Coronavirus Symposium Updates & Resources

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Symposium Update March 17, 2020

We have received some inquiries from symposium registrants about how our plans are evolving in light of the emerging public health concerns posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). IASI is closely monitoring updates from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the situation in communities where cases of the virus have been confirmed. 

Hotel Reservations

We share in everyone's disappointment that we will not be meeting in Portland as planned this March. Following are a few updates we are sharing with all attendees...

We realize you have many priorities right now in your personal and professional lives as we navigate through the impact of the Coronavirus. In an effort to take one item off of your list, we have connected with the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel to confirm that all guest room reservations booked under the IASI room block have been automatically canceled on your behalf.

Once a new date is decided upon for the postponed Symposium, attendees will be invited to reserve a room with an updated link. If you still intend to travel to Portland for the original March dates, you are welcome to call the hotel at (503) 281-2500 to re-book your reservation.

Postponement Announcement

Based on close monitoring of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reports, recent health recommendations, and out of concern for Symposium attendees, partners, and speakers, the IASI Executive Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the event.

We are working to minimize any inconvenience this postponement causes you as a registrant and appreciate your patience as we arrange to reschedule the 2020 Symposium. We hope to announce the new date for the event soon.

We are committed to keeping you informed and will continue to share updates about COVID-19 as it pertains to IASI members and Symposium attendees.

Again, thank you for your patience as our team works through this uncharted territory.

Best regards,
IASI Executive Committee

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations of registration may be made through Monday, February 24, 2020. Registrants will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations after Monday, February 24, 2020. The registrant can substitute another attendee no later than Monday, February 24, 2020. All requests must be submitted in writing via email to [email protected].

Due to our rescheduling plans the IASI will not be taking requests for cancellation and/or refund at this time. We will be revisiting this after a new date for the event has been secured. Thank you once more for your patience.

For more up-to-date information, visit the following websites:

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention