The BMA will move this year’s UK LMC conference to a new date after an ‘unfortunate oversight’ meant the event would have clashed with Eid al-Fitr.
The annual event was scheduled for 12 and 13 May 2021 but the BMA said that, given that it clashes with the Muslim religious holiday – which marks the end of Ramadan – it is ‘right to reschedule’.
The BMA, which first announced the conference dates in January, added that registrations remain open while the conference is being rescheduled and that it will announce a new date ‘as soon as possible’.
The BMA said in a bulletin to GPs: ‘Due to an unfortunate oversight which has allowed us to schedule UK LMC conference to clash with Eid al-Fitr on 13 May this year, the chair and agenda committee of Conference have decided that in these circumstances it is, of course, right to reschedule conference and will announce a new date as soon as possible.
‘We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.’
The LMC conference will take place virtually rather than in person this year due to the impact of the Covid pandemic.