Covid-19 – Face-to-face meetings being converted to virtual events
As Covid-19 spreads to new countries and its impact on economic activity starts to mount we want to confirm that BioPhorum’s collaboration model will remain largely unaffected. With teams meeting virtually every two to four weeks, supported by home-based facilitators, we expect progress against our 80+ missions to continue as normal in the coming weeks and months.
However, the face-to-face meeting program is changing. In recent days, we have seen meeting attendance cancellations grow and an acceleration of travel restrictions across the industry. So, to create certainty for member companies, we are replacing the majority of face-to-face meetings with fully facilitated virtual events via telecoms and the web, and, where appropriate, we will shift hotel and venue arrangements to the second half of the year. The length of these virtual events and the degree to which they cover the original face-to-face agenda will differ for each meeting. Facilitators have been working on this contingency for some time and will be issuing revised agendas and dial-in details over the next few days.
As we go to press, we expect CGT05 to continue as planned as a face-to-face event, as it is based in the US with local delegates.
Meetings in June and July will be continually reviewed.
|CGT||CGT05||Philadelphia, PA||10-12 Mar||Continuing as a F2F meeting|
|FF||PC05||Barcelona, Spain||10-12 Mar||Virtual and move venue to Q3|
|DG||BPDG28||Cambridge, MA||17-19 Mar||Virtual|
|DS||CS07||Cork, Irl||24-26 Mar||Virtual|
|FF||FF22||Limerick, Irl||24-26 Mar||Virtual, and move venue to Q3|
|DS||ILM/RTR||Boston, MA||31-2 Apr||Virtual|
|DS||CB01||Washington DC||31-2 Apr||Virtual|
|DS||MC04||La Jolla, CA||7-9 Apr||Virtual|
|FF||ROB01||Berlin, Germany||21-22 Apr||Virtual, and move venue to Q3|
|DS||BPOG35||Darlington, UK||21-23 Apr||Virtual|
|TR||TR11||Darlington, UK||21-23 Apr||Virtual|
|DS||HUP11||Edinburgh, UK||28-30 Apr||Virtual|
|FF||PAK02||Essen, Germany||13-15 May||Virtual and TBC venue to Q3|
|BioPhorum||Tokyo, Japan||12-14 May||Postponed to 15-17 September|
|SP||JAP05||Marlborough, MA||19-21 May||Virtual|
If you would like any further or more detailed information please contact either the relevant Phorum Lead or Facilitator concerning specific meetings.