A few months ago, we were planning to be spending the summer putting the finishing touches on planning for the biggest Virginia Meeting to-date along with a 150th anniversary celebration in Norfolk.
Instead, we’re working with the ADA to deliver more than 25,000 face masks to members, assisting members with labor and employment and practice management questions as they navigate their return to work, and fighting to ensure that all members have the support they need to keep their practices afloat in this time of uncertainty.
While dentists in Virginia have been able to resume seeing patients since the beginning of May, the Commonwealth is not yet allowing meetings of the size and scope of the Virginia Meeting to occur. Considering the burden on our members of catching up with patients, the feedback you provided in the April survey, and, most of all, the safety of all of our members, the Council on Sessions and the VDA Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the Virginia Meeting for 2020.
We will be sharing information soon about holding the 2020 House of Delegates in a way that allows full participation, and we will be continuing to offer relevant, high quality CE and networking opportunities online for our members.
I hope you’ll join us in looking forward to the 2021 Virginia Meeting in Williamsburg. In the meantime, please reach out to Megan Wyman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about the Virginia Meeting.
Ryan L. Dunn
VDA Executive Director