Letter from the Conference President

Dear colleagues and friends,


IMMC11 – The 11th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference

is quickly approaching.

The conference will be in Belgrade, Serbia, in Crowne Plaza Hotel, in three weeks, from 27. to 30. September 2022.

Preparations for the Conference are well underway and according to plan.

Organizing and Scientific Committee were able to put together a very strong core scientific program, with more than 85 keynote, plenary and invited lectures covering all main themes and contemporary challenges in the domain. In addition, more than 150 submissions for parallel oral and e-poster sessions have been recieved from all over the world. Until now, more than 190 colleagues registered for the Conference.

However, it should be emphasized that the IMMC11 is being organized in the times of multiple and prolonged global crisis. From the beginning 2020, continuous global health treats, political and even military crisis and the overall economic instability are largely affecting life of people and societies across the globe, including the possibility to travel without restrictions.

Clearly, our mission, ISMM tself and the IMMC11 could have not remain unaffected. Despite high quality event, program and lecturers, as well as well-planned and executed nine months long informational, promotion and marketing campaigns to all target groups, totalling more than 4.000 colleagues, already as of December 2021, response is far from satisfactory and considerably below ISMM standards for previous global ISMM Conference events, held both in China, as well as in Europe and Americas.

Visionary initiative of our founders from the end of XX century should stand the test of time. Our mission in developing the science, knowledge transfer and collaboration of all different actors in domain of Medicinal Mushrooms should continue and tend to develop further even in times of hardship.

Over the past few months, in intense communication with all of you, COC and Conference Secretariat revealed numerous challenges influencing your intent and decision to join the Conference. With full understanding of your situation, and with the aim to enable all interested colleagues to be part of this world class event, COC would like to cordially invite you to join the IMMC11 in Belgrade.

To that end, IMMC11 special offers are available to facilitate your presence on the IMMC11.

1. IMMC11 COC has extended the Early bird registration fee deadline for you until 22 September 2022. Use the advantages by registering until then. ONLINE Card payment is open for all interested colleagues on IMMC11 Website https://www.immc11.com/registration/online-registration/

2. For those of you who, for different reasons, including travel restrictions, are not in situation to join the IMMC11 in Belgrade face-to-face ONSITE event, COC is delighted to offer special possibility to register and join the Conference ONLINE. Use the favourable terms, and benefit from the Conference offer to hear top lecture and exchange with colleagues. ONLINE Card payment for IMMC11 ONLINE is open for all interested colleagues until the registration deadline on 22 September 2022 on IMMC11 Website


3. Please be reminded of the possibility to use the advantages of booking accommodation in CROWNE PLAZA Hotel on preferential terms for IMMC participants is open until 22 September. The number of available rooms under these terms is limited, so please book on your earliest convenience. To book a room at the Conference Hotel CROWNE PLAZA BELGRADE at the DISCOUNTED IMMC11 Conference RATE click HERE. More about Venue you can find HERE.

We are at your disposal for all further details of interest.

We are looking forward to your positive reply and to seeing you soon on the IMMC11 Conference at the end of September, the most beautiful month in Belgrade, or ONLINE, to share knowledge and nurture collaborative spirit and friendship.

Welcome !

Prof. Dr. Miomir Niksic

IMMC11 Organizing Committee, President
Institute of Food Technology and Biochemistry
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade