Health conferences feeling the effects of coronavirus

Update: Following the cancellation of the huge HIMSS conference that was due to be held in Florida this week, other healthcare conferences closer to home are also feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) has cancelled its Innovations in Digital Health (IiDH 2020) conference in May. Formerly known as the Emerging Tech in Health conference, it was due to be held in Wellington from May 6-7. HiNZ says all registered delegates will receive a full refund.

Event organiser IQPC has announced that the big Australian Healthcare Week 2020 event will be postponed until later in the year. Due to be held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney from March 25-26, the event will now be held at the same venue from September 30 to October 1.

IQPC said current guidance on travel and large group gatherings meant running the event as planned in March was inadvisable.

The Pharmacy Guild on Friday announced it was postponing its Australian Pharmacy Professional (APP) conference, which was due to be held on the Gold Coast from March 19-22.

The Australasian Institute for Digital Health (AIDH) says the Australian Telehealth Conference, due to be held in Melbourne on April 29 and 30, is still going ahead but is subject to change.

The article was updated on Friday, March 13, to reflect that the Pharmacy Guild is postponing the APP conference.

Posted in Movers and shakers

Tags: HiNZ, Pharmacy Guild, IQPC

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