An Important Announcement from NASCSA:
Important Note: In order provide for ongoing interaction and information sharing on key issues, NASCSA will be hosting frequent webinars for members throughout the year. For Dates and Speakers please Click Here to proceed to our Webinar Page of our website.
The 2020 NASCSA Annual Conference and Covid-19
July 2, 2020
After careful consideration of the COVID-19 situation , and taking into consideration feedback from members, the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities (NASCSA) have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s in-person annual conference this October. While this was a tough decision, we agreed that holding the conference does not warrant placing our members and valued sponsors at high-risk of contracting the disease and spreading it to their colleagues and loved ones after they return home.
Instead of an in-person meeting, the Program Committee, in consultation with the Executive Committee will instead be holding an abbreviated conference/business session virtually in October. As with many organizations we are having to shift to face the changing world since the pandemic hit, however we will be launching a series of monthly webinars on issues of importance to NASCSA’s members and others interested in controlled substances and prescription monitoring programs.
Over the next month we will be communicating additional details to ensure we stay connected and educated during these unprecedented times. We appreciate your understanding, and please watch for our emails announcing exciting new details. Stay well and be safe!
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