Statement by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory related to recent travel-related Executive Orders:

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is a leading international center for research and education. As part of its mission, CSHL hosts 25 scientific conferences, 20 Banbury Center meetings, and 30 advanced research courses each year, with organizers, instructors, and participants from all over the world.

The CSHL Meetings & Courses Program is committed to maintaining an open, welcome, and safe environment for all of our colleagues regardless of country of origin.

Recent Executive Orders (now rescinded) had an immediate impact on travel to the U.S. by citizens of six countries, irrespective of the country they work in. To facilitate open scientific exchange, scientists who are citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, including those who hold dual citizenship, will be able to register, submit abstracts, and participate remotely in our scientific conferences.

Proof of affected status should be submitted via email to at the time of registration and abstract submission. Abstracts selected for oral presentation may be delivered virtually and posters may be presented in absentia. All talks presented at a meeting will be available via live-stream and video archive to registered individuals affected by the travel ban.
Unfortunately, remote participation in CSHL courses or workshops is not feasible at this time because of the hands-on, intensive nature of these programs.

January 27 2017 Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvement is currently rescinded by the U.S. government.
March 6 2017 Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States is currently rescinded by the U.S. government.