The following is a statement from the National Hemophilia Foundation regarding their annual meeting.
The National Hemophilia Foundation鈥檚 priority has always been the health and safety of the bleeding disorders community. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, it is clear that in the face of an unprecedented situation, we need to make difficult decisions to protect the health of our community and staff. NHF will host the 2020 Bleeding Disorders Conference virtually in order to keep our community safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. By creating a virtual environment for the 2020 Bleeding Disorders Conference, we will make the experience consistent with the top-level education you are used to receiving from NHF.
The virtual Bleeding Disorders Conference will be held Saturday, Aug. 1聽through Saturday, Aug. 8. For questions regarding the event, registration or refunds, we will have updated information on our 2020 Bleeding Disorders Conference website next week. Our staff is working tirelessly to develop the most engaging ways to bring education to each of you. We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors for their support of this decision.
One of the greatest strengths of the bleeding disorders community is our ability to adapt and reinvent ourselves when needed. NHF will work diligently to bring the 2020 Bleeding Disorders Conference to you, in the safety of your own home.
Thank you and please stay tuned for more developments.
Dr. Leonard Valentino
President and CEO, National Hemophilia Foundation