Update regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic
It is with great disappointment that we must announce the postponement of IHSS 2020 to August 15-20, 2021. We have worked very diligently over the past 2 years on preparing an excellent conference in a spectacular location. Unfortunately, given the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the restrictions on international travel, and concerns regarding the health and welfare of attendees, we felt that there was no choice but to cancel the meeting and reschedule for the summer of 2021. The plan is to retain the current list of presenters and the program that was prepared. Nevertheless, we anticipate that some presenters may be unable or unwilling to attend a rescheduled meeting. We are in the process with contacting the presenters to confirm their participation in the rescheduled conference in August 2021. For those that agree to remain a presenter, we will offer the opportunity to revise or update the abstract. We will undoubtedly reopen abstract submission to fill anticipated gaps in the program.
We thank you for your support of the meeting and of IHSS and we look forward to your participation at the conference in 2021. In the meantime, we hope you remain safe and healthy.
Fernando Rosario-Ortiz and Ray Hozalski
IHSS 2020 Co-organizers