Dear Colleagues,

Given the current concerns regarding COVID-19 and resulting travel bans in several countries and hospitals, the EWGGD Board has taken the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 scientific meeting to October 11-14, 2020.

The venue will be in Leiden at the same conference centre and hotel.

If you have already registered, we will carry your registration forward unless you let us know that you are unable to attend the new dates. This will give you more time to work on abstracts. We will announce the new abstract deadline date in due course but I would anticipate mid-august.

We will also hold a full day virtual EWGGD scientific meeting on Monday, May 25, 2020. I will circulate a programme and link later this week.

Please email me if you would like to join and if you would like to make a brief presentation related to your work on Gaucher disease. We will do our best to make it possible for colleagues on every continent to join for at least some of the time.

Our thoughts are with all of you who are affected by the virus.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is any way that our Gaucher community can support you and your patients during this difficult time.

With Best Wishes

Derralynn Hughes

On behalf of the EWGGD board