Q: Why is the SCHC 2021 Annual Meeting not an in-person or hybrid event?

A: We would have loved to hold an in-person Annual Meeting in 2021. Planning started for the meeting with a focus on an in-person gathering. However, in the first few months of 2021 it became apparent that many SCHC members were unsure whether their companies would permit them to travel to an in-person conference. Decisions regarding our conference venue contract had to be made with the best available information. In the best interests of all of our members, we decided to hold the meeting virtually.  We are committed to holding an event with world-class programming and we hope you'll join us!

Be a part of the planning! We’re gathering input from meeting attendees, speakers, exhibitors, poster presenters and sponsors to develop this upcoming fall event. Members will soon receive the Annual Survey, which will play an integral part in planning the meeting agenda, professional development courses, special events, and more. 

BEWARE OF SCAMS.  SCHC has been alerted that our members are receiving calls about hotel bookings.  SCHC does not use an outside source to assist with hotel reservations. 

Thank you to those who filled out the survey after the fall 2020 meeting.  We rely on that feedback to learn from our mistakes and learn what is of interest to you for future presentation topics/courses.  It is never too late to offer your comments.  Feel free to send an email to [email protected] with any comments/questions/suggestions.

SCHC is pleased to present its Annual Meeting - 2021 virtually.  This virtual event will take course over five days and include plenary sessions, exhibits, poster session, sponsors, and networking that we all enjoy at the in-person meetings.  The meeting will be held on the same platform used last year (Pathable) with some changes to accommodate the suggestions of our members.  We will be adding some additional gaming options with more prizes!

Have Questions? Check here first. If you can’t find the answer you need, email [email protected]

Check out the SCHC Meeting site on the Pathable platform - you will be able to see limited information until you LOG IN -- you must be registered to log in.

What to expect:

Here is a sample of the Pathable platform for attendees - https://vimeo.com/534453233

Pathable System Requirements - for attendees and for presenters

Check your computer bandwidth:  https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

What to expect as a Poster Presenter, Poster Sponsor, Exhibitor, Meeting Sponsor, Media Sponsor with your virtual booth - view the video

Pathable helpful "how-to" videos:


Registration Information

What is Pathable? Pathable is an advanced virtual platform that will be hosting this event with videos, a searchable registrant database so members can connect and engage with each other, an Exhibitor Hall storefront, and more.

How do I register on Pathable? SCHC will accept payments on the SCHC event page and confirmed registrants will receive an invitation to register on Pathable approximately one week prior to the event.

  • All technical sessions will be recorded.  Speakers will be available during their individual sessions to answer questions.  Each session recording will be available immediately following its scheduled time on the agenda.  You will be able to log in and click on the session to view the recording up until midnight, November 6

  • The virtual booths will be available for viewing at any time.  You can visit organization booths for information at any time and speak with the staff via "Talk Now", a private Zoom chat experience, leave a message or leave a card.

  • You may set up 1:1 meetings with other attendees, poster presenters, and sponsors during the five days of the conference. 

  • You will be able to vote for your favorite poster.

Return to the 2021 Virtual Meeting Event Page