The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread rapidly around the world. This unprecedented public health emergency has forced people into a prolonged social isolation, with profound impact on their physical, mental and economic health. Governments, institutions and companies are restricting travel and all kind of events have been canceled worldwide.

Considering all these problems, the officers of The Growth Hormone Research Society (GRS) and the Local Organizing Committee with a great sorrow they have decided to cancel the 10th International Congress of the GRS and IGF Societies, which was scheduled to be held this year in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, between 13-16 November.

Although this is of great disappointment, it is strongly felt that this decision was taken in the best all round interests of our community, since speakers, sponsors and participants would face many difficulties to organize their travels, attend the congress and enjoy the meeting.

We appreciate your comprehension and we do apologize for any inconvenience that we may have caused.

We are sure that this worrying and delicate moment will be controlled, and we will be able to provide you a high-level meeting that you deserve.

With best regards,

Margaret C S Boguszewski
Local Organizing Committee, Co-Chair

César Luiz Boguszewski
Local Organizing Committee, Co-Chair