Covid-19: SAM2020 postponed

In accordance with the statement by French President Emmanuel Macron on 12 March 2020, a national health emergency has been declared in France to control the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic as its nature and severity pose a health threat. This involves implementing drastic measures, in particular cancelling all gatherings and closing most public places.

Due to the complexity of organising an event like SAM and the uncertainty surrounding the duration of the lockdown period and its consequences, unfortunately the SAM organising committee has decided to postpone the 2020 edition until spring 2021.

All the members of the committee are already working hard to organise this event, and will do everything they can to ensure you receive a warm welcome and the best programme possible when we do meet again in Lyon. The precise dates, programme and location will be communicated as soon as possible.

The SAM team hope to see you in 2021 for another week of networking and learning, and, given the rapid spread of the infection, hope you and your close ones stay healthy.

All the very best, and we hope to see you soon!


The SAM 2020 Organizing Committee


Carol Bereuter

Audrey Bernard-Petitjean

Pascale Garoux

Iris Heres

Charlotte Santamaria

Evelyne Santana

Stephen Schwanbeck