8th International Clumped Isotopes Workshop

06 Jan 2020

Dear all,

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The 8th International Clumped Isotopes Workshop is planned for 13-16 of September 2020, and will be held in the campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

Details and webpage will come later, but the intention is for 2.5 days of presentations and 1 day of a field trip.

The organizing committee is:

Hagit Affek, Uri Ryb, Itay Halevy, Shikma Zaarur, Yoni Goldsmith.

Hope to see you all,

Hagit.

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Dear all, The website of the

Dear all,

The website of the 8th International Clumped Isotopes Workshop is now onlie (although some parts are still under construction). https://iciw2020.org/

Please note that we moved the date by one day: the meeting will be held on 14-17 of September 2020, as transportation will be easier if you arrive on Sunday rather than on Saturday. I hope that works for everybody.

See you all,

Hagit.

 

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  Dear all, Abstract

 

Dear all,

Abstract submission is open through the ICIW2020 webpage (https://iciw2020.org/). Abstract deadline is June 15, 2020.

Please note:

Due to the Corona pandemic, it is currently forbidden to hold international conferences in Israel. We continue working under the assumption that the restrictions will be lifted before September. However, we advise that whoever plans to purchase a flight ticket soon to make sure you have the option to make changes (in case we'll have to reschedule). We'll keep you updated as more information is available. 

 

stay healthy,

Hagit.

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  Dear all, Abstract

 

Dear all,

Abstract submission is open through the ICIW2020 webpage (https://iciw2020.org/). Abstract deadline is June 15, 2020.

Please note:

Due to the Corona pandemic, it is currently forbidden to hold international conferences in Israel. We continue working under the assumption that the restrictions will be lifted before September. However, we advise that whoever plans to purchase a flight ticket soon to make sure you have the option to make changes (in case we'll have to reschedule). We'll keep you updated as more information is available. 

 

stay healthy,

Hagit.

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Dear colleagues, Due to the
Dear colleagues,
Due to the uncertainty associated with the Corona pandemic, we decided to postpone the International Clumped Isotope Workshop 2020, as it doesn't look like international travel will be back to normal by September.
We hope to be able to hold the meeting in spring 2021, and tentatively postpone it to May 2021. However, this may be further postponed if necessary, depending on how we all return to normal life.
We hope all of you are well and healthy and look forward to seeing you in Israel in a year.
Hagit and Uri.
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Dear all, COVID interferes

Dear all,

COVID interferes again with our plans for the International Clumped Isotope Workshop:

Israel is going into a second lockdown, which means that our ability to hold a conference in Spring 2021 is at risk.

We therefore decided to postpone the ICIW meeting again, to Fall 2021 (likely October or November, we'll know more in a couple of months).

Best wishes and greetings for a better (Jewish) new year, Shana Tova,

Hagit and Uri.

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Dear friends,  Appologies for
Dear friends, 
Appologies for cross posting.
We hope that this email finds you well. 

With a large portion of the population being vaccinated, the situation in Israel has improved significantly and we are confident that we will be able to hold the next ICIW in Jerusalem in the near future. However, we would like to have as many of you traveling safely and attending the workshop. So, considering that vaccination is somewhat slower in many countries, we decided to postpone it to the end of March of 2022 (instead of October 2021).

Looking forward to see you in Jerusalem,
Best,
Uri and Hagit

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  Dear friends and

 

Dear friends and colleagues,
Life in Israel is getting gradually back to normal, with Covid becoming a concern mostly of those who chose not to take the vaccine. It is likely that soon the vaccine will be approved for young children too, and the country opens up for tourists (with the requirements listed below). As such, barring a new variant that defies the vaccine, we start carefully thinking that it would be possible to finally meet each other in the International Clumped Isotope Workshop.
As we told you earlier, we have an auditorium reserved for the end of March (March 28-31, 2022). But we would like to hear from you what is the situation in your countries, and whether you foresee being able to travel by then, as the current entry requirements may be problematic for some of you.
The current requirements to enter Israel include being fully vaccinated by an accepted vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, SinoPharm, the Serum Institute of India). For most vaccines this means having received 2 doses at least 2 weeks before entering the country but not more than 6 month, or having received a booster dose (details below).
We Imagine that by the end of March most of you would be at least 6 months after the second dose, but we do not know if a booster dose is available for you. Please, check your options and let us know. If many people still cannot come, we would have to think of another plan. Of course if a new variant shows up, we may need to wait again.

Below are the formal guidelines for tourists coming into Israel. These requirements are updated every 6-8 weeks so we hope that if they are too strict to allow tourism they will change somewhat (hopefully the requirement for a booster-dose will be replaced by a requirement for a positive antibody test), but likely not by much.

 

Best wishes and good health,
Uri and Hagit.

