Important Update on the AALNC Annual Forum 2020
Our Statement on the Event Cancellation
After much review, dialogue with key stakeholders and considerable evaluation of the evolving public health situation regarding COVID-19, the AALNC Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the AALNC Forum, April 23 – 25, in Denver, Colorado.
AALNC does not take this unprecedented decision lightly. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our members, attendees, industry partners, and our staff. As nurses, we know that leading by example in the face of this health crisis is growing more important by the day. The very heart of what we do as an organization is to advance the specialty of legal nurse consulting regardless of where are in our geography around the world. We are community, and now more than ever, we encourage all of you to connect with one another as nurses, colleagues, and friends. We are proud to be known as your professional home, and together, we will support one another through this season and beyond.
If you have already registered for the event, please watch your inbox for additional communications regarding refunds. We appreciate your additional patience during this unprecedented time and will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
AALNC Board of Directors 2020
A Message from AALNC's President
Why did AALNC wait until now to cancel?
AALNC leadership has been monitoring this evolving situation and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The Board of Directors recognized that the developments around COVID-19 were changing significantly each day and the consequences of potentially displacing healthcare workers during this critical time would cause an adverse event. AALNC does not take this unprecedented decision lightly and it required coordination and counsel with AALNC’s legal team. AALNC and our members are committed to advancing the legal nurse consulting specialty and promoting this professional development practice. With this in mind, the most responsible path forward to fulfill that mission was to cancel this year’s event.
Will the AALNC Annual Forum be rescheduled to take place later this year?
There are many details and factors that go into planning an event such as the AALNC Annual Forum. Based on limited exhibitor and speaker availability and evolving situation of COVID-19, the AALNC Forum will not be rescheduled for later this year. We look forward to welcoming you to next year’s Annual Forum, April 14 - 16, 2021 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Will paid attendee registrations be refunded?
Paid conference registrations will receive a full refund in the same format that you paid. More information will be available in the coming weeks. We appreciate your patience during this time. Any further updates regarding the AALNC Annual Forum will be published on this page.
Will sponsors/partners be refunded?
The primary contact for your company will receive further information regarding processes and procedures for any refunds or credits. The primary contact for your company will receive an email communication regarding these options and next steps. We also expect new and additional sponsorship opportunities to become available as AALNC explores virtual content offering options.
Will AALNC be offering the planned conference education in another format this year?
AALNC is looking into ways we can provide the valuable content from the conference virtually to our attendees and members in the coming months. More information about these offerings will be forthcoming. All updates will be emailed and shared on our website.
How should I handle my hotel reservation if I booked through the AALNC conference hotel website/room blocks?
Please note, all reservations that were inside the AALNC forum room block at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown have been cancelled. If you made your reservation outside of the AALNC forum room block, you need to directly cancel your room reservation. AALNC is not responsible for any no-show or late cancellation fees assessed to you from the hotel.
Reservations that were inside the AALNC forum room block should be receiving a refund on any deposits. If the deposit was paid by check, it may take up to 30 days to receive a refund. For credit card payments, please expect to see the refund within the next 7 – 10 business days.
Embassy Suites Denver Downtown: (303) 592-1000
Will attendees and exhibitors be refunded for airline tickets?
AALNC is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airfare. Many carriers are offering credits due to COVID-19 and we encourage you to access these credits as soon as possible.
How will the conference cancellation impact the organization?
AALNC did not make this decision lightly. While we recognize our decision to cancel as the right one, the association’s contracts with many vendors and our host hotel require that we work in coordination with our legal counsel and insurance provider to make every effort to ensure the least possible financial loss to our organization. Due to conservative budget management and investments by AALNC leadership over the last few years, AALNC is in a healthy state financially to sustain an unpredictable outcome such as this that is beyond anyone’s control. We will provide additional communication to the members as it relates to impact of the future, should it be necessary. We ask for your patience as we work through the process.
When is the Annual Forum 2021?
The Annual Forum 2021 will take place April 14-17, 2021 at the Omni Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.
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