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Coronavirus | Postponement Announcement

10 April 2020

POSTPONEMENT of the 17th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease – Global Hepatitis Summit (ISVHLD GHS 2020), Taipei, Taiwan to 17 – 20 June 2021

It has been just few months since the outbreak of COVID-19 in January. The International Advisory Committee (IAC) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of ISVHLD GHS 2020 have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely; COVID-19 outbreak has now been declared as pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Precaution measures against the virus have already been launched to keep social distance and to limit travels. Judging current outbreak status, it is believed that the pandemic shall continue to cast a deep impact around the world for months.

In prioritizing the interest and safety of all delegates, speakers, presenters, sponsors, exhibitors, staff and contractors involved in the congress, IAC and LOC have decided to postpone the 17th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease – Global Hepatitis Summit (ISVHLD GHS 2020) which is originally scheduled from June 18 to 21 in 2020.

The symposium ISVHLD GHS 2020 will be postponed to Thursday, June 17 to Sunday, June 20, 2021, with the venue remaining as the same at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), Taipei, Taiwan.

We would like to express our appreciation to all the authors who submitted the abstracts to ISVHLD GHS 2020. In order to assure the right and interest of each author, the Conference Secretariat will work with the Scientific Committee closely to offer you services of re-editing the submitted abstracts, as well as the re-uploading option. When it comes to the participants who have already completed the registration, we will also reserve all your right and interest.

We sincerely hope that all of you can keep your commitments to ISVHLD GHS 2020 in the postponed dates (17 – 20 June 2021). If you have any questions or changes pertaining to your participation, please contact

  • Delegates, Speakers, Authors: ISVHLD GHS 2020/2021 Secretariat at secretariat@ghs2020taipei.com 
  • Sponsors, Exhibitors:ISVHLD GHS 2020/2021 Secretariat at sponsor@ghs2020taipei.com


Once again, thank you very much for your patience and continuous support to ISVHLD GHS 2020/2021. We look forward to welcoming you to Taipei in June 2021. Keep safe and stay healthy.


Best regards,