We are very sorry to tell you that, in light of the ongoing global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the RCOG and the Oman Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology have made the difficult decision to cancel the RCOG World Congress, Oman, already postponed once this year from March 2020, which was rescheduled to take place on 28-30 January 2021.
High levels of uncertainty remain and an assessment of continuing as planned identifies a number of significant risks. Ongoing travel restrictions and advice from the World Health Organization not to hold mass gatherings, means that it is highly unlikely the event would have been allowed to go ahead. We had been very much looking forward to welcoming delegates to Oman in January and were committed to doing everything we could to make the event a success so we are very disappointed that we are forced to cancel.
It is most unfortunate the pandemic, which is affecting us all in many ways and is totally outside our control, has had such an impact on our Congress, which so many people have worked so hard to organise.
We will now focus our efforts on our forward Congress programme, which will include rescheduling the Oman Congress to 2024, and will be in touch with you once this is confirmed.
In the meantime, all monies paid through our Congress secretariat, MCI, including registration fees, social events and iPoster fees will be refunded to registered attendees. Please contact the Congress Secretariat at email@example.com to confirm your registration details and the bank or credit card details that you wish to be used for this refund. All fees will be refunded via the original payment method of credit card or bank transfer. This may take 6-8 weeks so we ask for your patience.
As outlined in our booking conditions, we regret we are unable to refund any delegate travel and/or accommodation costs that have already been incurred, or any administration charges relating to cancellation of travel tickets or accommodation. In the meantime, you may wish to contact your travel or insurance provider to establish whether any travel or accommodation you have booked can be reimbursed.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter, and we hope to welcome you at a future RCOG Congress. We have put together some answers to questions you may have and they can be found in our FAQs. If you have any further questions in the meantime, please contact OmanCongress@rcog.org.uk.