Dear colleagues

It is with much regret, that is sentimented across our entire team, that I must inform you about the status of both this year’s Annual Noosa Update and our two remaining educational dinner meetings for 2020.

Due to the escalation of the COVID-19 disease in Queensland, and formal advice received this week from our Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the 24th Annual GESQ Noosa Update will not be proceeding, nor will our April 28th dinner meeting. For now though we will continue to hold the date of September 15th and will stay in touch with you in the lead-up to this.

Later this week, all registered delegates and sponsors of our Noosa Update will receive an email outlining the various options regarding their outlays and further information. We sincerely apologise for the unavoidable inconvenience that the COVID-19 disease has put on all participants of our Conference.

As you can imagine, the program committee and I have been working diligently since late last year to deliver another excellent educational Conference for you all. However we must embrace the professional advice we are receiving at this time and act sensibly.

Our educational commitment to Gastroenterologists is ongoing, furthermore we also support the national body GESA’s clinical recommendations regarding endoscopy and care of or patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here for further information.

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank both the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort and Sofitel Brisbane, for wholeheartedly working with us in this unprecedented time. Their professionalism, care and concern has been refreshing and reassuring that we have aligned our events with such a professional hotel chain.

Please be sure to mark your diaries for next year's Noosa Update of Friday 11 - Sunday 13 June, 2021.

In the meantime, on behalf of the GESQ, I wish you all good health and look forward to staying in touch with you during these times.

Yours sincerely
Sam O’Connor
President, GESQ

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