Kia ora

This is a message from the Co-presidents of OCIES. It is being sent to everyone on the OCIES APIA 2019 Conference database.

It is with much regret that we advise you of the OCIES Executive Committee decision to cancel the 47th Annual OCIES Conference scheduled for 26-28 November, 2019 in Samoa. This decision is made following urgent advice from the Administration of the National University of Samoa (hosts of the 2019 conference with Dr Tagataese Tupu Tuia as the conference convener) to this effect.

This regretful cancellation is made in the light of the closure of the National University of Samoa campus (the planned conference venue) and the Government of Samoa-declared state of national emergency following the measles outbreak.

The Executive Committee is looking into the administrative implications to conference registrants (re. fees refunds) as a consequence of this cancellation.

Kind regards

Our thoughts are with those suffering in Samoa

Martyn Reynolds