Coronavirus and ISVHLD sometimes are tied together by fate. In 2003, the Sydney ISVHLD coincided with SARS coronavirus. SARS outbreak began in Feb/Mar, and Sydney meeting was in mid-June. Despite of this, the Sydney meeting proceeded as plan. Sixteen years later, Taipei ISVHLD symposium meets COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) again. However, COVID-19 outbreak started from Jan, earlier than SARS; and we are better prepared than 16 years ago.
Therefore, we still commit to the ISVHLD GHS 2020, and we hereby announce that our conference schedule, which is going to be held from June 18 to 21, 2020, remains unchanged. It is our sincere hope that the situation of the outbreak could be mitigated soon, and that the holding of ISVHLD GHS 2020 should process smoothly. We thank you for your support of ISVHLD GHS 2020.
We will continue to keep keen observation on the updates of the epidemic, and will update our announcement if further changes of the conference schedule are made. For the latest information about COVID-19 in Taiwan, please visit Taiwan Centers for Disease Control.