Dear SNRS Membership and Conference Attendees,
Given the unfolding public health concern posed by Covid-19 and the critical roles you play in your schools and communities, SNRS has moved to postpone the SNRS 34th Annual Conference scheduled for next week, 3/18-20, 2020 in New Orleans. This difficult decision was made by the executive board to assure our members' health and safety after much deliberation and based upon the latest CDC, state, and federal recommendations.
We are presently working with the hotel to reschedule the Program in entirety with speakers and presenters as originally planned, for August or September. We will advise you of the dates as soon as they are known. Your registration fee will be applied to this rescheduled date. Should you be unable to attend the rescheduled meeting, we will refund your registration fee. If you are a presenter, the date for advising us that you are unable to participate in the rescheduled meeting will be 45 days from the announcement of the rescheduled date. As an attendee, the date for advising us that you are unable to attend the rescheduled meeting and need a refund is June 1, 2020. More information will follow.
For now, we urge you to contact the hotel to cancel your room reservation at least 72 hours in advance of when you were scheduled to arrive. Most major airlines are currently waiving change/cancellation fees for tickets purchased for March travel.
SNRS has made this difficult decision because we believe our purpose is to serve you, the southern region's academic and clinical nurse researchers and leaders. Unfortunately, as this unprecedented Covid-19 outbreak is not considered a 'natural disaster', our insurance policy does not reimburse us for any financial loss incurred. As a result, this decision may well have a significant adverse financial impact upon our organization and we may need to call on you to help us through difficult times to come. But it is our executive board's unanimous decision to act in an abundance of caution and protection of our most valuable resource, our members. We hope you will continue to stand beside us as we navigate these difficult times and sincerely wish each of you health.
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SNRS Executive Board:
Demetrius Porche, DNS, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN
Donna Scott-Tilley, PhD, RN, CNE
Carolyn Miller Reilly, PhD, RN, CHFN, FAHA, FAAN
Janice Agazio, PhD, CRNP, RN, FAANP, FAAN
Pamela F. Ashcraft, PhD, RN, APHN-BC
To secure your room at the Sheraton New Orleans for the 2020 Annual Conference please click here or call 1-888-627-7033 and reference SNRS. A special rate of $239 single/double (plus applicable taxes) has been arranged.
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