Following the terrible events of Sept. 11, 2001, the PHCC board of directors and executive committee were faced with the decision of whether to continue with the Sept. 12-16 annual business meeting and convention events at the Reno Hilton in Reno, Nev.

The executive committee has decided to conduct the annual business meeting as planned, along with appropriate abbreviated seminars, the tabletop trade show and other convention activities. The convention schedule will be reformatted to accommodate speakers' needs and other factors.

President Mike Kastner said, "PHCC members have been faced with adversity before, and they are strong. Our members expect us to continue with the business of the association."

If you have additional questions, a limited number of staff members are available to take calls at 800/533-7694. The Reno Hilton's telephone number is (800)648-5080.