Why did AHA decide to cancel the 2020 IFDHE National Leadership and Education Conference?
In light of the latest COVID-19 developments and CDC recommendations, AHA has canceled the IFDHE National Leadership and Education Conference scheduled for June 17-19 in Cleveland, as well as affiliated events. At this unprecedented time, health care and community leaders must remain onsite caring for patients and communities, while also supporting employees and staff, including front-line practitioners.
Will I get my registration fees back?
Anyone who has registered for the conference will receive a full refund. No action is required. Registrants will receive confirmation receipts via email within 14 business days.
What about my hotel and travel reservations?
ATTENDEES: If you booked a hotel room with the conference block at the Hilton or Marriott, your reservation will be automatically canceled and you will receive notification later this week. If you booked outside of this block, you are responsible for canceling the hotel reservations. Please also cancel any other travel plans such as flights and dining reservations.
STAFF: If you made flight reservations through AHA’s American Express travel center, you must cancel your own reservation, and a credit will be applied to your profile.
Will materials and virtual sessions be made available?
With the world rightly focused on fighting COVID-19, IFDHE will not be releasing conference materials at this time. We are committed to providing important advocacy information necessary for the health care field. Please look for opportunities from AHA and IFDHE to receive information both virtually and at future in-person meetings. And know that AHA will continue to keep the field informed of the latest updates and resources on COVID-19.
I made group dinner reservations during the annual meeting. Are those cancelled for me?
If you have made dining reservations at the hotel or other venues, please call and cancel directly with those places at your earliest convenience.
What is the AHA doing to support COVID 19 efforts?
The AHA is helping hospitals and health systems work with their communities to respond to COVID-19 locally by providing daily updates on COVID-19 activity and actionable resources. Stay connected and get all the latest information here.
The AHA also announced a national initiative to secure millions of masks for health care workers, including physicians, nurses and caregivers treating COVID-19 patients and at greater risk due to the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment. The effort will facilitate private sector partnerships to address these shortages in the fight against COVID-19. Click here for more information on how to support the 100 Million Mask Challenge.