I trust that you and your families are doing well and staying healthy. I would like to share with you some updates regarding our academy. As it is clear that the health and safety of our members are of the greatest priority, the IADDM Executive Board decided to cancel this year’s annual meeting. At the same time, a decision has been made to reschedule the meeting to September 30- October 1st, 2022. The meeting will be held in the beautiful city of Torino, Italy. Please save the date in your calendars.
As current members will not be able to enjoy the benefits of their membership (meeting fees, etc.), I decided to waive the membership renewal fees for this year. Members who did not pay their membership renewal fee will continue to be IADDM members for 2020. For those who already paid this year’s membership fees, the funds will used as credit towards next year’s membership renewal. In other words, members who paid this year do not need to pay for next year’s membership renewal.
Lastly, it is clear that possible changes in the board under the current circumstances may have a negative impact on the academy. Since we are not holding any meeting this year and also have to deal with several businesses, primarily because of the current crisis, the board has voted to extend its current members for another year. This will allow the academy the flexibility on continuing the work on the academy’s finances, memberships, corporate relations, meeting organization, etc. without causing any disruptions or miss information.
We are experiencing unprecedented times that impacted our daily life. Yet, our core values and support of each other are stronger than ever. Stay strong, stay healthy and enjoy your summer with your beloved ones.
See you soon in Italy!
Prof. Dr. Wael Att