Updated February 24, 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its spread, mainly in mainland China, is continuing to raise concerns all over the world. We would like to provide you with an update on the current situation about the XXV IAPRD World Congress in Prague.

We are monitoring the global situation closely. At this point, the XXV IAPRD World Congress is scheduled to take place as planned from June 7 – 10, 2020. Therefore, we continue with the preparations at full speed and look forward to a successful congress.

Our first priority is the protection, safety and well-being of all participants. We have full confidence in the Czech Health Authorities and their measures to prevent the disease. The Czech Medical Officers have raised the risk for the public from low to moderate. This permits the government to plan for all eventualities. The risk to individuals remains low.

At this stage we expect that participants from China might not be able to attend due to travel bans.

Recommendations
In the run-up to the XXV IAPRD World Congress, we have the following recommendations: