The 2020 ATIXA West Coast Annual Conference

**CANCELLED**

Since our email following the state of emergency declaration in California last week, the ATIXA staff has continued to monitor and discuss the rapidly developing situation regarding the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. Based on the most current information, our leadership has reluctantly decided to CANCEL the West Coast Annual Conference, March 30-April 4. Registrants have been notified to allow them as much advance notice as possible regarding canceling any airline, lodging, or car rental reservations.

As you can imagine, this decision was reached only after careful deliberation. However, it was one we had to make once the CDC advised against attending large meetings and strongly recommended that those over 60 and with health concerns in particular not attend such meetings and, in fact, not travel if at all possible. We also were influenced by the cancellation of other large meetings in the fields of education, medicine, entertainment, and finance.

We will work to incorporate the session content of our keynote, featured, concurrent, and roundtable presenters into the East Coast Annual Conference, as well as into future ATIXA events.

We hope you understand why we felt the need to prioritize the health and safety of all. We’ll look forward to seeing one another at the Denver Training & Certification Courses or the East Coast Annual Conference this year. We hope that you and the organizations you represent will weather this crisis with minimal effect and maximum health and safety.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at conference@atixa.org or call 610-644-7858.