Conferences are often ground zero for professional development, as well as sharing and learning about new research, practices and treatments in the health care space. They’re also a lot of fun and hugely rewarding when it comes to meeting and being inspired by colleagues and industry leaders.
However, in the midst of concerns about the potential spread of the coronavirus and evolving travel advisories around the globe, conferences and related stakeholder events are being cancelled or postponed.
While important and necessary, this move is also a blow to an industry where conferences are so vital for disseminating new research and practices for better patient outcomes.
For instance, the American College of Cardiology’s 69th Annual Scientific Session & Expo, together with the World Heart Federation World Congress of Cardiology, will no longer happen at the end of the month.
This is a first. The world-class event, which we attend, is an incredible opportunity for industry experts to present research; discuss trials and treatments; collaborate and learn. As the organization explains: “The Annual Scientific Session is eagerly awaited by all members from seasoned experts to first time abstract presenters. Hundreds of participants have been preparing their work to present live. ACC.20/WCC is also the time to personally engage with experts, old friends and new colleagues, as well as personally visit exhibits of the newest technologies.”
Fortunately, the group is looking at ways to deliver vital elements of the event program virtually—they’re definitely on to something.
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