12 October - 12 November 2020

CORESTA Congress



CORESTA is pleased and proud to announce that its 2020 Congress has moved online!

Open for free to all belonging to CORESTA Member organisations
For Non-Members, please contact the CORESTA Secretariat

12 October - 12 November 2020

Further details on the event and scientific programme will be available mid-July on the CORESTA website.

Congress theme: "Integrated Science: Opportunities and Challenges"

The Covid-19 pandemic and its global repercussions are driving change and innovation and indeed creating "opportunities and challenges".  Activities continue, and thanks to science and modern technology, many conferences this year are being held online.

Following the cancellation of the scheduled CORESTA Congress in Vienna, Austria, the CORESTA Scientific Commission investigated alternative possibilities to replace the highlight of the association's meeting year and honour the research work of scientists.  Together with the Board, the decision has been made to bring the CORESTA Congress into the virtual arena.

CORESTA wishes to thank all the authors of abstracts for their submissions.  Despite the uncertainty of the situation, a large number of abstracts were received for both oral and poster presentations.   Abstract authors responded very positively to the proposed change in event organisation and over 90 have indicated their willingness to maintain their presentations and share their scientific work in an online Congress.

The Scientific Commission has met to determine an alternative programme, which will cover a wide range of topics.

  • Agronomy & Leaf Integrity and Phytopathology & Genetics topics:

Oral:  TSNAs, Low Nicotine, Biotech, Organic / Sustainable Production, Nutrition, Production
Poster:  Pests & Diseases, Production & Nutrition

  • Smoke Science and Product Technology topics:

Oral:  Cigarette Design, Product Use, Nicotine Pouches, Non-Targeted Analysis of Smoke Free Product Aerosols, HTP & E-Vapour Design, Risk Assessment, In Vitro Tox, Smoke & Tobacco Analysis, HTP & Aerosol Analysis, E-Vapour
Poster:  HTP and E-Vapour Analyses, Tobacco and Smokeless Tobacco, Cigarettes and Cigars

  • CORESTA Sub-Group and Task Force Reports will also be presented in special dedicated sessions.

CORESTA is committed to keeping scientific communication active, to promoting cooperation and to providing you with the best possible online Congress experience during these exceptional times.


Cancellation of Physical Congress in Vienna: Communication from Board President published on 8 June 2020