On demand program to be released
COVID 19 Update 3
20 March, 2020 15:40 ACST
Please refer to the following link on the society website for some further explanations (in the form of FAQs) on the ASM cancellation messages sent earlier in the week: https://www.anzsnm.org.au/news-events/2020-anzsnm-annual-conference/ We will continue to provide further updates in the upcoming days.
COVID 19 Update 2
17 March, 2020 15:00 ACST
Many who have registered for the 50th ASM have been contacting the Convenors &/or the PCO (Plevin and Associates Pty Ltd) for a registration refund. Can I ask for some patience as we work through the logistics of the cancellation. As you can imagine, there is a lot to be done in unravelling this event at a time when the demands on us in the hospitals are also very high. The annual scientific meeting is an important activity for ANZSNM, and we appreciate your support and understanding at this time. We apologise for the inconvenience of the cancellation of the conference, and we appreciate the impact on delegates, speakers and sponsors. There will be further communication in the next week with regard to the logistics of the cancellation process, including information on registration fees.
COVID 19 Update 1
16 March 2020 15:00 ACST
The Federal Government updated its advisory yesterday that non-essential gatherings of more than 500 persons should not proceed. The NSW Govt implemented this as a total ban effective from 16 March 2020 and in place until June 14 2020. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Documents/covid-19-public-events-order-20200315.pdf Under the circumstances, this means that ANZSNM Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Sydney in late April is unable to take place as originally planned. The decision to cancel at this stage has, in effect, been made for us.
I know you will share my disappointment in what was to be our 50th Conference. There has been an enormous amount of effort on the part of the Local Organising Committee and other members of the Society in the planning of this, but events have now rendered holding a physical meeting in April 2020 impossible.
We will continue to work on alternative possibilities to maintain our educational, scientific and clinical programmes for you in the light of this change. We are considering a number of possibilities, including ‘virtual’ options. In this regard, perhaps even more Society members will be able to partake in the various talks and subjects discussed. We will update you as soon as practicable including alternatives for the Annual General Meeting which is typically scheduled during the ASM In April.
Please bear with us as we consider the implications of the ban on the conference. We will provide further information to delegates, presenters and sponsors shortly.
Please stay safe and we will be in touch.