March 03, 2020

Emerging Issues in Healthcare Conference Being Held March 11-14 in San Diego

The American Bar Association Health Law Section is looking forward to our upcoming 21st Annual Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference being held March 11-14, 2020 at the Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. This year’s conference promises to bring innovative solutions, coupled with practical, real-world improvement strategies, to help you work more efficiently and effectively with your clients.

The Health Law Section would like to address the thought uppermost in the minds of many coming to EMI – the coronavirus. Please know that our staff is closely monitoring developments in California and the San Diego area. The latest information is being shared by the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) and Visit San Diego, in consultation with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the California Department of Health and city officials. We’ve established a contact at SDCC so that we can receive any future updates that may occur during EMI.

All entities recommend using everyday precautions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. In addition:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

In addition, the Grant Hyatt is instituting enhanced protocols to help ensure the well-being of all guests.

Enhanced protocols have been implemented at the hotel, including greater frequency of cleaning high touch point areas such as elevator buttons, doorknobs, and public areas as well as increasing the number of hand sanitizing stations in high traffic areas and meeting spaces. Additionally, we are continuing to follow procedures for the deep cleaning of guestrooms and meeting spaces and are strongly encouraging all colleagues and guests to wash their hands frequently throughout the day.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Section’s Director, Simeon Carson (simeon.carson@americanbar.org).