IARC 2020 Conference Cancellation
In light of the developments over the past week in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and in an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our attendees and the people they serve (who may be part of at-risk populations), we have made the decision to cancel IARC 2020 and the June 21 2020 aphasia-friendly workshop.
We recognize the commitment of presenters, sponsors, exhibitors, attendees, our Scientific Committee, and the UBC and March of Dimes Canada organizers to the success of the conference and acknowledge the disappointment we all share in not being able to continue with the event as planned. However, the need to cancel became apparent in light of the developments over this past week, including elevated warnings from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the World Health Organization and British Columbia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, growing travel restrictions worldwide, and increasing concerns expressed by attendees.
The administrators from UBC Conferences (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ) will be organizing refunds for those delegates who have already registered for the conference. Please be patient with the administrators regarding your refund, as everything is very hectic at the university during this difficult time. If you have booked accommodation at UBC for the conference, please e-mail email@example.com to cancel your booking.
This moment in our history transcends this event. It is a time for all of us to come together and take care of each other. Thank you for your support of IARC 2020! We send our best wishes to you and your family.
Tami Howe, IARC 2020 Chair; Assistant Professor, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, UBC
Eavan Sinden, IARC 2020 Co-Chair; SLP Instructor, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, UBC
Brent Page, IARC 2020 Co-Chair; Regional Director for After Stroke and Community Engagement & Integration Services Western Canada, March of Dimes Canada
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