Thursday, March 12, 2020
2020 Annual Meeting Event Update
March 12, 2020: SSR Cancels the Annual Scientific Meeting to be held March 28-April 1, 2020 at Huntington Beach, CA due to COVID-19 outbreak. This decision was predicated on a concern for the health and safety of attendees, speakers and hotel staff
Dear Colleagues and SSR 2020 Attendees,
After much thought and careful consideration, we regrettably announce that the upcoming SSR meeting will be canceled. Due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), our Society faces a situation unprecedented in the history of the SSR. As a result of travel bans that were issued on domestic and international travel, many speakers and attendees are no longer able to participate in the meeting. This has led to cancellations for scientific presentations, poster presenters and the availability of ultrasound machines for the ultrasound course. In addition, California is under a state of emergency due to the imminent threat of COVID-19 infection spread. Based on the ongoing situation, the SSR leadership is left with no alternative but to cancel the meeting in Huntington Beach, California. This decision was necessary and responsible currently due to the rapidly changing circumstances and unknown nature of this virus. The decision also being predicated on a concern for the health and safety of all attendees, speakers and hotel staff.
We know that this is a big disappointment as our meetings are filled with excellent speakers, scientific exchange of knowledge, mentorship, and interaction among our attendees.
We will be refunding registrations at 100%. Please realize that these refunds could take up to three weeks to completely process.
We know there will be many questions in the coming days, and we ask for your understanding and patience as we work toward the best possible solution for our meeting attendees and the Society Members. At this point, email is still the best means of contacting the SSR Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Society looks forward to seeing you at future meetings and working together to advance the science of musculoskeletal radiology! Thank you again for your commitment and support of the SSR.
Laura Bancroft, MD, FACR - SSR President
Larry White, MD - SSR President Elect
Donna Blankenbaker, MD, FACR - SSR Secretary
Jon Jacobson, MD - SSR Treasurer
Andy Sonin, MD, FACR – SSR Past President
Sue O'Sullivan - SSR Executive Director