April 28, 2020 - 12:00 am
The SIOP Board of Directors continues to monitor the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and its health and economic impact globally. The Board is aware of the decisions of other organisations to either postpone, cancel or plan for a virtual meeting but has not yet made a final decision on the meeting format (in-person, virtual or blended) for the 2020 Congress. Currently, SIOP is continuing full preparations for the Ottawa meeting; however, the Board is now exploring in parallel the possibility that a portion of the meeting may need to be virtual. Considering the best available information and projections, the Board will make a final decision as soon as possible in order to allow members to plan accordingly. Should the meeting be postponed or cancelled, registration fees will be refunded. Should the meeting format change, adjustments will be made to the registration fee schedule. As SIOP’s mission continues to focus on the global advancement of children with cancer and their families, our interest in the health and well-being of our members, many of whom are front-line providers, cannot be overstated.