Two and a half weeks before the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's fall conference in Puerto Rico, a hurricane hit, doing massive damage to the area and the hotel. Needless to say, the meeting was canceled. β€œIt would have been unpleasant at best and possibly dangerous to get people in there,” says Joyce Paschall, CMP, The Sherwood Group Inc., the Northbrook, Ill. β€” based association management group that planned the event. But the story has a happy ending. Unlike many ...

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