After carefully considering the emerging evidence as well as our responsibility to our conference participants and the local communities they serve, the NAPNAP Executive Board has made the decision to cancel the 41st National Conference on Pediatric Health Care scheduled for March 25-28 in Long Beach, Calif.
Registration refunds will be processed within 15 days after the event date. We will be in contact with conference registrants and exhibit partners with specific information in the next three weeks regarding cancellation transactions. You do not need to contact the national office to submit written cancellation requests per our standard policy from this point forward. For those whose cancellation requests were previously processed, our staff team will be refunding the $50 cancellation fee in the coming weeks. No registrant will be assessed any event cancellation fees. Book purchases will not be refunded. NAPNAP has purchased books based upon orders received through registration, and upon receipt of these books, NAPNAP will be shipping these items directly to the registrant.
We will follow our strategic plan by leveraging innovative technologies to explore options that deliver as many of our planned high quality, evidence-based conference sessions as possible via a virtual conference platform later this spring or summer. We are actively seeking a more immediate opportunity to share valuable certification review course content with those who registered in preparation for upcoming certification exams. Our goal is to find innovative and cost-effective solutions to provide our conference participants with an engaging online experience that incorporates many of the components that make our conference so successful. We will continue to update all 2020 conference participants and NAPNAP members on our plans through our website and digital communications.
Given the current situation with COVID-19, many airlines have already put out messaging to alert their passengers about opportunities to cancel flights or receive a credit for a flight reservation. You will need to call your flight carrier to speak directly with their team about your reservation.
If you were staying in the NAPNAP hotel room block, you need to call the hotel directly to cancel your reservation. Reservations cancelled more than 72 hours prior to check-in will not be charged.
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Thank you for your patience and understanding over the last few days as the Executive Board and staff analyzed evolving data and information so that they could make the best possible informed decision.