With due regard to the safety and health of our members, the IANO have taken the decision to cancel our upcoming Annual conference. This decision was made given the global concern regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. We are expecting over 120 national and international nursing professionals at our upcoming conference on March 27th . The committee believe this poses a particular high risk as we will be amalgamating delegates who work daily with high risk groups and then dispersing these delegates throughout the country and abroad to work with immunocompromised patients.
This understandably is a cause for concern for the National Executive of IANO as we have a duty of care to delegates and patient safety. At present many National events involving Health Professionals are being cancelled and we feel as an organisation it is prudent that we adopt the same level of caution.
It is with regret that we are taking these measures and we apologise sincerely for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.