RACS ASC 2020 Cancelled

CANCELLED – RACS 2020 Annual Scientific Congress (ASC)

It is with sadness that we advise the RACS 2020 Annual Scientific Congress has been cancelled in all formats due to the pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We have made arrangements to hold the 2021 ASC in Melbourne (10-14 May). We would like to thank our WA Fellows for their understanding and for working with our Victorian colleagues to host a much larger congress in 2021.

Please read the below information regarding the ASC moving forward.

Registration Refunds
All delegates will receive a full refund of their registration fees and associated functions and gown hire, no action is required by you to receive this. We ask that, due to the large amount of refunds being processed at this time, please allow up to 4 weeks for refunds to be fully processed back onto your credit card or PayPal account. Refunds will be processed back onto the original credit card/PayPal account used at the time of booking. Registrations cannot be transferred to following years or other events. Donations made to the Foundation for Surgery at the time of registration cannot be refunded.

Accommodation Bookings
If you booked accommodation through the online accommodation booking form your accommodation has been cancelled on your behalf without penalty by the ASC Travel Managers, Corporate Blue. This cancellation includes bookings at Crowne Plaza, Crown Metropol, Novotel South Wharf & Pan Pacific Hotel. Delegates wishing to retain a booking should contact the hotel directly. For any queries in relation to accommodation refunds please email Corporate Blue at racs@corporateblue.com.au.

If you have made any accommodation bookings outside of Corporate Blue, please ensure you take the appropriate action to cancel your accommodation booking.

Virtual Congress
There will not be a virtual congress for 2020. Successful abstract submitters will be provided with official correspondence noting the acceptance of their abstract for presentation.

Convocation
To accommodate the cancellation of the 2020 convocation, in 2021 Fellows who received their Fellowship within 6 years of the RACS ASC will be eligible for convocation.

Air Travel
Please take note of the cancelltion policies for any air travel you may have booked and make the appropriate arrangements with the airline or your travel agent to cancel.

We thank you for your understanding in this matter and we apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the 2021 RACS ASC.

Queries can be made to asc.registration@surgeons.org 

Warm regards,
RACS Conferences and Events Management