2020 Annual Meeting
ASMH 2020 Annual Meeting is Cancelled
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that after much deliberation the 2020 American Society for Mohs Histotechnology Annual Meeting planned for Nashville, Tennessee April 24-25 has been cancelled.
On Friday, March 13, President Donald Trump declared the COVID-19 virus pandemic a national emergency. The World Health Organization has labeled the current COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, and this declaration, as well as host of travel bans issued by domestic institutions affecting many of our speakers, has made it impossible for the meeting to take place. The ASMH decision to cancel the meeting was based in part by the unanimous vote of the ACMS Executive committee and Board of Directors to cancel their Annual Meeting and is in keeping with guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control.
We are keenly aware of the benefits that every Annual Meeting provides - including opportunities for rich interactions between members, excellent plenary speakers, outstanding science, and unique opportunities for networking and mentorship, and we are deeply disappointed at our inability to experience this in Nashville.
I want to extend a special thanks and recognition to the 2020 Annual Meeting Program Committee and ASMH staff, who worked tirelessly to organize the annual meeting and who now face the task of cancelling the meeting on very short notice. We ask for your understanding and patience as we work the process of cancelling this meeting. We will update all registered attendees, exhibitors and sponsors with additional information. Please await instructions over the next two weeks. Our staff will be overwhelmed with responsibility and we ask you to limit questions to essential inquiries.
Please note that by cancelling our hotel contracts, anyone booking rooms under our blocks at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, the Inn at Opryland and the Marriott Nashville Airport will have their rooms automatically cancelled. If you booked a room at another hotel, you will need to call that hotel directly to cancel your reservations.
Email is still the best way to contact the Society (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you have any essential questions. We ask that all ASMH members and meeting registrants carefully review all messages sent as updates as additional information will be shared as it becomes available.
Thank you for your continued commitment to and support of the Society as we work through these difficult days. Please be safe and stay well.
M. Maureen Gagnot, HT (ASCP)