On behalf of the AMSIG President Dr Greg Cowderoy, AMSIG Executive and the 2020 Meeting Convenors, we must unfortunately announce the postponement of the 2020 AMSIG Meeting, scheduled for the 1-3 May 2020 at the SMC Conference and Function Centre, Sydney, Australia.
Following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), travel restrictions are in place for several Government and private organisations within Australia and New Zealand as well as a number of countries. Two of our international speakers are no longer able to attend the meeting and to continue with our current format, is no longer possible.
Given the escalating situation with our speakers and the expected impact on delegate numbers, we are rescheduling the meeting today to prevent any further bookings and potential losses for our attendees. We are obviously disappointed, but we trust that you will understand that this decision has been made in the best interest of our delegates, speakers and industry.
Delegate registrations will now be processed as cancelled and refunded less a $50 cancellation fee to cover costs already incurred. If you have booked accommodation at the conference hotels via the Meeting Managers during your registration, your accommodation will be cancelled by the Meeting Manager. If you do NOT wish your accommodation to be cancelled please contact us IMMEDIATELY to minimise any cancellation fees. Please note that no accommodation cancellation fees will apply. Individual communications confirming cancellation will follow shortly.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our delegates, speakers and industry for their continued support of AMSIG and the Annual Meeting. Your understanding and patience is much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you in 2021 and at future conferences.
We are in discussions with our Sydney suppliers, international and local speakers about new dates for 2021 for the rescheduled meeting. We will be in touch as soon as this has been confirmed. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact our Meeting Managers.
AMSIG Executive and 2020 Meeting Convenors