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GA conference postponed due to virus

By Geoff Adams

Genetics Australia has been forced to postpone a forum planned as part of its GA2020 conference because of the coronavirus, but a farm tour will continue as planned.

The GA2020 conference forum was due to be held on Wednesday March 18 at Tabcorp Park Melton but a number of key speakers are unable to attend because of travel difficulties caused by the virus.

Genetics Australia CEO Anthony Shelly said the decision to postpone was unfortunate but unavoidable.

“The forum has been postponed until a date to be advised but the Thursday and Friday tour of farms in Gippsland will proceed as planned,” he said.

“We apologise for this inconvenience but I’m sure people will appreciate that it’s beyond our control.”

Event organisers are adjusting the tour to add further value to delegates including a presentation by Vetoquinol’s Sophia Edwards regarding fixed time AI. Anyone is welcome to attend the tour free of charge but people to register for catering purposes via the Genetics Australia website: genaust.com.au

The conference aimed to examine future directions in genetics with a horizon of 2030.

People who registered for the Wednesday forum will be refunded.