Q: Is this event still happening?
A: Yes. In compliance with the reopening procedures outlined by the Indiana governor and the City of Indianapolis, we expect to be able to hold MWHCEC 2020 in-person this fall. We hope to see you there and celebrate the hard work healthcare engineers are doing to keep all of us safe.
Q: Will there be any changes to the event this year?
A: Yes. As a result of COVID-19, several changes have been made to MWHCEC. This year’s schedule has been adjusted to minimize the amount of time engineers will be out of their facilities. The event will now run Monday, Oct. 12-Tuesday, Oct. 13. Because the event will be two days instead of three, pricing has been reduced accordingly.
The health and safety of our attendees and exhibitors is our number one priority. We will follow public health guidelines for events of this nature, in particular those of the World Health Organization and the Indiana State Department of Health.
We are working closely with all vendors, including the Indiana Convention Center, to enact any new guidelines regarding social distancing, cleaning, sanitizing, PPE requirements, etc. during the event and will communicate that information as we know more.
Q: What happens if the event is cancelled?
A: If a stay-at-home order forces the event to be cancelled, all attendees and exhibitors will receive a full refund.
Q: What is MWHCEC doing to ensure the safety of attendees?
A: We understand that some people may be concerned about public gatherings, and some companies are putting corporate travel restrictions into place. Anyone who is unable to attend due to government imposed travel restrictions will be eligible for a full refund.
Q: Will there be a virtual component of this conference?
A: We are exploring the option of a virtual component, but know that some content lends itself best to an in-person setting. We continue to monitor this situation and will provide updates as they become available on mwhcec.org.
Q: How can I help?
A: We know hospital budgets have been hit hard, and that many engineers will have to pay out of pocket to attend. We are offering a new Sponsor an Attendee program to assist these workers. Learn more.