Letter from the President – Annual Conference

Dear Members,

I hope this finds all of you safe and healthy. My thoughts and prayers go out to those of you who have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and, most recently, by the flood waters. In these uncertain times, everyone is facing new trials related to family life, daily tasks, work and, as I’m sure we have all noticed, patient care.

The biggest challenge presented to the MICRA board was the decision regarding the annual conference. After several meetings and extensive discussion, on May 23, 2020, the MICRA board unanimously voted to cancel the 2020 MICRA Annual Educational Conference that was scheduled for October 1-2, 2020 in Grand Rapids, MI. Consideration of all the ongoing concerns with COVID-19 guided us in making the extremely difficult decision to cancel. We will continue to offer CEU opportunities to our members via the NAACCR monthly webinars, available on the MICRA website. Further, in light of cancelling the 2020 conference, we have put together a listing of additional educational opportunities, which offer CEUs. The majority of these are free.

We look forward to the 2021 Annual Conference when we can gather in person once again. As always, thank you for your support during these difficult times. I wish you all good health.


Janice Pagano, CTR
MICRA President