Dear Members and Partners,
After careful consideration of the evolving concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAMRA Management Committee and the Conference host, the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) have made the very difficult decision not to proceed this year with the 14th IAMRA Conference, scheduled to be held in Johannesburg, 15 – 18 September 2020.
This decision was not made lightly. Since January, IAMRA has been monitoring international developments and on 23 March, the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa declared a National State of Disaster in South Africa. In line with the precautionary measures he announced, our top priority must be the health, safety and well-being of delegates, staff, exhibitors, sponsors, other stakeholders, and of course the people of South Africa. We strongly believe that this is the right decision in these unprecedented times.
IAMRA sincerely thanks HPCSA staff for all their hard work to date in preparing for the Conference and looks forward to bringing you more information about future IAMRA events; in particular, new arrangements for the 14th IAMRA Conference.
If you have already registered for the conference, HPCSA will contact you about refunding your registration fee. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding as we work through this process.
Also, as a friendly reminder, if you have already booked accommodation, please contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.
IAMRA is aware that many, if not all, of our members and partners are active participants in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever, it is important that we support and learn from each other, so IAMRA has established a COVID-19 thread on its Membership Forum where you can share updates, become aware of innovations used by other medical regulatory authorities, and ask questions. Please visit and contribute to the thread: www.iamra.com/forum . If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it from the homepage by clicking on the Forgot Password link. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact IAMRA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IAMRA and HPCSA wish you, your family, friends and colleagues good health.
Dr. TKS Letlape