We are making the health and well-being of our Symposium attendee’s our top priority. After carefully considering updated advice from Louisville Metro Government and the University of Louisville, we will be canceling, and rescheduling Moving Beyond Isolated Systems Symposium.
We are working with the Speaker’s and the venues to identify a rescheduled date and will provide you with updated information on the website. Announcements via email will also be sent to all registered attendees with updated status of the Symposium changes.
We look forward to welcoming you to Moving Beyond Isolated Systems in Louisville in the upcoming future.
Regarding travel reimbursement, we anticipate full reimbursement or redistribution to the rescheduled date and will be working with everyone on those issues as needed. We appreciate your understanding and patience in these unusual circumstances.
Those awarded scholarships will be transferred to the rescheduled date.
Moving Beyond Isolated Systems
On behalf of the Program Committee
Frequently Asked Questions for Attendees
Are there any cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kentucky?
To date, there are currently six cases of individuals testing positive for COVID-19. All three are in medical facilities under isolation. Only one of these cases are in Jefferson County, Kentucky (host venue county).
What countries are our speakers from?
There are currently four countries represented by our speaker panel; Switzerland, Austria, Canada, and The United States. All of these countries have active reports of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.
Where are the attendees traveling from?
Currently there are attendees registered from the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. All of these countries have active reports of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.
What are the general health recommendations during Moving Beyond Isolated Systems as a result of the novel coronavirus?
The following guidelines are set out by the WHO and the CDC:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
What steps is Moving Beyond Isolated Systems taking to help build confidence among participants?
· Hand sanitizer stations will be available at key points throughout the convention center particularly in high-trafficked areas. We encourage all attendees to stay informed on the basic protective measures the public can take, such as the ones listed by the WHO.
· This year, our meeting will be handshake free to minimize the potential transmission of any illness.
· We will ensure that medical care is readily available to address immediate healthcare concerns of attendees.
· We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to follow health and safety guidelines as advised by appropriate and relevant authorities.
Does Moving Beyond Isolated Systems have recommended travel and health safety tips for me to consider prior to arriving in Louisville?
· Attendees should not travel to Moving Beyond Isolated Systems if they are feeling unwell.
· Attendees should monitor the U.S. Department of State travel notices, https://www.travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvirories/traveladvisories.html/ and the WHO https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/travel-advice prior to their departure.
What are the first signs of infection of coronavirus?
Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, and difficulty breathing. Difficulty breathing is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention. It can take up to 14 days for symptoms to show after a person has been infected.
What if I have concerns about recent development of symptoms on-site?
Members of our Planning Committee will be at the registration desk through the duration of the symposium; please report all concerns ASAP.
What happens if a positive diagnosis occurs at the event or venue?
If an attendee is diagnosed at the venue, we will work with the relevant authorities to ensure an informed, safe and calm response is issued to all attendees, and appropriate measures carried out.
Where can I find more information?