“Yes, this was the most difficult crisis I have faced in 26 years of association and convention management. But, I've been strengthened by the fact that our team did it.” Nancy L. Elder, CAE, is reflecting on her experience postponing her annual meeting from October to December 2001, due to the terrorist attacks. In “Grace Under Pressure,” (MM, December 2001, page 44), we reported on ASM's decision to postpone — rather than cancel — the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and ...

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