ABCD postpones forthcoming regional meetings amid COVID-19 pandemic
ABCD and DTN’s forthcoming spring regional meetings have been postponed in the wake of COVID-19.
Following a recent teleconference with directors, the decision was made to postpone the events until early September, although that will depend on how the situation further develops and pending venue availability.
In a post on the website, ABCD’s Chairman Dr Dinesh Nagi said: “The country remains in the grip of coronavirus and it would appear that the global case load is increasing. The WHO has declared Europe at the epicentre of this pandemic. The directors of ABCD have been closely monitoring developments and we will continue to communicate about this to you.
“We have also decided to postpone the two planned Regional Meetings in Yorkshire on 12th May and in Birmingham on 3rd June 2020. Again, registrations will be transferred to the new dates and we will keep you informed.
“These steps are regrettable, but essential to avoid posing risk to front line doctors who are likely to be needed more than ever, in the coming weeks.”
Dr Nagi said they are currently in close discussions with sponsors and the executive team in a bid to provide relevant online educational materials to fulfil CME requirements online.
Dr Nagi added: “It is clearly important that we continue to follow national and regional guidance to help mitigate the impact and spread of the current coronavirus.
ABCD has also launched a page on its website dedicated to relevant information about coronavirus and diabetes for all healthcare professionals.
To read the statement, click here.
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