The World Health Professions Alliance speaks for more than 34 million health professionals worldwide, assembling essential knowledge and experience from the key health professions in more than 130 countries.
Unfortunately the World Health Professions Regulation Conference which was scheduled to take place on 16 May 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland has been cancelled. As health professionals, it is our responsibility to set a good example and ensure the health and safety of our community. The COVID-19 crisis has put unprecedented stress on health professionals and other healthcare workers as well as health systems throughout the world. Our focus during this time and for the coming months must be on supporting health professionals and decision makers through this pandemic.
We have known from the beginning of this pandemic that bringing together 150 health professionals, regulators and decision makers from all around the world would simply be irresponsible. In mid-April the Swiss Federal Government announced a plan to loosen confinement measures over the coming months, however, the restrictions on gatherings will not be lifted before our event date.
We would like to thank you all for your support and acknowledge the speakers, moderates and abstract submitters who had agreed to contribute to the event.
The WHPA has organised conferences on the topic of regulation since 2008. Presentations from the 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018 editions are available for reference.
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