In the context of the present epidemic caused by the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the recent events in Portugal, considering:
· The recommendations of the General Directorate of Health;
· The interactions between the University of Minho and the health and civil protection authorities, in particular in what concerns the appropriate measures that the University of Minho should follow to prevent and control the COVID-19;
· The Rector of the University of Minho official communications RT-23/2020 (of the 6th, 7th and 8th of March) and the Rector of the University of Minho official communication RT-24/2020;
· The recommendations of the Commission for the Preparation and Management of the Internal Contingency plan COVID-19;
The Organizing Committee of the International Conference in Optometry and Vision Sciences 2020, prioritizing the public service, decided to POSTPONE the conference scheduled for the 18th and the 19th of April in the Altice Forum Braga.
The Organizing Committee is strongly committed to rearrange the conference for a future date that will be publicly announced in due time. It is the Organizing Committee expectation that the Scientific program and overall general conditions will be maintained, if the external conditions enable it.
These additional measures correspond to the University's effort to contribute, within the scope of its social responsibility, towards solving the public health problem that affects the country.
The Organizing Committee truly expect your best understanding for the matter and we do hope to have you on board on future events.
Please stay tuned for further information, as for the moment the registrations as suspended.
Those already registered and already payed have their registration granted for the next CIOCV2020 edition.
The CIOCV2020 Organizing Committee
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