March 24, 2020: An updated message from AIHA CEO, Larry Sloan
Ever since I wrote to you on March 16 about AIHce EXP 2020, the prevalence of COVID-19 has worsened across the US. Given the ever-increasing severity of the pandemic, the AIHA Board of Directors has tasked the AIHce EXP staff to devise various scenarios for bringing quality education to the membership this year in the event that we end up not hosting a live event in Atlanta.
The staff has been considering the following scenarios:
- Continuing to host a smaller version of the live event
- Hosting a hybrid live event (live event with increased virtual elements)
- Hosting an entirely virtual event
- Postponing/rescheduling the event
- Cancelling the event
In order to make the best informed decision, staff has conferred with various sources including the conference keynote speakers, session presenters, attorneys, and vendors to figure out the most efficient and effective way to deliver education to our members and customers, while observing safety and prudence first and foremost.
By April 16, we will announce the final decision about how AIHA will deliver education to you this year despite these tenuous times. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Lawrence D. Sloan
Chief Executive Officer
Click here to read AIHce EXP's previous statements regarding COVID-19.