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Postponement of RANZCOG 2020 Regional Fellows Scientific Meeting

11 March 2020

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) has announced the postponement of the RANZCOG 2020 Regional Fellows Scientific Meeting (RSM) in Darwin, NT, scheduled to take place 15 - 18 April 2020 in recognition of potential risks to the wider community stemming from the COVID-19 virus.

The decision by the RANZCOG Board in consultation with the Regional Fellows Committee to postpone the event was not taken lightly, however at this time, of utmost importance is the impact that COVID-19 may have on the medical workforce in Australia and New Zealand.

Further considerations apply to professionals who deliver health care. In particular, infection, or exposure, of a health care worker has specific implications for health service delivery and the risk of physician-to-patient transmission necessitates a different approach from health departments, hospitals and Colleges.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our members, trainees, staff, attendees, exhibitors and sponsors, suppliers, and the patients we serve was paramount in reaching the decision.

The College is working on plans to reschedule the RSM to a later date.

We appreciate your understanding and patience at this time, and we look forward to keeping you updated as our plans for the revised event date progresses.

RANZCOG Board



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