IASFM18 Postponed - Important update - Coronavirus

Dear IASFM colleagues,

In this time of global pandemic, we stand in solidarity with the many people affected by the virus, especially those who are forcibly displaced. Due to current travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 virus, and uncertainties about when these restrictions will be lifted, the IASFM Executive Committee has taken the difficult decision to postpone the Ghana conference to July 26-29, 2021.

If your paper or panel has been accepted, this acceptance will be carried over to next year. The conference committee will be in touch closer to the time to confirm that you are still able to attend and ask for any updates to your abstract(s) or panel composition.

If you have already registered and paid for the conference, you can get a full refund of the registration fee, or you can choose to roll over your registration to next year. Whichever way you decide, please contact Michele Millard at mmillard@yorku.ca so we can process your request accordingly.

If you have submitted a travel subsidy request, we will be in touch in early 2021 to confirm whether your situation has changed. If not, decisions will be made at that time.

We apologize for any convenience caused by these circumstanced beyond our control. 

Yours sincerely, 

CHRISTINA CLARK-KAZAK, DPHIL

Professeure agrégée / Associate Professor

École d’affaires publiques et internationales / School of Public and International Affairs

https://uniweb.uottawa.ca/#!/members/2796

 

President, International Association for the Study of Forced Migration

Important IASFM18 update - Coronavirus

Dear IASFM members and conference attendees,

As you are aware, the coronavirus and the public policy responses to it are in a constant state of flux. Last week, the Ghana Health Service issued an advisory that individuals travelling from coronavirus-affected areas may be quarantined for up to 14 days. Some universities have banned all international travel, or travel to or via affected areas. Airlines have also cancelled some routes and flights.

Given this uncertainty, while we are continuing to plan for the IASFM conference in Ghana in July, please be aware that we may have to re-schedule the dates. We will make a decision by the end of April at the latest on whether or not we have to postpone the conference. In the meantime, for those who have not yet made travel arrangements, we recommend that you wait for further notice so that you can plan accordingly. We will be extending the registration deadline in light of the current situation and, if we end up postponing the conference, we will of course provide full refunds to those who have already registered and paid.

We are hopeful that we can go ahead with the conference as planned. If not, our University of Ghana hosts have graciously offered to host our meeting on a postponed date.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility during this time of uncertainty.

Best regards,

CHRISTINA CLARK-KAZAK, DPHIL

Professeure agrégée / Associate Professor

École d’affaires publiques et internationales / School of Public and International Affairs

https://uniweb.uottawa.ca/#!/members/2796

President, International Association for the Study of Forced Migration