Dear members of HOPE,
It is with a heavy heart that we must report that the HOPE Congress in Tallinn in May 2020 cannot take place.
The organizing team of Estonia has had several emergency meetings with the government of Estonia and discussed every possible situation regarding the HOPE congress in May.
The government has declared an emergency situation (until 1 May but it can change) due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world and the likely further spread of the virus within Estonia.
The emergency situation concerns the following:
All public gatherings are prohibited.
On behalf of the organising team of Estonia
and on behalf of the Board of HOPE,
(President of HOPE)
We appreciate that with regular news stories and updates about COVID-19 Coronavirus, there were many questions that we and our visitors had about our International Days.
Some of you contacted us only a couple of days ago.
As hospital school we have to strictly follow the protocols set by the various relevant local and national governmental bodies, in a rapidly changing situation.
At 10:30 this morning we were notified by our Head that all events must be cancelled until end of April 2020. This measure has been issued after a risk assessment by relevant bodies.
The health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is our absolute number one priority.
Our position today is that the “International Days of March 30-31 and April 1st 2020” are cancelled.
We understand that this can be a financial burden due to costs incurred for cancellation of tickets or hotels.
This email can be used as an official cancellation form for your airline or booking agent. If you need more paperwork and red tape: let us know.
We feel very very sorry for this situation and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience you encounter. We hope to see some of you in Tallinn in May for the HOPE congress.
PLEASE DO: confirm the reception of this communication and please do share with your colleagues.
The heart of teaching
The Call for papers for the congress is now open.
The submission deadline is November 11, 2019. Incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted.
The registration for the 2020 congress in Tallinn opens in September 2019.
Please visit the Congress’ website for more information.
Hope is pleased to announce the launch of Continuity in Education, an open access, international, academic journal focused on the education and development of children and young people with medical and mental health needs.
Download the full announcement here.
Please spread the news through your social accounts and school website.
Ronald McDonald House Charities are proud to host the 5th International Health, Educators, Learners, Parents (H.E.L.P.) Conference on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th August 2019 at the Marriott Hotel Brisbane.
Every year, thousands of children are treated for serious illnesses. The impact of hospitalisation, medications and lengthy rehabilitation is often the tip of the iceberg for these families.
The 5th International H.E.L.P. Conference will showcase high quality presentations from the Health and Education sectors. This is an opportunity for us to come together and improve future outcomes for students with serious illnesses and their families.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW CLOSED