Statement by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory related to the January 27 Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvement. [this Executive Order is currently rescinded]

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is a leading international center for research and education. As part of its mission, each year CSHL hosts 25 scientific conferences, 20 Banbury Center meetings and 30 advanced technical science courses, 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.

The January 27 Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements has an immediate impact on citizens of 7 countries who temporally cannot travel to the US, irrespective of where they are currently working.
Until further notice by CSHL, citizens of Iran, Iraq, 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 courses or workshops is not feasible at this time because of the hands-on, intensive nature of these programs. We will continue to update this page as the President’s executive order evolves in its scope and implementation.