On May 8, ALIFAR representatives meet with a PTO official to express ALIFAR's interest in having one of its members participate on the panels.
On May 16, the PTO reverses course, informing ALIFAR representatives that it "cannot guarantee the participation of any single person, including Dr.
to have members of CILFA and ALIFAR participate as panelists in any plenary or breakout session.
Finally, on July 3, PTO Commissioner Lehman officially informs ALIFAR and CILFA that they will not be invited to participate on the conference program:
On July 11, ALIFAR Secretary Mirta Levis responds to Lehman's letter: