ALD/ALE 2020 IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE, AS PLANNED, JUNE 28-JULY 1, 2020 IN GHENT, BELGIUM.
ALD/ALE 2020 is continuing to monitor developments related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and potential impact on global travel to Belgium and the Ghent area. The health and safety of our attendees, vendors, volunteers, and staff is our top priority. Any changes to operating status over the ALD/ALE 2020 dates will be communicated immediately to all registered meeting attendees and posted on the meeting website. A final decision will be made by the end of April. In the meantime, if the evolving situation affects your attendance plans, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will assist you in obtaining a registration refund.
For the most up-to-date information regarding the virus, please refer to the World Health Organization. For additional information, you may also follow the Visit Ghent, Visit Brussels, and U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web pages.
ALD/ALE 2020 will:
- Follow recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the policies of the local government and city officials;
- Identify local emergency care facilities that will be able to promptly care for attendees that may require treatment;
- Work with Ghent officials to establish procedures to handle any COVID-19 related incidents that occur at the meeting; and
- Develop a mechanism and protocol to alert ALD/ALE 2020 onsite staff and meeting attendees in case of an incident.