SARS Suspends ISPA’s Asia-Pacific Conference

Peter Sng, ISPA Asia-Pacific President, has advised this week that the 2003 ISPA Asia-Pacific Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, has been postponed. Originally scheduled for April 24-26, the conference will now be held in August 2003. ISPA will advise members of specific dates as soon as they are set.

The Conference and Exhibition Organising Committee decided it was in the best interest of the members to postpone the conference based on a travel advisory issued by the World Health Organisation. The WHO travel advisory, which includes Taiwan, was issued because of the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Mr. Sng will subsequently released a statement to address many of the questions related to recent changes within the ISPA chapter structure, as well as the conference postponement.

The Conference Committee remains confident and is looking forward to a great event later this year. It is reported that 90 percent of the exhibitors and sponsors agree with the postponement and have pledged to support the event in August.

Concerns regarding the conference should be directed to the event planners at; [email protected]