Each year, IAMSE is committed to holding a high quality, safe scientific meeting for educators from around the globe. Depending on the developing situation with COVID-19, we are committed to moving forward with an event for our membership. The format may be a hybrid in-person/virtual meeting with online presentations for attendees still under travel bans or an online event consisting of webinars and shared online content.
No matter the format, our meetings rely on the participation of the brightest minds in medical science education. We understand the hurdles that everyone is facing in transitioning classes online, working remotely and staying positive while looking ahead. We know that uncertainty remains with respect to the feasibility of participating in the annual meeting. It is with these things in mind that we remind you of the suspension of the Early Bird Deadline until May as we continue to adapt and plan the annual meeting. Our goal is simply to maximize IAMSE member participation in our event, whatever shape it takes.
We are planning a meeting in uncertain times and it is our sincere hope that COVID-19 will be safely contained in the very near future. The steps we have taken so far and the actions proposed for the future are purely designed to make the coming weeks easier for our participants and planning committee.
We welcome your feedback moving forward. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neil Osheroff, PhD
Bonny Dickinson, PhD, MS-HPEd
IAMSE President-Elect and 2020 Annual Program Chair