Information on COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Based on ongoing guidance updates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and local governments, and to protect the health and safety of our member community, meeting faculty and delegates, the ISCT Board of Directors determined it has become necessary to pursue alternative formats for the ISCT 2020 Annual Meeting; originally scheduled for May 27-30, 2020 in Paris, France. At this time, we recognize the need to focus on combatting the spread of this unprecedented pandemic.

Given the uncertainty of when it might again be safe to bring together our large global community, during this rapidly evolving pandemic, pursuing the potential for a virtual meeting during the dates scheduled for our in-person meeting this year in Paris is the only responsible action we can take at this time for all stakeholders including delegates, speakers, exhibitors/sponsors, investors, and young professionals looking forward to this event. ISCT is reviewing options that will allow us to provide the highest quality education while maintaining the unique peer to peer and B2B (business-to-business) networking opportunities available at ISCT events. We will make further details available as soon as possible.

Our field is at a critical crossroads, with patients access to advanced therapies, clinical implementations, regulatory challenges, logistics and scientific questions demanding the focus and interactions we aim to achieve through the Annual Meeting of our organization.

Finally, as healthcare professionals, we recognize that this unprecedented global crisis places an extraordinary level of responsibility upon you. We express our sincere thanks and appreciation for those on the front lines and encourage strength and resiliency for our members across the globe.

March 11, 2020

In light of recent developments from the French Government and the WHO, ISCT continues to review and evaluate options for the ISCT 2020 Paris Annual Meeting (May 27-30). Many details are still being finalized, so we ask for your patience as we work through the myriad issues involved in this unprecedented major global event.

We will provide ongoing communications as more details unfold. Please continue to reference this page for updates.

March 6, 2020

COVID-19 and the ISCT 2020 Annual Meeting in Paris, France – May 27-30, 2020

ISCT acknowledges public concern regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 and the impact it may have on the upcoming ISCT Annual Meeting in Paris from May 27-30, 2020.

Based on current information as of March 2020, the ISCT 2020 Annual Meeting will be held as scheduled in Paris, France, where there are presently no travel restrictions.

As this situation remains dynamic, we remain vigilant but also focused on delivering a successful conference in May.

ISCT urges everyone to keep up to date on reliable and timely information relating to COVID-19. For those attending ISCT 2020, please be aware of and adhere to any travel recommendations from local and international health agencies.

The following resources are updated regularly with reliable and timely information:

•  Travel advice from WHO
•  Basic protective measures recommended by the WHO

ISCT and the meeting venue (Palais des Congrès de Paris) are closely following the recommendations issued by the WHO, the French health authorities and other expert bodies, including the Pasteur Institute. The Palais des Congrès has taken additional measures for the health and safety of attendees at current and upcoming events.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this webpage accordingly with any new developments.

Keep Calm & Handwash!