The NAM was cosponsoring with the DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance a conference next Monday and Tuesday in Hollywood, Fla., the “Integrated Care Summit.” Hurricane Ike is seriously threatening the area, hence this announcement from DMAA:DMAA Postpones The Forum 08, Integrated Care Summit
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Sept. 5, 2008-Due to the potential threat to life and property Hurricane Ike now poses to South Florida, DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance has decided to postpone its Sept. 7 to 8 annual meeting, The Forum 08, and the Sept. 8 to 10 Integrated Care Summit. Although we regret the inconvenience this might cause our registered attendees and supporters, we believe the safety and welfare of our attendees must take priority in the decision on whether to move forward with these events.
As of the 11 a.m. forecast, Ike was on a five-day track toward the southern tip of Florida as a dangerous Category 4 storm. Additionally, computer models of the storm’s track appear to be coalescing around a South Florida landfall for Ike late Tuesday, Sept. 9, or early Wednesday, Sept. 10. This timing would not only place the personal welfare of our attendees in jeopardy but also severely disrupt travel from Hollywood, Fla., the site of our events.
We will remain in contact throughout the next several days regarding status of attendee registrations for the Forum, the Summit and our pre- and post-conference symposia. Exhibitors and Sponsors also will receive information soon on the status of their investments in the Forum and Summit.
DMAA will immediately begin the process for finding an alternative site for The Forum 08 and Integrated Care Summit and will keep you informed with regular updates on that initiative. Questions or concerns may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 737-5980. Please understand that due to the expected volume of feedback regarding this decision, you may not receive an immediate response to your query.
We’ve poked fun at the overreaction hereabouts to Tropical Storm Hanna, but Ike is certainly nothing to scoff at.
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