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The 2020 Annual Conference

 

MACUHO,


For the past several months MACUHO leadership has been closely working with ACUHO-I, the other regional associations, and our event planners from Experient to monitor the implications of COVID-19 on our 2020 MACUHO Annual Conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. To determine the association's most responsible course of action the MACUHO Executive Board has carefully and thoroughly examined the safety concerns that are anticipated to still exist in the upcoming fall semester as well as the social distancing precautions that would be required to be in place in order to safely hold a physical conference.


Additionally, the MACUHO Executive Board has considered the likelihood of decreased institutional professional development funds, delayed semester openings and early semester closures, as well as other variables both known and unknown that would make the travel to a MACUHO conference more of a stressful than enjoyable experience for our association membership. Finally, the MACUHO leadership also examined the financial implications of the decision to host a physical conference in the fall and the financial risks that the association would be assuming if the association delayed in making a decision about the annual conference.  


After carefully weighing all of our options and considering all of the risks, the MACUHO Executive Board has voted to make the heartbreaking decision to move the 2020 MACUHO Annual Conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to October of 2022. In the absence of a physical annual conference this October, the MACUHO Annual Conference Coordinator and the Conference Planning Team will be working to provide a virtual experience that will provide the region with a quality professional development and networking experience.


While this was an extremely difficult decision to make, when considering the safety and well-being of our membership and the future financial stability of our association, we believe that it is the only decision that could be made. While we will all miss the unique family experience that only comes from our in-person gatherings, the mission of MACUHO remains the same. Regardless of the platform, MACUHO will continue to serve our valued and diverse membership through inclusive opportunities for professional development and education, networking and interactions, and access to research and current trend information. 


MACUHO thanks you for your understanding and support and we look forward to providing you with updates in the near future about our virtual educational strategies taking place in the second half of this year.

 

 Program proposals are still being accepted now through July 27, 2020 for our virtual conference experience! 

More information about the virtual conference, including dates, will be released later this summer.

Not familiar with the Annual Conference? Don't know what to expect?

Take a look at last year's conference schedule.

 

 

 

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