After thoughtful deliberations, the Boards of Directors of the International Association for Dental Research and the American Association for Dental Research, with input from the Canadian Association for Dental Research, the IADR Pan European Region, many Institutional and Corporate Members and individual Members, have made the difficult, but necessary decision to cancel the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition scheduled for March 18-21, 2020 in Washington, DC, USA, due to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.
As previously communicated via email, the website and social media, the IADR and AADR leadership has been closely monitoring the U.S. CDC and WHO websites and other sources regarding COVID-19. The IADR/AADR has been also monitoring the global response of containment and mitigation on COVID-19 and its impact on our members, institutions, corporations and other stakeholders. Based on the numerous travel bans and advisories implemented by Governments and Governmental agencies, institutions and corporations, and to protect public health, it is clear that canceling is the right course of action.
The IADR president spoke about the cancellation in an email sent to all members.