After much thoughtful consideration and assessing the needs of our attendees, presenters and sponsors during this very difficult and uncertain time, Planetree International has decided to cancel the 2020 International Conference on Person-Centered Care, which was to be held October 18-21, New Orleans.
The annual conference is always a highlight of our year and we cherish the time spent as a community learning, celebrating and growing together. Though we will not be able to do this in person in October, we also know that this community and what we can accomplish together is not about a specific place, a specific event or a specific moment in time.
The learning, celebrating and growing will absolutely carry on throughout the rest of this year and well into the future. In the coming months, we will continue to offer webinars on important and timely topics. We will engage members and clients to share their successes and challenges in these programs and through the member community on My Planetree. And we will use technology to come together in celebration of the momentous accomplishments of healthcare organizations that have achieved Person-Centered Care Certification® against the backdrop of a pandemic, as well as Person-Centered Care Fellows Class of 2020.
And when the time is right, we look forward to meeting in person again to share our stories, celebrate our triumphs, network with our peers from across the globe and teach each other the very valuable lessons we have learned in the field. We are in this together and together we will be stronger and wiser when we next come together – in Anaheim, California, October 31st – November 3rd at the 2021 International Conference on Person-Centered Care.
In the meantime, know that Planetree International remains committed to our audience. We have dedicated ourselves to providing tools and resources to address your challenges and questions about how to maintain a person-centered culture during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit our website for more information: https://www.planetree.org/person-centered-pandemic-resources
Stay safe and we will meet again soon!
The Planetree Staff