The Infection Week & Microbiological Spring Meeting is co-organized for the sixth consecutive year by the Swedish Association of Infectious Diseases, the Swedish Association of Infectious Nurses and the three microbiological associations: the Association for Clinical Microbiology, the Swedish Association for Microbiology and the Swedish Association for Microbiology. The host and local organizer of the spring meeting is the Infection Clinic and Clinical Microbiology at Akademiska Sjukhuset in Uppsala.

In view of the large and continuing health risks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided not to hold Infection Week & Microbiological Spring Meeting as planned in May 2020.

This was a difficult decision. We carefully reviewed all options, but it became clear that we needed to change our plans, considering the necessity of ensuring the safety and well-being of all attendees of this meeting, and the continuing travel restrictions.

We have therefore chosen to postpone the congress by one year.

Infection Week & Microbiological Spring Meeting will thus now instead be held on 25 – 28 May 2021 at the same venue; Fyrishov, Uppsala Sweden. We are hoping to maintain the current exciting, high quality scientific programme and clinical workshop, though we are aware that some minor changes will be inevitable.