Dear Colleagues,

Following the extraordinary circumstances related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and after thorough evaluation of the emergency situation globally, it’s with great regret that we must postpone APAA 2020. This is not a decision taken lightly. Although Australia has taken enhanced measures for the control of the spread of COVID-19, the Organising Committee are committed to ensuring that the health and safety of all of our speakers, delegates and stakeholders is prioritised above all else.

The Organising Committee believe this to be the best decision in light of the advice from the WHO and the Australian Federal Government and with the current travel bans, economic impacts, company travel bans and need to safeguard our forensic science community at large.

The Meeting will be held at the same venue, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, from Friday 29 October through to Tuesday 2 November 2021. 

For options regarding your flights and accommodation, please contact your booking provider.

To keep up-to-date with the latest information on COVID-19 please visit:
World Health Organisation https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Tourism Australia https://www.australia.com/en/travel-alerts/coronavirus.html
Smart Traveller https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/coronavirus-covid-19
Department of Health https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-nco

For any queries please contact the APAA 2020 Meeting Managers via apaa2020@arinex.com.au.

We look forward to welcoming you to sunny Queensland, Australia in October 2021!

Paul Harrison
Chair of APAA 2020