Phoenix World Burn Congress (WBC) is the world’s largest gathering of the burn community, connecting attendees with support, resources, and each other.
The health and safety of our attendees and community is our top priority. Due to the global spread of the coronavirus, many travel restrictions and government regulations have been put in place. A state of emergency currently exists in all 50 states, as well as significant government orders requiring individuals to shelter in place in many states including both Michigan and Rhode Island. Additionally, both states currently have indefinitely suspended large gatherings and air travel has been significantly interrupted.
We also received notification that the Rhode Island Convention Center has been converted into a field hospital, leased by the state through October 31, 2020 and will be unavailable for events until at least November 1, 2020 – which would make holding the congress in Providence impossible this year.
The Omni Providence cancellation policy allows guests to cancel up to 48-hours prior to their check-in. Please contact the hotel directly at (401) 598-8000 to cancel your reservation.
Most major airlines are waiving their usual flight change fees and offering flexible rebooking options - for more information, please contact your airline directly. Nearly all itineraries can also be changed online.
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Currently, our team is focusing on opportunities for 2020. When we have more information to share, we will communicate any updates via our monthly newsletter and social media.
Tune in on Monday, May 4th for a Facebook Live – Executive Director Amy Acton and I will go live at 12 pm EST to answer your questions and hear your thoughts.
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