30 November 2017:   details of session organization and first circular
21 March 2018:   second circular
2 April:   abstract submission opened
17 May:   deadline for abstract submission
16 June:   letter of acceptance with oral or poster selection
10 July:   deadline for reduced early registration fee
15 July:   deadline for nomination of YS awards
25 July:   final programme published online
24 August:   deadline for late poster submission
16-21 September:   in situ registration
17 September:   opening
18-21 September:   MedCLIVAR 2018 conference
21 September:   roundtable and best poster awards