Annual Meeting & Expo 2020

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To our NYSAND Community:

Recent developments with respect to the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and concern for our community’s safety have led the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to make the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo. 

Over the last week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for New York State as the number of coronavirus cases in the State has risen to 328, which includes two cases in Saratoga County. 

Many companies are restricting travel or have asked employees to work from home. In the coming weeks the uncertainty and potential travel restrictions may severely impact our ability to deliver the full value of what this conference has become to the NYS dietetics community. NYSAND’s top concern is the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, colleagues and exhibitors.

Given these circumstances and our goal to deliver a quality program to our community, we have made the decision to cancel the event.

How should I handle my travel to the meeting?

Flight, train or bus arrangements should be canceled by the individual that made the reservation. Please refer to your travel provider policies regarding any cancellation fees.

How should I handle my hotel reservation?

All attendees are responsible for cancelling their own reservation. Please refer to your hotel confirmation to cancel directly with the hotel.

What should I do about my registration for the AME?

All attendee registrations will be issued a full refund in the next four to six weeks via the original method of payment. Please contact the NYSAND Central Office if you would be interested in donating your attendee registration, full or partial, to offset the cost the association will incur from the cancellation.

Any questions and concerns should be directed to the NYSAND Central Office - [email protected] or 518-320-7413

Thank you to our AME Committee, Sponsors, Exhibitors, Attendees, Speakers and Colleagues for your hard work and dedication this past year planning AME 2020.

Thank you and stay healthy,

The NYSAND Board of Directors