Mindful that there is currently a great deal of concern about the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), especially in Italy, we would like to reassure our members that we are in constant touch with the Trieste organisers and that we are monitoring the situation very closely. At present, there are no plans to postpone or cancel the Trieste symposium. The organisers are working hard to create a memorable programme and they have been delighted with the enthusiastic response to the call for papers. Acceptance emails were sent out today and we are all very optimistic that the event will proceed as planned. However, should there be any significant updates, we will of course follow recommendations from the relevant national, regional, and municipal health authorities. There will be a further update in the middle of March and we continue to look forward to seeing you all in June.
Geert Lernout, President
Claire Culleton, Vice-President
Sean Latham, Executive Secretary
International James Joyce Foundation