A Message from Conference Chair, Dr. Sara Johnson
If we haven’t had a chance to meet yet, I’m Sara Johnson Chair of the Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference. And I was really looking forward to seeing all of you later this month in Hilton Head. But I’m afraid it’s going to be a little longer before we can be together in person. After very careful and thoughtful consideration, we have come to the decision that the 2021 Art & Science Conference will be fully virtual.
Six months ago, when we began making these plans we thought surely we would be in the clear. But to paraphrase Dr. Fauci, “We don’t set the timeline – the virus sets the timeline.” And even with the extensive mitigation protocols we had in place, given current trends, we believe that it is our role and obligation to lead by example in making responsible choices.
But you know, probably better than most, how important it is to keep moving forward, for ourselves and for those we serve and support. There are so many other issues amid and beyond the pandemic that need our attention and our action. We have an amazing faculty prepared to bring you their thoughtful, inspiring presentations and discussions. Our conference team is working on a revised agenda to bring all of that to you, and they’ll have more details for you about the program schedule and your registration soon. In the meantime, please keep September 29, 30 and October 1 blocked off on your calendar.
Thank you so much for taking this journey with us. I’m really looking forward to seeing you soon.
Sara S. Johnson, PhD
Chair, Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference