The WEAI Executive Board has considered all the information available regarding the coronavirus situation and in consultation with our hosts at Fudan University have made the very difficult decision to cancel the upcoming conference in Shanghai. This is not a decision that we take lightly but our concern for the health and well-being of our conference participants is of paramount importance to us. The evidence suggests that the situation has not yet peaked and moving forward in hopes that things would change for the better wasn't realistic.
Refunds are being issued now on conference fees paid to WEAI, and a formal, signed letter of cancellation will be issued next week to program participants and conference registrants.
We are sorry for all the inconvenience this will cause. To support the career objectives of the program participants, we will publish the program here on the conference website indicating acceptance and planned participation on the program.