I am really sorry to announce that we have decided to cancel our conference Future of Neonatal Care, AKA #99nicuMeetup.
The reason is the spreading of the Covid-19 virus in Europe and the uncertainties related to this. If viral infections increase (currently a likely scenario), we may be forced to cancel at much shorter notice. Given the non-profit nature of the 99nicu community, we have no financial backup to manage a late cancellation.
I was myself emailed yesterday by staff in some European citys that their hospitals had stopped all travels abroad for their employees.
We are really sorry about this unexpected development.
For delegates, speakers and partners directly affected by this decision: we are in discussions with the University of Vienna regarding practical details and implications of cancelling and will communicate back directly next week with more information.
While we are now only focusing on getting through the current situation, we also believe that the Covid-19 pandemic will settle with time. Consequently, we hope to for a "Return of the Meetup" in 2021.
Thank you for your understanding and support.