 

Foreign Nationals (https://corona.health.gov.il/en/directives/air-travel-covid19-green/?tab=by-air)

Entry of foreign nationals vaccinated or recovered abroad

Foreign nationals who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered will be able to enter Israel through Ben Gurion Airport under the following conditions:

  1. If they had not been to a red country for the 14 days before entering Israel.
  2. If they have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or if their recovery is in accordance with the procedure required in Israel, as detailed below.

The recognized vaccines in Israel are Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, SinoPharm, the Serum Institute of India.

The Sputnik V vaccine is also recognized in Israel, but there are additional requirements detailed below.

Those who do not meet these conditions will be denied entry to Israel unless they apply to the Exceptions Committee and receive a special entry permit.

Apply for the Exceptions Committee

Who does Israel recognize as vaccinated or recovered?

1. Those who have been vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, SinoPharm, the Serum Institute of India:

  • Received two doses and at least 14 days have passed from the second dose by the day of entry into Israel (but not more than 180 days before departing Israel).

Or

  • Received a booster dose and at least 14 days have passed by the day of entry into Israel.

 

2. Those vaccinated with Janssen (J&J) vaccine:

  • Received one dose and at least 14 days have passed by the day of entry into Israel (but not more than 180 days before departing Israel).
  • Received a booster dose and at least 14 days have passed by the day of entry into Israel.

 

3. Holders of a digital recovery certificate, which is recognized by Israel, based on a positive result in a NAAT test (molecular test similar to PCR):

  • Those for whom at least 11 days have passed since the positive test by the day of their entry into Israel (but not more than 190 days before departing Israel).
  • Those who received at least one dose of the WHO-approved vaccines in addition to their recovery (there is no significance to the order of events).

List of countries that issue certificates that can be digitally verified by the Ministry of Health

 

4. Those vaccinated by Sputnik V, as of 15.11.2021, who underwent a serological examination in Israel and received a positive result:

  • Received two doses and at least 14 days have passed by the day of entry into Israel (but not more than 180 days before departing Israel).
  • Received a booster dose and at least 14 days have passed by the day of entry into Israel.

Note: Those vaccinated with Sputnik will stay in isolation until a positive serological test result is obtained in addition to other requirements.

 

5. Those who received one dose or more of a vaccine approved by the WHO, and have recovered, and they hold a digital recovery certificate that can be verified with a positive NAAT test result and no more than six months have passed from recovery.

The process of entering Israel

Non-Israelis who want to enter Israel will go through several steps along the way:

  1. A PCR test must be performed up to 72 hours before the flight to Israel.
  2. An entry declaration form for Israel must be filled out:
    • Holders of a verifiable digital certificate - will scan or upload their vaccination or recovery certificate to the incoming passenger form and receive a green pass before boarding the plane.
    • Those who do not have a verifiable digital certificate - will declare the vaccines they received in the entry declaration form to Israel, and will also fill out a declaration regarding the vaccines administered abroad, to which they will attach the relevant documents, and will receive a green pass before boarding.
  3. When boarding the plane, the following documents must be presented:
  • Documentation of a negative PCR result in a test that taken up to 72 hours before the flight to Israel.
  • Confirmation of submission of an entry declaration form.
  • One of the following documents:
    • Vaccination certificate attesting to the performance of vaccinations in accordance with the procedure required in Israel.
    • Digital recovery certificate
    • Exceptional entry permit from the Ministry of the Interior (exceptions outline, groups).
  1. Random examinations of documents and compliance with the conditions will be carried out by the Population and Immigration Authority at Ben Gurion Airport.
  2. A PCR test must be performed after landing at Ben Gurion Airport and travelers must enter isolation until a negative result is obtained, or for 24 hours, whichever is earlier.

Those vaccinated with Sputnik V - a serological test must be performed at Ben Gurion Airport and travelers must enter isolation until a positive result is obtained (subject to a negative result in the PCR test to be performed after landing).

If the result of the serological test is positive, travelers may receive a green pass for a month and stay in short isolation (until receipt of a negative result in the PCR test done upon arrival in Israel or for 24 hours - whichever is earlier).

If the result of the serological test is negative – travelers may stay in Israel but must enter full isolation (i.e. for 14 days with the option of shortening the isolation to 7 days) or decide to return to their country of origin.

How to shorten the isolation period

Foreign nationals who do not meet these conditions will be denied entry to Israel and will be required to return to their country of origin.

Please note: Those who present a forged document, or are found to be infected and refuse to go to an isolation facility, or violate the isolation requirement - will be denied entry to Israel for a period of 5 years.

Violators of isolation, who are not confirmed cases, will be denied entry to Israel for a period of 3 years.

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Dear friends and
Dear friends and colleagues,
After communicating with many of you, it seems like most of you envision having access to a booster vaccine by March (or already having access to it now). We hope that in the coming weeks it will be available also for the rest of you. Considering that if we postpone some of us will need a forth vaccine, we decided to go ahead with resuming the organization of the workshop, aiming for late March 2022. Of course, we will reassess the situation during January, and before formal registration, to make a final decision.
 
