After consideration of a number of factors surrounding plans for in-person meetings in the coming months, ACOG has made the necessary and difficult decision to cancel all in-person meetings for the remainder of 2020. This includes scientific and clinical meetings, professional conferences, committee meetings, and executive board meetings. Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, our members, their families, our communities, and ultimately the patients we serve is paramount. We have heard from many of you that institutional travel bans, state and local regulations, financial concerns, as well as safety consideration would limit your ability to attend.
As an organization of physicians who provide essential care, we know the importance of ensuring that our members are able to be in their communities—where you continue to help patients during this challenging time. We also acknowledge our responsibility to model social distancing and not contribute to the spread of the virus.
While you continue to care for patients during the pandemic, ACOG will continue to support you and your practice through providing evidence-based clinical guidance and patient information. We also will continue our steadfast advocacy for you, your practices, and your patients at the local, state, and national level.
We know that ACOG meetings are a time to acquire new information, share ideas and practices, as well as connect with colleagues from across the country. We are working to transition our in-person meetings to robust virtual experiences that provide the education, connections, and community we all value deeply.
If you were registered for an upcoming meeting, your registration will be automatically cancelled, and a full refund provided. Please allow us time to process those refunds. More information about virtual offerings will be posted on ACOG.org and social media in the days and weeks ahead.
Thank you for your unwavering commitment to excellence in women’s health care.
We look forward to continuing to support you and for better days where we will be able to gather in person again.
With sincere appreciation and gratitude,
Eva Chalas, MD, FACOG, FACS
Maureen Phipps, MD, MPH, FACOG
Chief Executive Officer
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