Unfortunately, the whole situation around the spread of coronavirus, which changes from day to day, from hour to hour, negatively affects the entire global economy. Especially the tourism sector, let alone the organizers of various events and congresses that are planned just before the start of the summer season. Unfortunately, the situation is much broader than tourism itself, which is among the first to be hit, and what is worst, is beyond our influence. We are left with the hope that the spread of the coronavirus will calm down with the arrival of warmer weather, as scientists hope, so that the total direct damage to the tourism sector is as small as possible and so that the main season is not jeopardized. But perhaps the best message at the moment is exactly what Bagatin emphasized, that this is just an obstacle from which we must all emerge stronger. “I am sorry that this has happened, but the health and well-being of our partners, sponsors and speakers are our priority and we would rather wait for a later date when we can all travel peacefully, safely and without any fears or worries.”Pointed out Ognjen Bagatin from the Bagatin Polyclinic and added:”I would like to thank the whole EPIC team, all the health professionals, our speakers and partners for the goodwill and the great effort they have put in over the last few months – it will all pay off, with a little delay. This is just a small obstacle on our way, from which I am sure that we will emerge stronger and that in the very near future the first EPIC – European Patient Experience & Innovation Congress, will be a great success.” Given the current situation in the world with the coronavirus epidemic, EPIC – European Patient experience & Innovation Congress, which was to be held in Dubrovnik 19 / 3-21 / 3 organized by Global Clinic Rating, Stackpole & Associates, Inc., Bagatin Polyclinic and Cleveland Clinic , is postponed to a later date.