California Society for Histotechnology

A Continuing Education Program

CSH 2021 Symposium Notice

A message from CSH President Kathy Hardy

January 22, 2021

Happy New Year everyone,

I am sure that many of you are just as happy as I am to have 2020 in our “rear view mirror”! 2020 was like a “Train Wreck”, CSH meeting lost and rescheduled, NSH meeting lost and rescheduled and many graduations, birthday parties and family gatherings all lost due to the pandemic. My hope is that we can start to move forward with this crisis with the help of the incoming vaccines and try to get back to some semblance of normal!

I have been working with the 2021 CSH Symposium/Convention Hotel in Pleasanton since last November to make sure we are able to conduct our meeting this year. After the state of California was placed back into a shutdown for non-essential business, we realized that we were not going to be able to conduct another meeting due to the rising numbers of Covid-19. As of January 12th, 2021 the CSH Symposium/Convention has been rescheduled for 2023. Never in our history has a meeting ever been rescheduled or cancelled. To say that this pandemic has been an unprecedented event is truly an understatement!

It is my hope and prayer that we can just hit the “RESTART” button next year and have our meeting in San Diego as scheduled. With everyone doing their part both at work and at home we can all get through this pandemic and move about freely. Let us make 2021 better by working together to end the spread of Covid-19 so we can meet again with colleagues outside of our workplace to share new and wonderful ideas and news about our profession. Our newsletter will continue to share news and ideas about Histopathology. Share your thoughts and news with our editor and we can post many of these great ideas in the newsletter and on our website.

Until we meet again, stay well, stay safe and remember that we are all a large part of getting things back to a better place.

Warm regards,

Kathy Hardy, CSH President