President’s Address – COVID-19
Dear Hydrocephalus Society Community,
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
In these trying times, we hope you, your family and colleagues are safe. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing immense worldwide hardship with no current ability to accurately estimate a timeline for resolution. We are all being personally challenged with many of us working on the front lines of health care.
The Hydrocephalus Society Executive Committee has been assessing issues relating to our ability to proceed with the September 2020 Hydrocephalus Society Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden.
We have decided that the risk associated with continuing with planned 2020 dates was too high and after reviewing a number of possible alternatives decided it was in the best interests of the Hydrocephalus Society and its members to cancel the 2020 meeting. This was difficult, but, we believe, a necessary decision.
We have rapidly and successfully rescheduled the Gothenburg, Sweden meeting to September 10-13 of 2021. To accomplish this, we consulted with and have experienced tremendous and gracious cooperation from all the organizers of the Gothenburg meeting and the future Nagoya, Japan and Hamburg, Germany meetings to move their events to 2021, 2022 and 2023, respectively.
We sincerely hope our world crisis will have passed with sufficient recovery to permit a successful Hydrocephalus 2021 meeting in Gothenburg, where friends and colleagues will be able to meet, share ideas and where necessary to grieve and also celebrate endurance and survival.
Please, be safe and stay healthy in these difficult times.
On behalf of the Hydrocephalus Society Board
Mark Hamilton, President