The worldwide diffusion of SARS-CoV-2 is, unfortunately, far from being fully controlled and, although vaccines should be licensed in a few months, it is likely that in the second trimester 2021 there will be still limits on public gatherings and international travels. Under this uncertainty the DUST 2021 Organising Committee and Societies have determined that the meeting will be postponed on 13-16 September, 2021.
To protect health and well-being of delegates from a possible last virus's flick of the tail, it has been also decided to move the conference in a resort at about 40 km from Bari (Italy). We are also considering the option of a hybrid conference (virtual & on-site). Information will be posted at the due time.
The deadline for submitting session proposals has been extended to 15th December, 2020.