Update on EURAM 2020 Conference and COVID-2019 Sanitary Situation
Dear EURAM colleague,
Given the current COVID-2019 crisis, the EURAM Executive Committee made the decision to postpone the EURAM 2020 Dublin conference. The conference has been rescheduled to 4-6 December at Trinity College Dublin. Accordingly, the early bird registration deadline has been postponed until 15 September. As for the Doctoral Colloquium, it will be held 7-8 December.
The paper review process has been taking place normally, with decision notifications and reviews being sent as planned on 19 March 2020. The conference programme will be prepared accordingly.
The EURAM Executive Committee is carefully monitoring the situation regarding COVID-2019. Calm is of the essence. We value above all the health of future conveners at the conference and the protection of populations at large. We intend to follow the recommendations made by health ministries and governments across Europe and by WHO.
We will keep you informed by email and post the latest information on this matter on the EURAM website and social media.
For the time being, depending on where you are, stay home as much as possible, and limit your direct social interactions involving physical presence.
This is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones, and the population by breaking off the chains of transmission of the virus, thus limiting the number of people affected at the same time, the number of those to be treated in hospitals or even more so in intensive care units – the key bottle neck as we could see from China and Italy so far (our best wishes to our colleagues and the people of those countries badly affected, including China and Italy).
Our thoughts go to those who suffered from the disease, to their families and friends, and to the doctors and medical staff who are fighting day after day at the forefront of the pandemic.
No doubt there will be managerial lessons to be drawn from this crisis.
I do hope we can cheer up in Dublin December – celebrating both the victory over the pandemic as well as EURAM’s 20th anniversary.
Best wishes to all,
Thomas Durand, Le Cnam, EURAM President