The 11th International Conference of the International Biometric Society’s Eastern Mediterranean Region — and the first to be held online. A major theme will be work on the Covid-19 pandemic, spanning countries in our region (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Turkey, United Arab Emirates) and beyond (Belgium, India, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, United States). There will also be talks on a variety of other topics, including machine learning in healthcare, brain imaging, statistical genetics, precision medicine, species dynamics, survival analysis, causal inference and more.