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After extremely careful consideration, the APSA Board of Governors has made the decision to cancel the APSA 2020 Annual Meeting, APSA-IPSO Symposium and Post-Meeting Workshops, all slated for May 13-17. As pediatric surgeons, our fundamental obligation is as caregivers, and we realize the importance of helping to give you that space to focus on your health and that of your patients and communities during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. It is our priority to follow CDC guidelines and to play our part in social distancing to “flatten the curve” of the spread of coronavirus. We appreciate your patience while we came to the right decision for you and for APSA.

Keeping in mind the same dedication to our members, patients and profession, we will hold a virtual conference later this year. APSA’s Program and Education Committees are already running with the challenge, dedicated to embarking on our next 50 years with a supercharged program maintaining the high-quality learning opportunities you have come to expect. Stay tuned for details!

Meeting Registration Refunds

Full refunds will be issued to everyone who had already registered for the meeting. We will contact you individually with details.

Hotel Cancellation

You can cancel your reservations directly with the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress: phone: +1-407-239-1234: online reservations. If the hotel has not heard from you by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, March 19, they will automatically cancel your reservation. You should not incur a cost to canceling these rooms.

Flight Cancellation

You are responsible for canceling your flight to Orlando; unfortunately, flight cancellation fees are out of our control, but check to see if your airline has a more lenient cancellation policy because of our shared public health crisis.

Stay safe and take care,

The APSA Board of Governors

Joseph P. Vacanti, MD, President
John H.T. Waldhausen, MD, President-Elect
Ronald B. Hirschl, MD, Immediate Past President
Max R. Langham, Jr., MD, Secretary
Mike K. Chen, MD, Treasurer
Jessica K. Kandel, MD, Governor
Peter W. Dillon, MD, Governor
Edward M. Barksdale, MD, Governor