The delivery will be different but the terrific educational content remains the same.
NASS’ 35th Annual Meeting, slated for October in San Diego, will instead be a virtual experience that can be consumed over several days, allowing attendees to maintain their daily schedule. The meeting will still deliver outstanding scientific research and educational content through presentations, debates, Q&A sessions, surgical demonstrations, chats and a product gallery with all the latest industry has to offer.
Additionally, the user-friendly platform will enable live interaction with other attendees as well as scheduling chats with industry representatives regarding their latest offerings.
“The educational opportunities and valuable CME are all there, and we want to be flexible with peoples’ schedules so they don’t have to take a lot of time off work,” said William J. Sullivan, MD, NASS President. “These are unprecedented times but thankfully we have an excellent group of thoughtful Annual Meeting co-chairs in Michael Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC, David J. Kennedy, MD, Donna M. Lahey, RNFA, CNOR and Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD who are experienced in putting together virtual content.”
NASS had been in discussions for some time to address the challenges of hosting a meeting at the San Diego Convention Center and the related hotels. Unfortunately, California is not ready to host on-site meetings of our magnitude so the meeting will be on a virtual platform.
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