VPPPA has been in touch with the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the New Orleans county EMS to review evacuation and shelter-in-place procedures in regards to Hurricane Harvey. 

Currently there are no plans to cancel the Safety+ Symposium and it will continue as scheduled. The safety of our attendees is of the utmost importance and we will continue to monitor the situation and actively communicate with attendees via all mediums (email, website, social media) in the event anything changes. 


Cancellations are handled by the conference planning committee. Please write a detailed letter/email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., explaining why you are unable to attend the symposium. Please include name(s) of individual(s) who can’t attend and contact information.

The committee will review all cancellations within 20 business days after symposium. You will be notified if your cancellation is approved or denied.