COVID-19 Update


MARCH 30, 2020

RISE is committed to a safe and healthy conference experience, therefore we have made the difficult but important decision to postpone The RISE National Women in Health Care Leadership Summit to Fall 2020. We appreciate your patience as we have continued to monitor and abide by guidance from the CDC. We continue to hold the safety, health, and well-being of our attendees, speakers, staff and sponsors as top priority. Postponing the conference ensures that our conference proceeds at a later date, without compromise, and we will continue to work hard behind the scenes to update the agenda and speaker lineup with exciting new topics, speakers, and other additions. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!


MARCH 23, 2020

RISE is committed to a safe and healthy conference experience and will therefore be monitoring and abiding by guidance from the CDC. Thus, we are working hard behind the scenes to make speedy decisions on our spring conferences, keeping the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff top of mind. Please rest assured that our website will be updated as soon as we have information to communicate, and all registered attendees, speakers, and sponsors will hear from us directly at that time. The RISE community is here for you during this very uncertain time. We appreciate your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you soon.


MARCH 10, 2020

The RISE National Women in Health Care Leadership Summit is proceeding as planned. We are continuing to evaluate hundreds of data points hourly to inform our risk management committee on the evolving situation related to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus. 

The safety of our attendees, speakers, and exhibitors is top priority. We are working with the Loews Coronado Bay Resort to implement important safety measures to help all attendees have a healthy conference experience including:

  • The use of disinfectant in high-traffic areas

  • More frequent wipe downs of all common touch areas, including doorknobs, lecterns, microphones, light switches, escalator rails, trash receptacles, elevator buttons, water stations, and bathroom areas

  • A significant increase in hand sanitizer stations 

  • Daily carpet sanitization in the conference areas

In addition, RISE is:

  • Specifically following the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Adhering to the travel restrictions and guidance of the U.S. Department of State.

  • Asking exhibitors to regularly disinfect & otherwise clean booth activities that are used by multiple attendees.

  • Encouraging attendees and exhibitors to follow regular CDC guidance for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses of any kind:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

    • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    • Stay in your hotel or at home when you are sick.

    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.