Dear Friends, Participants and Members,
We hope you and your families are safe and managing the global situation as best as you can.
The changing situation with respect to Coronavirus (COVID-19) coupled with its anticipated resurgence in late 2020 has led the ISSDP board to decide to cancel the 2020 ISSDP annual meeting altogether and instead to push back the currently planned meeting to next year. Our host organization, CIDE in Mexico, has agreed to host the meeting for us next year, June 2-4 2021. We have pushed the meeting back into early June in hopes that doing so will reduce the risk of us being impacted again next year. We will be taking down the official host webpage for 2020 in light of this change, but please look for the launch of the new 2021 webpage shortly. The host committee will be connecting with our currently accepted speakers and presenters to ascertain willingness to continue participation in the program next year and adjustments will be made.
We appreciate everyone’s patience with us, and advice, as we worked through the various scenarios and assessed the impacts of the various options. Our hope is that by notifying you all of this change now, it may be possible to change travel arrangements without substantial losses.
Please stay safe and we hope to see many of you in Mexico in June 2021!
Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, President ISSDP
Caitlin Hughes, Vice-President ISSDP