Chanannait Paisansathan, MD, MHA
Spring is around the corner, isn’t it?
I am writing this message amid the humanitarian crisis. Unfortunately, despite what happens throughout human civilization, it seems like some still are capable of committing and repeating the pattern of cruelty and destruction. Our heart goes to our colleagues at the front line of the war, doing their best to save lives. Although this time, countless civilian lives that could be saved are not what we had encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic- the war is tragic and unacceptable. Nevertheless, I have observed that our world has come together during the pandemic. Despite the fact that we have not entirely recovered from the COVID, it seems that the ending of the long pandemic is near grasp. Similarly, I trust that our fear was not as powerful as our courage, and democratic beliefs and way of life eventually prevailed.
Spring is around the corner, no matter what the groundhog predictions! During the winter in December, SNACC has been through a significant change, particularly in our business affairs. We retained the new management company, IMI Association Executives. I would like to welcome Ms. Linda Owens, the owner and president of IMI, and Ms. Lee Claassen, our SNACC Executive Director. SNACC and ICPNT are looking forward to the great relationship, commitment, and growth. We have streamlined the processes, including the ICPNT business, membership database, and communication. Currently, we have completed a full transition phase. I appreciate our members’ understanding and patience during the transition. I welcome any comments or suggestions on how we can serve the members better. Please let us know.
Lastly, this year is the 50th SNACC Anniversary year. Finally, we will have the opportunity to host the annual in-person meeting, just in time for a celebration. It has been a long waiting. I like to invite everyone to come. Please reserve the date on your calendar. The 50th Annual meeting will be on September 8-11, 2022, at Grand Hyatt Seattle, Washington.
Thank you, and see you soon in Seattle.