Frequently Asked Questions
Why is VegMed 2020 postponed?
As you probably already suspected, VegMed 2020 will unfortunately not take place from 1-3 May due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Just like you, we were looking forward to VegMed 2020 and regret that, after more than one and a half years of preparation, this unique programme cannot take place on the planned date. At the same time, we of course fully understand all of the measures that are being taken for the global containment of the coronavirus, and for the benefit of us all.
When will VegMed take place?
In view of the many uncertainties in the coming months, we will postpone VegMed to spring 2021 (probably April/May). We will announce a concrete date as soon as possible. Please understand that this may take a few weeks due to the current situation.
What about my already paid tickets? Are they still valid?
Your tickets for VegMed will remain valid for the new date without any restrictions. We would be very grateful if you would refrain from cancelling your tickets in this situation. By not cancelling, you will be supporting us as a non-profit consortium in meeting this challenge so that we can continue to host such valuable events. Thank you for remaining registered for the next VegMed despite the postponement. We will inform you of the new date as soon as possible.
What if I cannot attend the new date?
If you are not able to attend the new date, you now have the right to get the ticket price refunded. If your ticket is transferred to the next event, it can be cancelled free of charge up to 8 weeks before the new date. A 25% cancellation fee will apply to those tickets cancelled under 8 but no less than 4 weeks before the new date.Cancellation is not available less than 4 weeks prior to the event.
Can I pass on my ticket to a third party?
You can transfer your ticket free of charge to a third party up to 2 weeks before the new date.
Will the programme and the speakers remain the same?
We will do our best to make next year’s programme just as valuable, ensuring that it aligns with the current research and developments in the field of plant-based nutrition in medicine. We are currently in discussions with high-quality speakers regarding VegMed 2021. We see opportunities here if the event is postponed by one year. We will make sure that VegMed 2021 isa fantastic event with world-renowned speakers.
What about online streaming or web conferencing?
We would like to keep VegMed as a face-to-face event, because the personal exchange and networking among health professionals, researchers, students and laypersons (on the public day) is important to us, and has helped shape past VegMed conferences.
We will inform you about the possibility to take part in VegMed 2021 online (via streaming) in due course. As a result of the Corona crisis, the respective technical infrastructure in the Henry Ford building has been expanded and may create new opportunities for online streaming and participation for VegMed 2021.
What if I have further questions?
Please understand that due to the many congress cancellations and postponements happening, it will be difficult for our trade fair organisation to answer individual enquiries and phone calls in the coming weeks. However, if you urgently need to clarify something about VegMed 2021, please send an email to: Vegmed2020@mes-berlin.com.