Pittcon组委会发出“Pittcon 2020与冠状病毒爆发”的通知，通知中说：Pittcon 2020将按计划举行，但遵守联邦旅行限制政策
目前，所有的迹象表明，已经采取了适当的控制措施，以尽量减少此次疫情对美国和Pittcon 2020年的影响。与此有关的更新和相关通信将放在我们的网站pittcon.org 上。
Link | United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 美国疾病控制和预防中心
Link | Illinois Department of Public Health 伊利诺伊州公共卫生部
Link | European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention 欧洲疾病控制和预防中心
A Statement on Pittcon 2020 and the Outbreak of Coronavirus
Pittcon 2020 to Commence as Planned, Observing Federal Travel Restriction Policies
PITTSBURGH, PA – February 2020 – Our thoughts and concerns go out to those affected by the outbreak of illness caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. With this in mind, we strongly believe the scientific community that comprises Pittcon will benefit, now more than ever, from our plans to continue forward with Pittcon 2020, scheduled February 29 through March 5 in Chicago, IL.
This outbreak has affected travel on a global scale due to restrictions from China to the United States and other countries. Currently, Pittcon exhibitors and attendees originating from China are restricted from leaving their country and entering the United States, as dictated by the governments of both nations.
It is our policy that rulings on restricted travel in response to this outbreak, as dictated by any governing body and the federal government of the United States, will directly influence the planning and operation of Pittcon 2020. To this end, the Pittcon Organizing Committee is continually monitoring this situation and will make appropriate adjustments as necessary.
Presently, all indicators suggest that adequate controls are in place to minimize the impact of this outbreak in the United States and on Pittcon 2020. Updates and relevant communications pertaining to this matter will be placed on our website at pittcon.org.
For more information, please reference the following:
Pittcon is the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels – kindergarten through doctorate and beyond. Pittcon donates approximately one million dollars annually in support of various science outreach and education activities, including equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries, and museums.