Dear Colleagues and FAOPS/PREBIC AA Attendees
It is with a heavy heart that I share this news about the FAOPS 2020 and the PREBIC AA 2020 meetings. FAOPS and PREBIC AA meetings are known for the rich interactions between members, excellent plenary speakers, exchange of ideas, mentorship, and rigorous scientific presentations of attendees.
Because of the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) our society faces a situation unprecedented in the history of the JSPNM. As a result of travel difficulties that will be issued between countries, many speakers and attendees will not be able to participate in the meeting. This will lead to cancellations for plenary talks, satellite speakers, oral presenters, and poster presenters. In short, these many cancellations may greatly compromise the scientific content and quality of the meeting.
After much thought and careful consideration, the JSPNM Leadership has decided to cancel the upcoming FAOPS 2020 and PREBIC AA 2020 meeting in Tokyo, Japan. Based on the situation at hand, there is no alternative.
Please realize that refunds could take up to several weeks to completely process. We will notify you once we have a clear timeline.
The JSPNM leadership is exploring creative options for virtual presentations for the science you worked so hard to prepare.
Reading this, the hearts of many will fall to the ground. Nevertheless, our Society remains resilient and we look forward to meeting in the future and working together to advance the science of reproduction! Thank you again for your commitment and support of the SRI.