As a means to stay connected in the unprecedented times, ISBNPA presents the #ISBNPAXChange Initiative! Designed to showcase your work, network and discover the cutting-edge research your colleagues are doing in the field.

ISBNPA 2020 Annual Meeting in Auckland POSTPONED 

to June 8-11, 2022

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Dear colleagues,

In light of the rapidly evolving uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the recent WHO declaration of a pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the face-to-face meeting in Auckland to 2022. The majority of the keynotes have already confirmed their presence for 2022! 

We acknowledge the seriousness of this situation, COVID-19 is affecting everyone. Some may have access to fewer resources than others, and we are deeply concerned by these inequalities. We hope communities find the means to distribute essential resources equitably to all communities in all parts of the world.

The ISBNPA Executive Committee and the ISBNPA 2020 Organising Committee have given a lot of thought and consideration into this decision. We ask for your understanding as this decision was made with the safety and security of our participants, partners and operational personnel in mind. Our mission as a society is not in agreement with a “just cancel” position, and this decision represents a significant allocation of ISBNPA’s resources. We want to restart thinking about opportunities in a future where behavioural change science will undoubtedly play an important role. 

All abstracts accepted for the 2020 Annual Meeting will still be published in the ISBNPA 2020 Abstract Book. Anyone who has registered and paid will automatically be refunded in full and will receive details via email in the coming weeks. All presenters for the selected 2020 abstracts are currently being contacted to participate in the ISBNPA XChange Initiative taking place virtually in June 2020. Visit the ISBNPA XChange Initiative website for more information.  

Have you booked accommodation? Please remember to cancel your reservation by contacting the hotel directly. Anticipate delays in communication as many hotels have reduced their workforce and/or ceased operations in response to COVID-19.

Kaua e manukanuka, do not worry, we will have an opportunity to come back to Auckland in 2022!

Stay healthy, safe and well and please do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying home.

See you in Auckland 2022!

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