As the situation continues to evolve, this page will act as a central hub for updates, guidance and other resources from IPCAA around COVID-19.
"As we are all aware, by March 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic had forced the end of 'normality' for the most of us. One of the inevitable repercussions within the healthcare sector was that many associations and PCOs either had to cancel or postpone their congresses and events," explains our Past President, Martin N. Jensen.
Faced with a global crisis that impacted the activities of our members directly, IPCAA quickly mobilized its 30+ years in the supporting healthcare meetings, its extensive network and expertise in meeting compliance and delivery to take action to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
One of our first steps was to support congress organizers with advice on how to handle the situation. Read more here
We were also involved in the creation of the joint guidance document published by IFPMA, EFPIA and PhRMA. Read the guidance and all related documents here
A significant number of congresses took the bold decision to go 100% virtual; many with just a few weeks to pivot. At IPCAA, we wanted to find out what the HCP experience as a virtual attendee at these congresses was like. We have joined forces with Ashfield Meetings & Events to conduct a new global study to find out what HCPs really think about virtual medical congresses. Read more here
We are regularly invited to share our insights in webinars. Follow us and stay informed!