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Virginia Chapter Meeting Canceled

After careful and deliberate discussion, we have made the decision to cancel our Virginia Chapter Annual Meeting and Clinical Update scheduled for March 13-14 at Hotel Roanoke. The events surrounding COVID19 have accelerated at a dizzying pace. As late as this weekend, after consultation with both the national ACP and the Virginia Department of Health, we felt we could safely continue the conference. Only a few days later, it is now clear that such a path is unfeasible.

While this was a difficult decision for all those in our chapter who worked so hard to create a fantastic CME conference, it is clear that this decision is in the best interest of the safety of our members, their families, and the patients they serve. Continuing the meeting might put a large number of front line physicians at risk just when they are needed at a critical juncture.

In addition, many institutions have now placed travel bans on their employees, which has threatened the availability of both the speakers and attendees and making it logistically impossible to continue.

We are currently working on contingency planning and ask that you be patient as we determine the best path forward. Alternative ideas for rescheduling or obtaining the 12.5 CME credits in another format are being considered this week. Rest assured that if we are unable to reschedule, or you are unable to attend any alternative dates, you will receive a full refund of your registration fees.

We urge you to call and cancel your hotel accommodations immediately to avoid any penalty charges as there is a 48 hour cancellation policy.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ann Tennett at

William E. Fox MD FACP
Governor, ACP VA Chapter

Lisa Ellis MD MACP
Chair, Annual Meeting

Simon Lehtinen MD FACP
Co-Chair, Annual Meeting

Stuart Henochowicz MD FACP
Governor-Elect, ACP VA Chapter