SNOMED International extends our thanks to you for your patience as we have continued to monitor the developing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus). Made apparent by recent reports from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no doubt that the virus continues to spread globally.
In collaboration with the General Assembly Executive, the organization has been constantly involved in discussion over the past few weeks regarding the present situation. We have now made the difficult decision to cancel the face to face 2020 April Business Meetings to protect the health of our Community and do our part to prevent the spread of this outbreak.
In place of the Community Updates session, we will provide you with a document outlining the headlines from the organization since October 2019 that you can review and then pose your follow up questions with organization representatives.
While we are not rescheduling these meetings, we will support meetings to go ahead virtually where possible and be in touch with relevant participants. At this point, we plan to next convene face to face in Portugal, October 2020.
We thank you for your ongoing support and encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or inquiries you have as a result of this decision.