IMPORTANT Conference Info!

ABMA 2020 conference has been CANCELLED

As the Covid-19 situation continues to change, we feel the best option for the ABMA 2020 conference is to cancel. There have been over 300 cases reported in the Netherlands and many are in or around the conference site.  Feel free to view the link below for updated information.

https://www.rivm.nl/en/news/current-information-about-novel-coronavirus-covid-19

We will be refunding everyone’s registration costs and are working with Beekse Bergen on lodges but at this time, there is no guarantee on lodge refund.  See lodging contract rules.  You need to contact Beekse Bergen directly about cancelling cabins unless you plan you use them then your reservations will remain. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to everyone involved.  ABMA recognizes the financial impact on everyone and did not make this decision lightly.  Many delegates have already cancelled or had their facility impose a mandatory quarantine upon return for 2 weeks. We will not be able to postpone the event due to availability at the site.

If you still plan to travel, we recommend that everyone reads and follows the advice by World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control (CDC):

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

In summary, it is important to follow the standard measures that apply to all viruses that can cause flu and colds:

  • Wash your hands with soap regularly
  • Cough and sneeze on the inside of your elbow
  • Use paper handkerchiefs

Guidance from the Dutch ministry of health can be found here:

https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/questions-and-answers

If you have further questions you can contact us at abma@theabma.org.  Be advised it might take us some time to refund ALL the registrations and make all the notifications.

Sincerely,

Nicki Boyd, CIO ABMA