Association Pivots Again to Virtual Conference After Hurricane Ian
The pandemic has given us plenty of experience with changing plans
This weekend, the Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies (AABB) will host a virtual conference it has long had on its schedule. Thanks to a hurricane, though, it will be a much different event than what was originally planned.
In late September, AABB was set to host its first in-person annual meeting since 2019 in Orlando, Florida. A week before the opening date, however, news reports about Hurricane Ian making landfall were looking ominous, and staff and board members were hustling to determine if the show could go on.
"Coming off of two pandemic cancellations, no one wanted to cancel this meeting," said AABB CEO Debra BenAvram, FASAE, CAE.
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