As the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic has escalated, we have decided to cancel this year's Piper Sandler Heartland Summit, which had been scheduled for June 18, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While disappointed, we know that this is a small loss among the extraordinary measures being taken to control the spread of this virus. As stakeholders in healthcare, we also recognize our unique responsibility to lead through an abundance of caution in these uncertain times.

We look forward to reconvening the Heartland Summit in 2021 where pandemic response, among other critical healthcare issues, will surely be a discussion topic.