2021 EXECUTIVE WAR COLLEGE
Update on plans for a
live conference in 2021
Dear Lab Professional,
Even as you read this, the daily number of positive SARS-CoV-2 test results continues to soar ever higher. Hospitals in many states across the nation are admitting more COVID-19 patients and reporting many fewer available beds. Stated in simplest terms: despite the New Year, the COVID-19 pandemic is actually intensifying its hold on the U.S.
Meanwhile, many states or localities are imposing tougher lockdowns and restrictions on citizens and businesses as one way to slow down transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
All of this means that our long-standing intent to conduct the 2021 Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management on April 27-28 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans remains uncertain. But you should mark that, because things could rapidly change for the better.
We know that many of you in management and leadership positions at your respective laboratory organizations remain under travel bans. Six- and seven-day work weeks in your labs continue to be the norm.
At the same time, a large number of you have reached out to us personally, encouraging us to organize and produce a live Executive War College event in 2021 as soon as the pandemic releases its grip on the nation, a more normal daily existence returns, and it is viewed as safe for live meetings, conferences, and workshops to resume.
This update is to alert you to our commitment to be nimble and to organize a timely, relevant live Executive War College event as soon as there is recognition that the pandemic has passed.
Our guidance for your planning is this: the latest we can make a go/no go decision to organize and conduct a live Executive War College event for the current April 27-28 dates at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel is January 31.
In the event that our original EWC dates don’t work out, and at any point later this year that the pandemic subsides, the government relaxes restrictions, and lab professionals are again allowed to travel for educational events, we will organize a 2021 Executive War College on the fastest timeline possible. It is feasible to line up a hotel and a city for almost any date remaining in 2021 on short notice.
The bottom line is that within about 120 to 150 days of the pandemic’s recognized end, we are fully prepared to organize and produce a timely and relevant Executive War College.
Stay tuned for updates! Meanwhile, the entire Executive War College staff extends its heartfelt appreciation to all of you for your communications, and for your continued support of this most important industry event.
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