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Pri-Med UPDATES Spring 2020 Conference Series Postpones to Fall 2020 


March 18, 2020

Pri-Med UPDATES Spring 2020 (PMUS20) is postponing our annual conference series, originally scheduled over May & June 2020 to Fall, 2020.

We will inform you directly of the rescheduled dates as soon as the arrangements have been made and will post the new dates on our website as well.

Pri-Med UPDATES Spring 2020 has made the very difficult decision that as of today, March 18th, due to the magnitude of the unanticipated public health and safety issues posed by the rapidly escalating COVID-19 outbreaks and contagion, we have no choice but to postpone the entire 10 city conference series which was planned to take place over May & June 2020 across Canada. In order to preserve business continuity for our community, we are working rapidly to reschedule all 10 events.

The health, safety and well-being of our community, faculty, staff, sponsors, and the patients you serve is of paramount importance. With an ever-increasing number of primary care professionals on the front lines of preparing and reacting to the COVID-19 outbreak, postponement of our spring conference series was unavoidable. We hope that rescheduling will ensure our community is able to do what they do best – help and heal. We understand that you are needed in your local communities to help institutions and patients - and we must do our part to ensure this essential care is not interrupted.

Our postponement decision was also driven by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) announcement that mass gatherings of more than 50 people should be cancelled or postponed; on their recommendation that Canadians limit all non-essential travel; and practice social distancing. Follow this link for the latest PHAC COVID-19 Updates: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

In the coming weeks and months, Pri-Med will continue to monitor the situation closely and consult with the global teams of our parent company, business event industry associations and The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for any new or heightened risks. We will continue to apply evidence-based decision-making to ensure the continued safety of the healthcare community.

I’m attending Pri-Med UPDATES Spring 2020; what does this mean for me?
If you have registered to attend PMUS20 in May or June, we will transfer your registration to our new Fall date(s) when they are available. You will receive a new confirmation email from us with updated information when the dates have been confirmed. If you cannot attend the new Fall date(s), you will have the option to (a) transfer to another city/location with no charge or penalty, (b) transfer your registration towards one of our 2021 conferences or (c) we will refund your conference fees in full.

For additional questions please contact us at registration@pri-med.ca or visit our website www.pri-med.ca/canada and use our Live Chat option to talk to us.

 

Thank you for your commitment to Pri-Med UPDATES conference series; our success each year is due to your support.

Steve Dempsey
General Manager
Pri-Med Updates