Unfortunately, the uncertainty of COVID-19 has forced us to cancel the 80th NZSAP Conference 2020 in Queenstown. We had decided in March that the conference could not proceed in Queenstown, given likely increased risk that Queenstown would present, however the lockdown announcement precipitated a complete review and the NZSAP committee decided to cancel the conference. While it is disappointing to have to cancel the conference when much of the planning was well advanced and a programme was drafted. Thanks to all of you who submitted abstracts and have proceeded to full papers.