23 March 2020
After extremely careful consideration, we have made the very sad decision to cancel the Northern Ireland Stroke Conference (NISC) on Tuesday 9 June 2020. The NISC Committee has been closely and continuously monitoring the COVID19 situation as it has developed both globally and in the UK.
We, like many other conferences, have not taken this decision lightly. Our aim is to add real value and impact to our delegates who serve the stroke community, whilst protecting your health and wellbeing.
Hospitals are currently operating at the highest possible national incident response level, to enable them to be as prepared as possible for the impact of the COVID19 outbreak. We do not believe it would be responsible to proceed with holding the conference when the NHS is in such need of its expert workforce. Equally we are mindful of our responsibility to support efforts to delay the spread of COVID19 across the UK.
NISC aims to bring together professionals from across the stroke pathway to learn about the latest research and service developments in stroke care.
We absolutely envisage bringing back the conference in 2021 to continue todeliver against these aims.
All delegates who have registered will be contacted immediately and issued
with a full refund.
In the meantime, we hope you, your colleagues and families stay healthy.
Dr Patricia Gordon
Chair, Northern Ireland Stroke Conference Planning Committee and NIMAST