16 April 2020
We are excited to confirm that the World Congress of Epidemiology will now be held 3-6th September 2021.
Clearly we have considered the issues around the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential impacts on the Congress. The WCE has always been a very important opportunity to bring those with an interest in epidemiology from all over the world together, including all countries, stages of career and those who may not normally have such an opportunity.
Never has there been a more important time to celebrate epidemiology, share our work and bring together all of those interested in epidemiology internationally. The Congress was already coming together with a wonderful response to the call for abstracts (over 1100), outstanding speakers and an excellent selection of workshops. We acknowledge all of the support from all of those assisting in organisation, sponsoring, expressing interest, submitting abstracts and otherwise involved.
We hope you will support us in working together to make this Congress successful and inclusive and join us to celebrate epidemiology in wonderful Melbourne September 2021.
16 March 2020
We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation continuously. We acknowledge the possibility that the congress will not go ahead as planned in September, and will make a decision in that regard in the next few weeks. Options include continue as planned, postponement (preferred, if necessary) and cancellation.
In the interim, we are holding off on the opening of registration, but at the same time we are proceeding with the review of submitted abstracts. We thank you for your patience and continued interest. We acknowledge the enormous effort of many people in planning this congress and we value the support of everyone in this difficult time including the IEA and AEA community. We will keep you informed of any schedule changes on the WCE2020 website, and through email communication to all abstract submitters and those who have previously registered their interest.
10 March 2020
In advance of the World Congress of Epidemiology, the committee is closely monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus) situation and is following advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and the World Health Organisation.
Planning for the Congress continues as normal. The Victorian Government and Chief Health Officer are continuing to closely monitor the situation with coronavirus and have plans in place to manage and mitigate the risks.
As the situation evolves WCE will provide regular updates and will communicate openly with all stakeholders on our website.
6 March 2020
WCE 2020 is closely monitoring the evolution of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and is following advice from the Australian Government health authorities and the World Health Organisation.
Planning for the World Congress of Epidemiology continues as normal and we will provide updates as the situation evolves.