On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Biophysical Society of Canada (BSC), in my capacity as President I would like to acknowledge the wonderful contribution of the Organizing Committee of the BSC 2020 led by Dr. David Langelaan.

The Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Canada was supposed to have taken place in Halifax, May 19-22, 2020 at Dalhousie. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this conference has been postponed for a year. David and his co-organizers Danielle Tokarz, Jan Rainey and Valerie Booth have done fantastic work to plan this conference, secured outstanding invited speakers (Professor John Rubenstein, University of Toronto as 2020 National Speaker; as well as other keynote luminaries in Biophysics: Professor Sabrina Leslie (McGill), Professor Catherine Royer (Rensselaer Polytechnic), Professor Michelle Wang (Cornell), Professor Albert Stolow (Ottawa) and Peter Tielmann (Calgary)). In addition, David and his team also planned an exciting session for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. This would have been a top-notch, exciting and creative conference program. We are extremely disappointed that we could not see the fruition of this great effort.

Even though our 2020 BSC conference did not proceed, we wanted to emphasize that David and his team have provided great acclaim to Dalhousie University. The BSC executive has made the decision to return with our conference to Halifax in 2021 and we look forward to the future hospitality of both Halifax and that of Dalhousie University next spring!

Zoya Leonenko
President of the BSC

David Langelaan, Valerie Booth, Jan Rainey, and Danielle Tokarz
BSC 2020 Organizing Committee




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- Zoya Leonenko, President of the BSC