The IATR leadership has decided that the organization’s Austin conference (September 24-27, 2017) will go on, despite the effects of hurricane Harvey in the state of Texas. “We know many have been calling and asking about the status of the conference, and we apologize for not re-confirming sooner”, IATR wrote to its members. “We needed some time to assess the situation on the ground to reconfirm whether and how to move forward. While Austin was not hit by the Hurricane directly, many of our regulatory colleagues in Austin, Houston and elsewhere are very involved in the relief efforts for the State of Texas.”
IATR said it may be modifying some of its activities and events to be respectful and appropriate given the losses suffered in Texas, and further details will be forthcoming in the next week. “However, the educational program and conference format will not change, just the networking and ceremonial events. Also, we are working closely with the Mayor’s Office of the City of Austin to identify volunteer opportunities for IATR conference attendees to participate in, together as a group effort, as part of our time in Texas. Coordinated volunteer activities and opportunities to help will be communicated to IATR members shortly in a separate communication.”
• IATR’s 30th Anniversary Conference in Austin will go on.