The Protein Society, the Protein Science Society of Japan, and the Asia Pacific Protein Association are closely monitoring the situation with respect to COVID-19. Based on the information available now, we plan to run the World Conference on Protein Science as scheduled. We are closely following the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan and various government bodies. We will promptly notify participants and our constituents of any changes that may affect the meeting. The safety of all those involved with the meeting is our topmost concern.