At this moment the ESPBC congress will proceed as planned. At present the WHO, ECDC and the RIVM do not consider the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a public health emergency in the Netherlands that require extraordinary public health measures.
ESPBC 2020 in Haarlem will proceed for there is no negative travel advice to visit the Netherlands. We will make a definitive decision in April 2020.
The venue and the organization have taken precautions to reduce the general risk of transmission of acute respiratory infections and hand sanitizer will be made available for delegates.
The local organizing committee is closely monitoring the situation and is in contact with the health authorities in The Netherlands.