Virtual Congress FAQ

Virtual Congress FAQ

Read the official announcement and frequently asked questions regarding the MDS Virtual Congress below

Official MDS 2021 update: The 16th International Congress on Myelodysplastic Syndromes will take place as a fully virtual congress.

Toronto is going virtual

Considering we are facing continued uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, and its impact on travel restrictions and physical distancing requirements throughout 2021, the MDS 2021 Organizing Committee and the MDS Foundation Board of Directors have decided to transform this COVID crisis into a new opportunity.

MDS 2021 will take place as a fully online, virtual experience.
The Congress dates remain unchanged: 23 – 26 September 2021.

We are committed to bringing the latest scientific knowledge, research and advancements to the MDS community, and believe that a virtual congress is the safest, and most accessible way to engage and allow anyone, anywhere, to enjoy an enhanced online education experience.

Because one thing is clear: we are focusing our efforts on advancing research and patient care. MDS 2021 will enable us to meet to make that happen.


The virtual platform for the Congress will be available for all registered delegates from 23 September 2021 and will remain online for 3 months after the Congress dates.

All current registrations are valid and will be transformed into virtual tickets. New, reduced virtual rates will become available soon.

More about the virtual format and the virtual platform features will become available in the coming period. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date.


We look forward to seeing you online.

On behalf of the MDS Board of Directors and the organizing committee,

Rena Buckstein and Karen Yee
Congress Chair​​​​s


No. Due to the implications of the global COVID-19 outbreak, we have taken the decision to transform MDS 2021 into a fully virtual congress.

The Congress dates remain the same: 23 – 26 September 2021.

We will contact you directly regarding your participation in the program.

We will contact you directly regarding your participation in the event. If you need to get in touch with us, please contact us through our website contact form by choosing “Industry Liaisons and Sales” from the dropdown menu.

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