Late Friday, 13 March, Pentagon officials announced a total domestic travel ban for all troops, civilian personnel and their families until 11 May in an effort to limit their potential exposure to the coronavirus. We understand the effort to flatten the curve of this crisis through social distancing, and the actions so many organizations have taken in cancelling large events and gatherings. ASMC chapter presidents have cancelled several chapter level regional and mini-Professional Development Institutes (PDI) that were scheduled to be conducted over the next month or two.
However, since our ASMC National PDI is not scheduled to begin in Nashville until 27 May, 2020, we continue to cautiously plan for its conduct as scheduled. Thus far, over 1100 individuals have registered and reserved their hotel room for this valuable annual training event. Over 250 speakers will be ready to present planned Mini-courses and workshops in the event the situation significantly improves to the extent travel restrictions are lifted and large group gatherings are permissible without risk. We will continue to monitor updates on a daily basis. By mid to late April, we should know whether the crisis will be sufficiently under control to be able to safely conduct National PDI.
Should the crisis continue, such that we will need to cancel PDI, ASMC will fully refund all registration and housing fees paid with no penalty.
We appreciate your loyalty and support, and are doing all we can to continue to move this outstanding program forward. Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at ASMC.