COVID-19

March 18, 2020 Update

Dear Valued Registrants,

Following recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and due to the increasing number of travel bans being placed on health care providers, hospitals and institutions, out of an abundance of caution, we have made the necessary decision to cancel the 7th Annual UF Health Shands Stroke Conference.

Please note the following important points for registered attendees:

  • Attendees have the opportunity to transfer their registration fee payment for the 2020 conference to the 7th Annual UF Health Shands Stroke Conference, taking place April 2021 in Gainesville, FL.To opt-in to have your registration transferred, fill out our online form: Stroke 2021 Registration Opt-In by April 17, 2020. All those who do not fill out the form will have their registration fee refunded automatically after this date.
  • Attendees who have made reservations at hotels will need to cancel reservations on their own. Cancellation is subject to the terms of your individual reservation.
  • FAQ’s, past and additional updates will be emailed, posted, and archived to http://stroke.cme.ufl.edu/COVID-19

Our number one priority is to protect and maintain the health of our attendees, providers, and patients. We hope that you are able to join us next year.

Sincerely,

UF Continuing Medical Education on behalf of course directors:

Anna Khanna, MD and Christina Wilson, MD, PhD

FAQs

Why is the 7th Annual UF Health Shands Stroke Conference  canceled?

Following recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and due to the increasing number of travel bans being placed on health care providers, hospitals and institutions, out of an abundance of caution, we have made the necessary decision to cancel the 7th Annual UF Health Shands Stroke Conference.

Will the 7th Annual UF Health Shands Stroke Conference be postponed until a later date or rescheduled?

The 7th Annual UF Health Shands Stroke Conference will take place April 2021 in Gainesville, FL. Attendees have the opportunity to transfer their registration payment from the 2020 event to the 2021 event until April 17, 2020. All registrations will be automatically refunded after this date.

Will attendees and exhibitors be refunded for hotel costs?

No, the conference will not refund hotel costs. Attendees must contact their hotel/lodging directly to cancel reservations. Cancellation is subject to the terms of your individual reservation.

Will attendees and exhibitors be refunded for airline tickets?

No. The conference will not refund individual airline ticket costs. Please contact your airline directly regarding ticket cancellations. If you purchased travel insurance, please contact your provider for information and next steps.

Will paid attendee and exhibitor badge registrations be refunded?

Payments and registrations for both attendees and exhibitors can be transferred to The 8th Annual UF Health Shands Stroke Conference. If your would like your registration and payment transferred, please fill out our Opt-In Forms below by April 17, 2020:

ATTENDEE: Stroke 2021 Registration Transfer Opt-In

EXHIBITOR: Stroke 2021 Exhibit Booth Transfer Opt-In

All those who do not fill out the form will have their registration fee refund automatically processed after this date.

Will any sessions be made available virtually?

The sessions will not be made available virtually.

Contact

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at cme-mail@ufl.edu.