Conference and events cancellations - speaker FAQs

Why has the RCoA postponed/cancelled upcoming conferences and events?

As a professional body responsible for the specialty of anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine throughout the UK, the RCoA takes seriously its responsibility to protect clinicians and the public from contracting COVID-19 and to ensure that the NHS is as prepared as it can be for increased demand.

As most of those attending our events are doctors and other health professionals, this move signals the RCoA’s concern to protect the NHS frontline workforce as best it can.


What happens now?

We will be working with the conference and events faculty leads and clinical content leads to reschedule as many events as possible and will be in contact at a later date with further information.


Will the costs of my prearranged travel still be reimbursed?

We would ask that you first contact your travel provider to confirm whether a refund or transfer of ticket is available. If this is not possible, we will honour our commitment to reimburse invited speaker travel costs in line with the Colleges travel policy.


Can’t find the answer to your query here?

If you can’t find the answer to your query in any of these FAQs then please email your events team contact. We aim to respond to your email within 2 working days. We will respond to emails in the order in which they are received.