March 13, 2020 | Message from Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD, ASLMS President
The Board of Directors of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) has made the decision to cancel its 40th Annual Conference scheduled for April 29 to May 3, 2020 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The ASLMS Executive leadership has been monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Over the last several days, the ASLMS has received many notices from faculty and exhibitors in the United States and around the world whose institutions and companies have imposed travel bans that will prevent them from attending the Annual Conference. The ASLMS Board of Directors has determined that cancellation of the meeting is necessary and unavoidable for the following reasons:
ASLMS respects the decisions of the many institutions and companies which have chosen to restrict their employees’ travel during these unusual times. ASLMS would never advocate that faculty subject to travel bans travel against their employer’s policy, as that would jeopardize their ability to practice and to serve the health needs of their communities, as well as be contrary to the principles of the ASLMS organization.
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