Dear OCIES members,

The OCIES Executive Committee and OCIES 47th Conference Convening Team thank you for your support in maintaining your registration for the OCIES Conference in Apia, postponed from last year because of the measles outbreak.

We are pleased to confirm that the conference will now take place at the National University of Samoa, Apia between June 29 – July 2, 2020.

Accepted abstracts of reconfirmed participants will be programmed in the 2020 conference. Abstracts do not need resubmission. However, minor necessary changes relating to co-presenters etc. can be requested by e-mailing the conference convener at:

Call for new abstracts

If you wish to submit new abstracts for the conference, please go to:

Please circulate this information in your circles and direct them to the OCIES website for information and the Eventbrite site link for registration:

Reconfirmation of attendance

We anticipate that all participants still registered will attend. However, please reconfirm 2020 conference participation by 31 March 2020 via 

Registered participants unable to attend should contact  by 20 March 2020 for a refund less administration charges. After this date, no postponement related refunds will be possible. 

Registration fees

For new registrants, the 2020 conference fees are at 2019 fee levels. Fees are due on registration via the OCIES website. Samoa-based NUS participants can register and pay fees via the conference convener at NUS.

We wish you well in organising flights and accommodation and look forward to seeing you in Apia.

OCIES Executive Committee and Conference Convening Team