As you are already aware, the HEAL Association National Conference scheduled for April 15-17, 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Please read to the bottom of this email, as there will be important information regarding:

  • New Conference Dates
  • Registration and Refunds for Current Registrants
  • Speaker Information
  • HEAL Annual Business Meeting
  • HEAL Executive Board Elections
Thank you for your patience as we have been trying to navigate through these unprecedented times.
New dates for the conference have been secured!
SAVE THE DATE: October 19-21, 2020 
The planning committee will be contacting all speakers for the current program to confirm availability/interest in participating in the October dates. We hope the content for the October dates will be similar, but realize that there may be some changes. As such, the registration will re-open for the new dates in the coming weeks. Watch your inbox and social media for that announcement.
Current Registrants

If you have already registered for the 2020 conference, we would like to provide you with a few options regarding your registration fees.

Option 1: Roll your registration and registration fees to the October 19-21, 2020 conference dates

Option 2: Cancel your registration for the 2020 HEAL conference and receive a refund for the registration fees that have been paid

There is a form available on the HEAL website for you to complete, which will inform the executive board of your choice regarding your registration.  A member of the executive board will process your request within a week of it being received. If you have any questions, please email us at

CLICK HERE to select registration fee option.


Our intent is to maintain the same content/programming for the October conference. Accepted speakers will not need to resubmit proposals. Your existing presentation will still be considered accepted and will remain on the new conference schedule.

Please use the link below to complete a presentation interest survey.  This form is not a commitment, simply a way to assess the interest of speakers moving forward.  Please complete this survey by Friday, March 20, 2020.

Annual Business Meeting
Save the Date:
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 12:00pm EDT

The HEAL Annual Business meeting will occur virtually. Additional details and login information will be announced in early April.

Executive Board Elections

In accordance with our Code of Regulations, HEAL must conduct an annual meeting and election of the Executive Board.  The HEAL Association will hold a virtual meeting on Friday, April 17, 2020, 12:00PM EDT.  The Executive Board election will be held via proxy ballot.

Proxy Ballot

The proxy ballot will be a form that is accessed from the HEAL website.  Please use the Vote Now button below to learn more about the election and the candidates. You will be able to access the proxy ballot from this page.

Proxy ballots must be cast by Friday, April 10, 2020, 5:00PM EDT.