CANCELLED IPFA/PEI 27th International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens

Amsterdam, 18 March 2020

On behalf of the International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA) and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) we regret to inform you that due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have had to take the decision to cancel this year’s IPFA/PEI Workshop.

Having carefully observed the situation over the past period and having been in contact with various parties discussing the possibilities of continuing the event or cancelling, we found that travel restrictions are in place for many people involved and we have reason to believe that these and other restrictions are likely to increase in the foreseeable future making it impossible to hold the meeting as we had hoped and planned for.

The Workshop was scheduled to be held on Wednesday 13 – Thursday 14 May 2020 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Porto, Portugal. It has been decided that in 2020 no IPFA/PEI Workshop will take place.

2021 – IPFA/PEI 27th International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens

The 27th meeting is expected to be held in April 2021, in Porto, Portugal. As soon as the dates for the 2021 meeting have been identified, we will update our website. Should you have any questions following this message, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With kind regards,

Dr Paul Strengers Executive Director IPFA
Dr Michael Chudy Head Molecular Virology PEI