As an international organization actively working in the scientific community, International Association of Advanced Materials is quite concerned in this time of COVID-19 outbreak. The organization has prioritized all its operations in order to make valuable contributions to the materials science community in this time of need.
The organization is quite active in this fight against this deadly disease. IAAM has already organized a multi-lateral consortium to develop medical technology to control the spreading of COVID-19 with the help of interdisciplinary experts from multiple countries. IAAM believes that the adaptation of advanced technologies and their logical integration according to contemporary healthcare measures could be a smart strategy for epidemic management activities. This intensive meeting was organized using a virtual platform to connect different scientists from the world and while keeping in mind the principle of social distancing.
In this critical time when the entire world is suffering a break in the supply chain of scientific information, IAAM has stepped up to utilize its virtual infrastructure to continue spreading vital information and knowledge. As part of its COVID-19 action plan, IAAM plans on organizing regular webinars on this critical issue. In these webinars, IAAM will invite experts from all over the world to share their views and findings on this subject. These webinars will provide useful information to people around the world and prove to be highly beneficial. IAM will utilize its already established platforms and infrastructure to facilitate virtual knowledge sharing and networking. This will help the community of materials science to function smoothly without any interruption because of COVID-19. Also, by organizing these webinars and online lectures, IAAM will educate people and provide them scientific knowledge on how to deal with COVID-19. Besides this, IAAM will use this virtual sharing to bring the scientific community together. It is critical for the global scientific community at this time to be come together as one. These webinars will promote scientific networking and cooperation in this time of dire need. By promoting networking at this time, IAAM will increase the chances of finding some solution to this deadly disease. Moreover, IAAM has decided to organize regular consortiums on novel coronavirus in all its conferences in the near future. The organization will leverage the presence of some of the world’s best scientific minds into generating ideas on how to tackle this pandemic. These high quality consortiums will help generate valuable insights on solving this global problem. Apart from this, IAAM has made sure that all its publication activities are running smoothly. In these crucial times, it is more important than ever for people around the world to have access to latest knowledge. There is an urgent need to make sure the transfer of knowledge and resources to address this great challenge. IAAM is keeping up with the pace and providing abundant sources of knowledge even at this time. Our journals, books, and other publishing initiatives are working effectively in order to make sure that there is no delay. The access to all these services is absolutely unaffected for the readers. Therefore, if any of you rely on our journals for vital research, the COVID-19 outbreak will have absolutely no impact on the accessibility to knowledge.
World Health Organization has already declared the novel coronavirus COVID-19 a pandemic. The virus has given birth to a global healthcare crisis and has posed many challenges in front of the world. We would like to express our serious concern for the health and safety of each and every one of the 15000+ members of the IAAM family and everyone around the world. We hope that all of us stay safe and healthy during this extraordinary time.
Many countries around the world have imposed various restrictions in order to limit the social contact and contain the spread of this deadly virus. The safety and well-being of our community is our first priority. IAAM completely supports these measures and hopes for a speedy recovery for every infected person around the world.
Moreover, International Association of Advanced Materials advises all its members and others around the world to take all the necessary precautions. We request the people to avoid indulging in any activity that requires social contact, especially in areas affected by this virus. Maximizing the use of all our online resources should be the priority at this time. These are tough times indeed and IAAM believes that mutual global cooperation at this time is the most effective path to a better future. However, the organization continues to work on its mission to use materials science for the betterment of society even in these times.