The Organizing Committee of the XVI Brazilian Congress of Ecotoxicology (ECOTOX 2021) has been closely monitoring the situation in Brazil and the World to assess the possibility of a face to face meeting this year. Unfortunately, we are only a few months away from ECOTOX 2021, and without optimistic forecasts regarding the end of the pandemic. Thus, we will not have Ecotox Gramado, at least not in this time. But we will have the ECOTOX 2021, an event 100% in virtual format. We are working hard to make all the necessary changes and adaptations and deliver the best possible event. We hope to count on everyone’s understanding and participation.