes, the ticket types and the prices have also been adjusted. Prices are exempted from VAT, following the Swiss regulation (VAT exempt supply in field of education and training (Art. 21 (2(11)) MWSTG).

Early Bird (until 20th of April, 2021):

  • Member & Student: CHF 190
  • Standard: CHF 250
Regular (from 21st of April, 2021):
  • Member & Student: CHF 240
  • Standard: CHF 300
Virtual Workshop: CHF 70