Important dates

The advent of COVID-19 pandemic and the Government guidance under Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closures) Regulations 2020 and other pronouncements, has meant the closure of all non-essential premises/public venues, of which the conference venue at RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD, is one.

Given that no public venue events are probable in London until late 2020, we regrettably announce the cancellation of the XIIIth Congress of ISD-DE on 17th – 19th June 2020, for your and our safety.

Registrants and sponsors will be individually contacted in respect to full refunds. Authors of all abstracts submitted will be individually contacted. Please appreciate that these processes will take some weeks to complete. Meanwhile the activities of the website will continue to expand and we look forward to your participation as Members. Membership of the society is encouraged for full benefit. More info on membership available here.

Delegate Early Bird Registration Opens
16th December 2019

Abstract Submission Opens
16th December 2019

Membership Applications Opens
20th December 2019

Sponsor Registration Opens
16th January 2020

Abstract Submission Deadline
18th March 2020

Sponsor Registration Deadline
13th March 2020

Abstract Submission Scientific Committee Decision
3rd April 2020

Early Bird Registration Deadline
17th April 2020

Advance Registration Deadline
6th June 2020

Full Programme Published
6th June 2020


NB Late Registration on and after 7th June 2020 and on-site Registration will be charged at full price plus 10% and subject to availability of remaining places.

XIIIth Congress ISD-DE Opening
17th June 2020

17th June 2020

President Elect’s Welcome Party
17th June 2020

Committee Dinner
17th June 2020

First Day Scientific Meeting
18th June 2020

AGM (Full Members)
18th June 2020

Gala Dinner and Bonsai Jazz
18th June 2020

Second Day Scientific Meeting
19th June 2020

Meeting Ends
19th June 2020


Delegate Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • 100% refund before 20 March 2020
  • 75% refund before 1st May 2020
  • 50% refund before 15th May 2020
  • NO refund after 15th May 2020


Sponsor Registration Cancellation and Refund policy

  • 100% refund before 13th March 2020
  • 50% refund before 24th April 2020
  • NO refund after 24th April 2020