MSHA 2020 Convention NOW MSHA Online Conference 2020 Update:
Hello MSHA Members and Guests! As many of you are aware, COVID-19 made it necessary for us to cancel our face-to-face convention “Catching up on the Coast” that was scheduled to be in Biloxi, Mississippi, on April 6-8, 2020. Prior emails have documented our goal of reassessing our agenda and moving to MSHA’s first-ever online conference.
We are happy to say that the date has now been set for MAY 18-30, 2020!
That is TWO whole weeks to access all the great presentations from our group of esteemed speakers educating you from across Mississippi and beyond.
This is a new adventure for MSHA and our top priority!! We wanted to make sure our members (and potential future members) had access to CEUs before the summer rolls around. Our conference committee is busy trying to prepare and change gears to make this happen for YOU.
Many of you have contacted us and said you wanted to keep your registration for the online transition. We are so glad you decided to do this as you will now be able to get even more CEUs. So, what do you need to do NOW? Keep watching your email!! During the first week of May, we will email you ALL the information you will need to access the online MSHA conference which is now scheduled for MAY 18-30, 2020.
If you decided to cancel your registration when the Biloxi conference was sidelined… it’s not too late! You could sign up again and re-register on the MSHA website. If you never signed up for the original conference in the first place, YOU TOO can still sign up on the MSHA website under CONFERENCE.
When you register on the MSHA website you can choose to sign up for the pre-conference only, full conference only (all speakers except pre-conference), or BOTH where you can watch it all! Check out our website for the current speakers and their abstracts. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer the single-day conference rate any longer due to the nature of the online platform. The new online format will give you much more flexibility and allow you to access ALL the programs that you wish, AND you can watch them as your schedule allows. No more difficult choices so you will have flexibility at its finest!
As you can imagine, it takes a lot of work to completely change directions and get a virtual conference set up. We so very much appreciate your patience. Tell all your friends a NEW option for CEUs is now available and enjoy Catching Up and Connecting with MSHA in 2020. More to come so please STAY TUNED!
Carrie Smith, Conference Co-Chair
Josie Alston, Conference Co-Chair