June 10 (Wed), 2020: IADPSG 2020 will be held as on-demand virtual format.
Dear IADPSG member and colleagues:
We are writing to inform you that with regret, the Board and local committee member of the IADPSG and the Board of the Japanese Society of Diabetes and Pregnancy have made the unanimous decision to hold IADPSG 2020 meeting in Kyoto as an on-demand virtual format with partial live interactive sessions.
It has not been easy to make this decision. However, it is clear that many countries in the world are still struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, in addition to problems of travel, it remains unclear if social distancing will still be recommended in November 2020 which would be incompatible with our usual style of face to face meeting.
This will lead to cancellations for poster presenters.
Finally, as you know the IADPSG has been held a face to face international meeting on a 4 yearly basis. The IADPSG council are actively exploring the possibility of hosting a face to face meeting in 2022 and will keep all affiliated groups and societies updated.
Yuji Hiramatsu, Congress President IADPSG 2020, Chair JSDP
Fidelma Dunne, Chair IADPSG
Takashi Sugiyama, Vice Congress President IADPSG 2020
Robert Lindsay, Honorary Secretary IADPSG