Announcement from our WCAN President
Nebraska Work Comp Symposium Supporters,
As I write this, our highly valued team of volunteers would normally be working hard to plan another successful Workers’ Compensation Symposium, scheduled for October 22nd and 23rd of 2020 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Nebraska. Instead we have been working from home, social distancing, wearing face masks, and have quickly transitioned from not only being parents, but also teachers. These unforeseen times have quickly made us realize how important each and every one of you are to our industry and our future, as advocates for safety and health.
We were hopeful until recently that the Nebraska Work Comp Symposium in October could proceed safety, however, recent Directive Health Measures suggest otherwise. Some have been told not to expect to return to their offices anytime in the near future, and organizations are continuing with travel bans and limiting exposure to large groups, understandably so. Given this pandemic has been very fluent and unknown, the logistics of safely having a large group congregate in person simply seems unsafe and unrealistic.
We are all leaders in promoting safety in the workplace, and should not be willing to risk anyone’s health and safety. With that, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Symposium. The 2021 Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Symposium has been scheduled for October 21 to 22, 2021 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In addition, previously scheduled Educational Luncheons have been cancelled, which includes the August 19, 2020 luncheon scheduled at Anthony’s Steakhouse in Omaha, Nebraska. In order to still fulfill our mission to provide educational opportunities, we are scheduling three virtual luncheons over the next few months. These virtual luncheons will be hosted online September 16th, October 14th and November 18th beginning at 12:00pm. Legal and Case Management continuing education credits will be offered, without the risk of exposure to large groups. Information for these virtual luncheons will be posted on our Website in the coming weeks.
Please stay safe, be kind, be responsible and look after each other. We are looking forward to the time when we can get back together and see everyone’s smiling faces.