With deep regret, we must postpone the 2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL (originally scheduled July 24-27).
We have received nearly three times the number of registrations than we anticipated, including more than one thousand over the past two days. While we are thrilled by this interest, we are concerned that the virtual platform on which we were to host the event won’t be able to support such a large number of attendees. We are unable to shift to a new platform quickly enough to host all attendees in the high-quality, state-of-the-art environment they deserve. Rather than proceed with an event that we fear won’t meet these high standards, we have chosen to postpone the conference to a later date.
We know you are disappointed, and we are, too. We offer our deepest thanks to the hundreds of moderators, speakers and abstract presenters who were to participate in this event. Your insights are extremely valuable, as is your time. We know many of you changed your schedules to participate in these sessions and discussions, and we regret any disruptions caused by postponing the conference to a later date.
We are diligently working to bring you the meaningful content that we’ve assembled. It is amazing and worthy of an equally amazing, high-quality platform on which to share it.
If you already registered for the conference, your badge ID will carry over to the event when it is rescheduled. We will send you reminders with information on how to access the conference once a new date is chosen.
To that end, we will announce new dates for this conference as soon as we can. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to gathering virtually soon.
Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, FASCRS
Director, American College of Surgeons Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care