COVID-19 Statement


The Society for Cryobiology is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak and its potential impact on the Annual Meeting. The health and safety of our attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff remains our primary concern. 

The Society for Cryobiology is continuing to finalize the scientific program and logistics to hold CRYO2020 as scheduled. However, if the current global situation remains as it is currently, or worsens, then we must accept recommendations from the CDC, WHO, and other organizations to postpone or cancel the meeting.

Due to this ongoing uncertainty the Society for Cryobiology has suspended registration for the time being. At this time we also do not recommend booking flights or making any other travel arrangements. 

A final decision regarding whether the meeting will go ahead will be made by late-April. Please check this statement at that time. 

If you have any questions please email the Society for Cryobiology at [email protected]Last update March 17, 2020. 

CRYO2020 | July 21-24 | Chicago

CRYO2020, the 57th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology, will take place at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel and Conference Center. The meeting will cover the entirety of this multi-disciplinary field, covering both practical and theoretical aspects of low temperature biology and thermal medicine.

Society for Cryobiology members are the world's leading experts in low temperature biology. Join us! 

About Cryobiology

The word cryobiology literally signifies the science of life at icy temperatures. In practice, this field comprises the study of any biological material or system (e.g., proteins, cells, tissues, and organs, insects, seeds or plant embryos) subjected to any temperature below their normal range (from moderate hypothermia or over-wintering conditions, down to deep cryogenic temperatures).

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About the Society
Annual Meeting

The Society for Cryobiology was founded in 1964 to bring together those from the biological, medical and physical sciences who have a common interest in the effect of low temperatures on biological systems. The purpose of the Society is to promote scientific research in low temperature biology, to improve scientific understanding in this field, and to disseminate and apply this knowledge.

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