March 6, 2020, 2:00 PM Eastern Time
After thoughtful deliberations, leaders of the five Experimental Biology host societies – of which AAA is one – have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel Experimental Biology (EB) 2020 set to take place April 4–7 in San Diego, California. As such, the AAA Annual Meeting at EB 2020 is also canceled.
AAA and EB leadership have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). Based on the latest guidance from public health officials, the travel bans implemented by different institutions, and the state of emergency declared in California on March 4, 2020, it became clear to us that canceling was the right course of action.
For every one of us, the Annual Meeting at EB is an important event, one we look forward to each year. We are aware that its cancellation impacts you. Please understand that we did not make this decision in haste. Your health and safety are our top priority.
What Happens Next?
Registered attendees received emails from EB and AAA regarding registration refunds on March 6, 2020. Please remember to cancel any personal arrangements you’ve made, such as travel and housing reservations.
Despite the cancellation of the meeting, abstracts will be published in the April 2020 issue of The FASEB Journal as originally planned.
While we are all devastated, we are also figuring out, one step at a time, how to move forward. But canceling EB is unprecedented. We ask for your patience as we continue working hard on your behalf to ensure the AAA community remains strong, vibrant, and informed.