Most of you are likely starting to resume a few activities outside your home, but are still cautious about fully normalizing your day to day schedule. We are certainly not at the end of the road, but I am optimistic that soon we will once again be able to enjoy things like sporting events, concerts or going to the movies. As I last reported, we were eager to resume our June and August IWCI events, potentially with the addition of a virtual component. However, after much deliberation and diligence, the IWCI Board has elected to cancel the June luncheon and the August Seminar.
We appreciate the feedback many of our members provided. Although a handful were eager to attend a live event, many were not ready or allowed to by their employers. Some of our speakers also expressed concern about attending a live group event. In addition, sponsor attendance and thus, their financial support, was on shaky ground. Lastly, the costs to host a virtual event would almost double our expense and was somewhat prohibitive. Given all of these factors, the IWCI Board felt the most prudent decision was to cancel the Annual Seminar.
On an optimistic note, we have decided to reschedule the June luncheon to October. The IWCI website will be updated soon with the specific date. If you previously registered to hear Dr. Schwartz speak on “Spine – Surgical Decision Making in Work Comp”, we would ask that you remain patient as we anticipate his presentation will be just as exceptional this fall. Although cancelling the ‘big event” this summer was a very tough decision, know that we are committed to our members and need to keep everyone’s health front and center.
As disappointing as this news may seem, I would remind you that our Golf Outing is scheduled for October 2nd with a theme of “Legends in Sports”. In addition, this will be the inaugural “Coriden Cup” in honor of attorney Terry Coriden. I am assured that this year’s winners will not only have bragging rights but also their names engraved onto this trophy recognizing Terry and his years of service in the workers comp community. We are also actively planning the Holiday Party, which promises to be another great time at the Columbia Club Friday December 4th.
We will miss seeing many of you over the next couple of months but that will make our reunions in October all the more special. Thank you in advance for supporting IWCI during these unusual times.
Robert Gregori, M.D.