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MDSG 2022 AGM – Leicester CANCELLED

UPDATE: Meeting cancelled

Unfortunately I have taken the decision to cancel the MDSG AGM that we were due to hold in Leicester, 5th-7th January.
For those that have already registered – we will be in touch over the next few days to arrange a full refund of your registration fees.
For those of you that were planning on registering this weekend, and especially those of you that have submitted or are working on an abstract, I’m really sorry that we’ve had to cancel at such a late date.
The government’s newly announced “Plan B” restrictions do not directly impact on our ability to hold an event, but they are clearly messaging that at least our professional activities should be mindful of the risks of mixing in large groups. I don’t think it is appropriate or safe for us to hold a professional meeting whilst we’re under guidance to work from home where possible.
Any further restrictions beyond Plan B will almost certainly affect our ability to deliver the conference, and realistically, if we carry on with registrations we increase the costs and potential financial losses to the MDSG. The risk of losing considerable sums of money on the conference logistics have risen to a level that I am not willing to continue with.
Our intention is to continue planning for a face-to-face event with hybrid options for early Spring 2022. I know there is real enthusiasm to return to face-to-face networking, and our ambition is to deliver a meeting that as many of you as possible can attend safely and enjoyably.
Regards
Dan Smith
Chair, MDSG