The TTS Executive Committee and the Korean Society for Transplantation have continued to monitor COVID-19 and the global effect and continued travel restrictions. As always, our primary concern is for the health and wellbeing of our delegates, exhibitors, staff, and the wider community. We have therefore concluded that a physical meeting in Seoul in September 2020 would not be prudent.
Every two years the TTS Congress brings together thousands of professionals from around the world for an in-person international congress. We strongly believe that an international congress of the transplant community is particularly important in 2020 in view of the unfortunate cancellation of many other international congresses. We are therefore excited at the prospect of bringing you a virtual congress in September 2020 – one that will feature the most advanced scientific and clinical practices, as well as the most up-to-date developments on COVID-19. We will bring this in a forum that will enable delegates around the world to participate during their preferred time zones.
As we work through the details of the TTS 2020 Virtual Congress, we will keep you informed as the new format of the congress develops. We will be sharing the exciting new congress format over the next few weeks.
To our many members who are front line clinicians, we wish to express our gratitude for your tireless efforts in combatting this outbreak.