The pandemic has had a major impact on the delivery of face-to-face conferences, courses and educational events globally, with many events being cancelled or held virtually as social distancing guidance and lockdown measures are regularly reviewed.
In light of regional variations in lockdown measures, travel restrictions and ongoing uncertainties it was decided after the ASiT Annual Conference in March 2020 to withhold applications for ASiT Regional Event Grants. The ASiT Council has rediscussed this decision regularly since then considering any updates to government guidance on conferences and events. We'd like to reassure our members that this was not a decision we've taken lightly and that ASiT has strived to offer alternative educational opportunities over the past several months (including the ASiT Webinar Series, Proximie resources, MedAll Surgical Summit, various courses and virtual event bursaries, amongst others).
We would also like to thank applicants for regional event grants for their interest and apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will continue to regularly follow updates to government guidance and reassess our stances accordingly - we sincerely hope we will be able to resume all grants as the situation improves in the new year! If there are any questions in the meanwhile, please get in touch with the ASiT Regional Representative for your region or submit an inquiry to ASiT and we will do our best to help.