ISBNPA 2020 Annual Meeting CANCELLED

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Dear colleagues,

In light of the rapidly evolving uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the recent WHO declaration of a pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the face-to-face meeting in Auckland 2020.

We acknowledge the seriousness of this situation, COVID-19 is affecting everyone. Some may have access to fewer resources than others, and we are deeply concerned by these inequalities. We hope communities find the means to distribute essential resources equitably to all communities in all parts of the world.

The ISBNPA Executive Committee and the #ISBNPA2020 Organising Committee have given a lot of thought and consideration into this decision. We ask for your understanding as this decision was made with the safety and security of our participants, partners and operational personnel in mind. Our mission as a society is not in agreement with a “just cancel” position, and this decision represents a significant allocation of ISBNPA’s resources. We want to restart thinking about opportunities in a future where behavioural change science will undoubtedly play an important role. 

All abstracts accepted for the 2020 Annual Meeting will be published in the ISBNPA 2020 Abstract Book. Anyone who has registered and paid will automatically be refunded in full and will receive details via email in the coming weeks. Don’t forget to cancel any Auckland accommodations or reservations you may have made.  

Kaua e manukanuka, do not worry, we will have an opportunity to come back to Auckland in June 2022!

Stay healthy, safe and well and please do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying home.

See you in Auckland 2022!

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About Auckland

Situated in the North of New Zealand between two harbours, Auckland is a pristine location in the southern Pacific Ocean. The weather is often sunny and warm, which is perfect for a hike, catching a game of rugby, or taking in the sights of New Zealand’s largest city.

Known for the stunning beauty and natural landscapes that surround it, the picturesque city is perfect for explorers looking to escape their typical Monday to Friday and enjoy the world as Mother Nature intended. Adventurous visitors to New Zealand can climb to the peaks of mountains and to the tops of volcanoes for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For others, a relaxing visit to one of the beaches and seaside towns on the coast of New Zealand would complete any trip. Auckland is also the centre of a thriving arts and culture scene, as well as a hub for a diverse selection of world-renowned cuisine, fine wines, and nightlife. There’s something for everyone in Auckland!


We promise to bring you a stimulating scientific programme, which will include an outstanding line-up of keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations, and pre-conference workshops.

In addition, we will provide excellent opportunities for participating in physical activity, and networking social events that will also help you discover what Auckland has to offer.

ISBNPA has hosted a long history of conferences. To have a look at the previous meetings that have been held, click the link below.

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