The Integrative Healthcare Symposium, scheduled to take place Sept. 18-20, 2021 at the Hilton Midtown in New York City, has been canceled. The decision was made after the organizers learned that, due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the New York Hilton Midtown temporarily suspended operations and could not guarantee it would be open in time to host the 2021 event.
The 2021 edition of the Integrative Healthcare Symposium was originally scheduled for Jan. 14-16. Event organizers announced earlier this year that it would be postponed to May 2-4, before postponing again to Sept. 18-20. Event organizers said every effort was made to host an in-person event in 2021.
The 2022 edition of the Integrative Healthcare Symposium will proceed as scheduled from Feb. 17-19, 2022, at the Hilton Midtown in New York City, and feature Andrew Weil, MD, as the keynote speaker. The conference will follow the same date pattern as in previous years, with a pre-conference on Wednesday, Feb. 16 and a conference program and exhibit hall opening on Thursday, Feb. 17 and ending Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.
“We were looking forward to hosting an in-person event for our integrative health care community and worked diligently over the past several months seeking ways to make the September 2021 edition happen safely,” said Liz Plizga, Diversified Communications group vice president. “We are now focused completely on preparing for 2022 and we can’t wait to bring our integrative health care community back together next year in New York.”
New York City officials lifted most COVID-19 restrictions in mid-June, as 70% of adult New Yorkers had received at least the first dose of the vaccination. Earlier this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced New York City would require at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for a variety of settings, including indoor dining, gyms, and performances, a push to put pressure on people to get vaccinated and allow businesses to remain open.
For more information on the Integrative Healthcare Symposium and the 2022 conference, visit: ihsymposium.com