So mark your calendars:
Workshop  - March 28-31, 2022.
Abstract submission deadline - January 15th, 2022.
Formal early-registration deadline - February 7th, 2022

 

We will update soon with more details.

 

Hope to see you all in March.
Best,
Hagit and Uri.
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Dear Friends and
Dear Friends and colleagues,
We continue planning the clumped isotope workshop at the end of March, but will re-evaluate the situation and make a final decision in the first week of February. Depending on whether travel restrictions will prevent people from coming then, we will possibly postpone the workshop to the fall.
Abstract submission for the workshop is now open, and we encourage you and members of your groups to submit your abstracts (you will be able to keep or change these abstracts if the workshop is postponed). We also suggest that you book flights and accommodation that are refundable in case we have to postpone.
Best wishes and happy holidays,

Hagit and Uri.

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Dear friends, We share with
Dear friends,
We share with you again our thoughts with respect to the 8th clumped isotope workshop.
Israel seems to be going through the peak of Omicron these days, with the expectation that numbers will start decreasing in a week or two. As we are behind most countries, we imagine that the trend in your countries is that of decreasing numbers. If that is not the case, please let us know so that we can take it into account in making a decision about the possibility of holding a workshop in two months. As it seems now, we can carefully assess that there is a good chance that the end of March will be at the end of this wave and before the next one, making it a good time to meet.
At the moment, there are about 20 abstracts submitted and a few of you that told us they intend to come, but many research groups are not represented. Although we would accept abstracts also after the February 1 deadline, it is important that you tell us now if you plan to come and how many of your group members will you send. The number of people able and planning to attend will be a key factor in deciding whether to hold the meeting or postpone it again.  So please, let us know as soon as you can.
with hopes of good health,

Hagit and Uri.

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Dear friends, Greetings from
Dear friends,
Greetings from snowy Jerusalem.
After hearing from many of you it seems that there is a vast majority in favor of postponing, as the number of COVID cases is still rising in many places, and traveling may be restricted (or is currently prohibited). This uncertainty makes traveling especially difficult for members of the community who are parents to young children. Everybody is very much looking forward to the workshop. We all need this interaction. It has been too long. And we miss you guys too (!).
One of you said that it is better to wait a little longer in order to have a workshop in which we can fully interact in person. That is also our view. Let's just hope for no new variant in the summer. Hopefully, it will be better in September (we try to avoid peak summer as the weather here will be pretty unpleasant). We will check on possible dates in the fall and will let you know soon.
Best,
Hagit and Uri.
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Dear all, Below are updated

Dear all,

Below are updated deadlines for the clumped isotope workshop, in the hope that we will not have to postpone it again. As we did previously, we will reassess the COVID situation as we get closer.

Planned workshop: September 19-22, 2022.

Abstract deadline: July 15, 2022   (we will accept late abstracts, but please let us know if you plan to submit late and how many people are coming from your group).

Early bird registration deadline: August 5, 2022.

Best,

Hagit and Uri.

 

 

 

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Dear friends and
Dear friends and colleagues,
It seems like COVID has finally receded enough that we can meet in person again at the 8th International Clumped Isotopes Workshop.
The workshop will be held on September 19-22, 2022 in Jerusalem, Israel.
For details please see: https://iciw2020.org/
The workshop website is now open for abstract submission; registration will open soon.
If you submitted an abstract before, please either submit a new one or let us know that you want to keep the old one.
Deadlines:
July 15 - Abstract submission deadline
August 5 - Early registration deadline (we will accept late registration if needed, but would appreciate it if you let us know that you plan to come so that we have an approximate headcount).
Hoping to see you there,
Uri  and Hagit.

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Dear friends and

Dear friends and collegues,

This is a friendly reminder to submit your abstracts  for the 8th International Clumped Isotopes Workshop.

The workshop will be held on September 19-22, 2022 in Jerusalem, Israel. For details please see: https://iciw2020.org/

 

Deadlines:
July 15 - Abstract submission deadline

August 5 - Early registration deadline.

We can accept late submissions, but please let us know if this is your plan, so that we know roughly for how many people to prepare. We need to know this early.

Hoping to see you in September,
Uri  and Hagit.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear all, This is a reminder
Dear all,
This is a reminder to submit your abstracts to the 8th International Clumped Isotope Workshop, to be held on September 19-22 in Jerusalem, Israel.
We extend the deadline for abstract submission by another week, till July 22, 2022. If you would like to send an abstract but need a bit more time, please contact us directly soon.
Best,
Hagit Affek and Uri Ryb.

 

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Dear friends and
Dear friends and colleagues,
Sorry for cross posting.
The registration to the International Clumped Isotopes Workshop is still open and a tentative program will be available in the next few days.
If you want to participate and have not yet formally registered please do so as soon as you can (or at least send us an email to tell us you are certainly coming) in order to enable us to make the final preparations.
thanks,
Hagit and Uri.