2020 National Conference
The Board and I regret to advise that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Day Hospitals Australia National Conference, which was scheduled to take place at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart.
Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our members, attendees, exhibitors, speakers and their families is paramount.
It was felt that the financial impact of the pandemic on the day hospital sector could mean that many of you may not be in a position to attend the conference this year, resulting in lower attendance levels. In addition, International and domestic travel restrictions, as well as limits on gatherings and social distancing requirements may be in place for the foreseeable future.
The Board, staff and I acknowledge the commitment and hard work of the conference program task force members, chaired by Andrew Petering, as well as the significant commitment of sponsors, trade and volunteers.
Day Hospitals Australia will hold our National Conference for 2021 in Brisbane from Wednesday 8 – Friday 10 September. The Conference Task Force will commence program planning towards the end of this year with emphasis on the post pandemic future direction of the day hospital sector. It is hoped that our two international speakers from the UK, proposed for 2020 will be available and able to travel in September 2021.
Our conference management company have been able to transfer our 2020 venue booking to September 2022 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart.
For any further information or questions about the Conference, please email our Events Manager, Aasta Thomson firstname.lastname@example.org. Information regarding the 2021 Conference will be made available in the coming months.
We know that the cancellation of this year’s conference is disappointing, however the safety of delegates, sponsors, trade, speakers and staff were our prime focus in this decision process.
Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.
Jane Griffiths, CEO
On behalf of the Board of Directors