HBES 2020 cancelled

Dear HBES Community:

Following discussion with the HBES Executive Council, HBES 2020 in Detroit is cancelled. This is due to the current global spread of COVID-19 and uncertainty regarding public health and travel in the foreseeable months.

All HBES 2020 conference registration fees will be refunded via PayPal.

Abstract submissions have not been reviewed and will not be carried forward to the 2021 conference.

This decision was difficult to make but we and the HBES Executive Council felt it is the responsible course of action. We apologize for any inconvenience and are deeply disappointed that there will be no HBES conference this year. HBES 2021 will be in Palm Springs, California.

Please contact us at hbes2020@gmail.com with any questions.


Todd Shackelford and Viviana Weekes-Shackelford

Abstract Submission closed

Abstract submission is closed.

Thank you very much for submitting your contributions to HBES 2020!

We will be in touch as soon as the decision upon acceptance is available.


HBES 2020 conference organizers are closely monitoring the situation regarding novel coronavirus. At this time, we expect to host the conference as scheduled.

Conference Registration

Conference Registration has gone live!

Early registration ends April 25. Regular registration ends May 15.

Abstract Submission