2nd Postponement Announcement

24 May 2021

Dear colleagues,

I hope things are okay, and I hope you are well, considering.

Given the continued global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organising Committee of the 23rd  International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians (23rd  ICRAV), with the support from the ICRAV Standing and Management Committees, has decided to further postpone the conference until 17 - 24 September 2022.

ICRAV is an essential platform for analysts and veterinarians to share and exchange information – and despite the technological solutions available, the best way to achieve this remains for colleague to meet in person with each other.

While COVID-19 vaccines are becoming increasingly available, it will take some time for populations to be fully vaccinated, and restrictions on international travel and gatherings eased.  Further, the Organising Committee is mindful of the economic impact of the pandemic and wishes to ensure as many people from as many regions can participate in the conference.  Therefore, it remains a significant challenge to hold a physical meeting this year with delegates from all over the world.  Accordingly, the 23rd ICRAV has been rescheduled to September 2022, when we are hopeful the global situation will have improved, and the travel restrictions and quarantine requirements will have relaxed.  The conference venue will remain at the Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, China.

The Organising Committee will revisit the conference programme and make any necessary updates but will try to retain all of the initially invited speakers.  A new call for abstracts and registration will be launched around January 2022, followed by the announcement of presentation acceptance during the second quarter of 2022.  A formal announcement will be sent to the members of the AORC and IGSRV in late 2021 when the conference website will have been updated.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to greeting you in Hong Kong in September 2022.

In the meantime; sending thoughts of health and peace.

Kind regards,
Emmie Ho,
Chair of the 23rd ICRAV Organising Committee