We are nearing the end of this historic year and looking to 2021 with hope. 2020 has tested us in ways few of us could have imagined. The pandemic and its impact have been unique, requiring all of us to think and act in new ways. Everywhere, people adapted to new ways of staying connected and IL AAHAM was no different. We appreciate the support from our members, corporate partners and speakers as we pivoted to virtual education. Thanks to your support, we were able to maintain strong member engagement while providing relevant content.

During this rapidly changing year, your Board of Directors remained committed to providing accessible, high quality education. It became a privilege to offer our membership virtual education via monthly webinars and conferences, as well as on-demand education.

As we say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021, knowing that things may not return to the “normal” we knew for several more months, we have hope in science, medicine and technology. With determination and the abundance of perseverance that exists within our field I know that we will achieve positive things and return safely to our “normal”. Such as the way we treat and appreciate others with consistency and fairness, vast improvements in technology however maybe a few less Zoom Meetings :-).

As we boldly approach 2021, IL AAHAM is here with you as we recover and rebuild from this year. Words cannot express the appreciation for your strength, dedication and collaboration to bring light during this year of uncertainty. We are excited and hopeful for in person meetings; however we will be prepared to provide you with education via any platform necessary to meet your needs. We sincerely thank you for your membership, without you there is no IL AAHAM.

Wishing you a safe and joyous holiday season!

All my best,
Vanessa Haydon
IL AAHAM President