IHE-Europe sees itself forced to announce that the IHE Connectathon Week, initially planned from March 23 - 27, 2020, will be postponed to November 2-6, 2020.
Since our last update the COVID-19 outbreak is rapidly evolving and more and more governments and organizations have decided to place travel restrictions outside and inside Europe to slow down the virus spread and prevent infections.
This naturally impacts the attendance from the vendors, hospitals, government bodies and other parties and we therefore deem not to reach the intended impact and purpose of the event anymore. But most importantly is the safety, health and well-being of our participants and attendees which will always be the highest priority.
This is a “Force majeure” situation and it changed even more dramatically since yesterday as the Belgium government, in order to protect the public health, now recommends to avoid indoor meetings in general. The current prognosis is directing into further escalation of that respect within the next weeks.
This postponement applies to all events that were scheduled during the Connectathon Week:
- IHE-Europe Connectathon testing
- IHE World Summit
- Belgium eHealth Interoperability Day
- mHealth Plugathon
- Training “IHE Profiles for medical device interoperability”
- IHE Belgium Terminology Day
All these events will now take place at the same venue Autoworld, Brussels, the week of November 2-6, 2020.
More information on the events at the new date will follow soon.
We truly regret this situation and apologize for any inconvenience the postponement might cause and trust your understanding on our decision.
We are looking forward to making a great event in November together with you all.