COVID-19 (coronavirus) UPDATE
Like many organizations of health care professionals, EANM closely monitors the current situation due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. We at EANM are of course particularly concerned about the health and well-being of our members, participants, volunteers, staff of EANM, and last but not least all of our patients that we serve.
When measures are called for, EANM closely follows the recommendations of national and international public health authorities. In the last weeks, all face-to-face meetings, organized by EANM have been cancelled or transferred to on-line meetings. Courses of ESMIT have been partially postponed to later dates in the year. More information can be found here. The EANM’20 Congress in Vienna in October is not jeopardized and will take place as scheduled.
In an extraordinary session of the Austrian Parliament Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz extended the measures aimed at slowing the spread of the corona virus and in particular the restrictions on freedom of movement, which implies to stay home and work from home. Therefore and in accordance with measures taken by Austrian Government, the EANM office is closed as of March 16, 2020. You can reach our staff by eMail (NOT by phone) and they will do their utmost to keep EANM business up and running, but please bear with them, when your message results in a longer response time than what you are used to. At the same time, all physical meetings in Vienna or abroad will be or remain cancelled or postponed! Please do monitor activity of the various national societies and share knowledge and information how to keep nuclear medicine practice running and how to inform your patients and the public in your countries. EANM strongly promotes specific guidance tailored to the needs of the individual countries, given the very different situation amongst EANM’s member countries.
At present, it is unclear when EANM as well as the rest of the world, will be able to resume business as usual. We will keep you informed when any new information becomes available. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org
To assist health workers and researchers working in the field of Nuclear Medicine under challenging conditions to bring this outbreak to a close, EANM has created a Corona Virus Resource Centre. This resource brings together national and international COVID-19-related content deemed helpful for your daily work in the department.