ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL ENDO 2020 PARTICIPANTS, FACULTY & CORPORATE PARTNERS
ENDO 2020 to take place March 7 – 10, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro
February 26, 2020, 5pm (CET)
WEO, SOBED and SIED are aware of the increasing concern regarding the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for ENDO 2020. With this announcement we would like to inform you about the present status concerning our congress.
The final planning is ongoing, and we are very much looking forward to holding ENDO 2020 in Rio de Janeiro.
Whereas in Asia and more recently in Europe, there have been more cases of the Coronavirus reported, at this moment there has been only one case reported in the whole of Latin America. The carnival in Rio de Janeiro has just taken place and we have been assured by our channels in Brazil that there is no imminent cause for concern.
Any cancellations that have been received are due to measures in the home countries of the persons concerned and not because of any restrictions from Brazil. Understandably, persons entering Brazil from those countries in which the virus has been identified showing coronavirus symptoms, such as fever or coughing, may be subject to medical tests upon arrival.
We are following the protocols stablished by the Brazilian Foreign Affairs Health Surveillance Agency (http://portal.anvisa.gov.br/coronavirus/faq) and by the ministry of health - https://www.saude.gov.br/saude-de-a-z/coronavirus
We are naturally monitoring the situation very closely and, should there be unexpected developments, an updated announcement will be made immediately.
We would be grateful if you could share this announcement with your colleagues.
We look forward to holding a successful congress in Rio de Janeiro
With best regards,
ENDO 2020 President
Jairo Silva Alves
ENDO 2020 Vice-President
Asadur Jorge Tchekmedyian
24th Pan American Congress of Digestive Endoscopy President