As our Intensive & Critical Care community have been on the front lines of this global pandemic, we want to thank you for all of your hard work, dedication, and bravery in this very uncertain time.
June 3rd, 2021
Following the decision earlier this year to host the 15th World Congress as a virtual-only event, the host organizations have now completed a further comprehensive review of all the parameters that are necessary to deliver a viable World Congress of Intensive and Critical Care in 2021. The Canadian Critical Care Society, Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses and the World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care announce with deep sadness and heavy hearts that the event planned for September 11-15, 2021 has been cancelled.
We have not made this decision lightly but given the outcome of our viability review, all the indicators show it is right. In deciding to cancel we attach great weight to the continuing uncertainty of the global pandemic, the challenges of attracting sponsorship for a virtual congress and the commitment and focus of colleagues to continue delivering care in their local institutions.
The WFICC Council has taken responsibility for identifying and evaluating the options for future World Congresses and when this review has been completed, a further announcement will be made.
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We are all very sorry to write in such disappointing terms but we look forward to regaining some positive momentum and to delivering future World Congresses which are outstanding in scope and content.