As everyone is aware, we are in an unprecedented time. Our daily lives are being changed and challenged by the requirements of the national and international community to manage the impact of the COVID-19 virus.
Materials Australia has been following this rapidly changing landscape over the past week and, following discussion with our Executive team, it has been decided to postpone all state and national activities (including visits, meetings and seminars) until we receive guidance from the Federal Government and the Chief Medical Officer that Australia can return to business as usual.
In the meantime, we will continue to work to bring you NANO2020 (under review), MAMAS2020 (at a postponed date), and CAMS2020. The organizing committees of each conference are working via Zoom and Webex platforms to meet and plan for Materials Australia's future.
Our state branches will explore means of providing you membership experiences via electronic media and non-contact means over this period; Materials Australia will ensure that we are still working to keep you informed and up-to-date.
Please watch your e-mail, our website and social media platforms for announcements about our online technical program, and the progress of our planned conferences.
We wish all our members and supporters the best of health for you and your loved ones at this difficult time.
On behalf of Materials Australia
Paul Plater CMatP