Our hearts go out to our colleagues and friends in the Houston and Gulf Coast area as they grapple with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We've been watching the events in Texas with frustration, sympathy, and concern. The images of devastation and loss from the area have been haunting, but they have been outdone by inspiring scenes of heroism, kindness, and compassion. As practitioners who care for people with cancer, you know all too well how these realities can coexist.
We have received many inquiries about the status of the JADPRO Live at APSHO conference in November. Our planners have been in contact with the conference venue, and we understand that the properties are intact. The meeting is more than two months away, and we fully anticipate that the conference and its many auxiliary events will go on as planned. If you know the spirit and resiliency of the people of Houston, this will come as no surprise to you.
At times of crisis, communities both near and far look for ways to help those in need. Perhaps our presence in Houston will be our small part in bringing economic support to a rebuilding city. We hope our community will join us in November, not just for the benefits of the conference, but also to support our neighbors on the Gulf.