Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear SSO 2020 Attendee,

Over the last several weeks the SSO has closely monitored reports from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with regards to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result of the proliferation of the virus and recognizing the responsibility to protect the health and safety of SSO 2020 attendees, their patients and their families, the SSO Executive Council has decided to postpone SSO 2020 to August 17 – 20, 2020, in Boston.

The decision to postpone versus cancelling the meeting was carefully weighed by the SSO Executive Council, which recognizes the significant time and effort that has been dedicated to writing abstracts, preparing presentations and making travel plans. Providing an opportunity for the surgical oncology community to come together to learn about new research and hot topics, discuss collaborations and see old friends were key factors in the decision to postpone instead of cancel the event.

With your help, we plan to transform this setback into a win and hold the best SSO meeting ever.  Summertime is beautiful in Boston, and we encourage you to bring your family to experience all that this region has to offer – from 400 years of history to the beauty and serenity of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.  We hope that you will join us in Boston this summer to experience outstanding education, the highly anticipated SSO HUB and the collegial gathering of the global surgical oncology community! 

David L. Bartlett, MD                                 Herbert J. Zeh, III, MD
SSO President                                          SSO 2020 Scientific Program Chair

Updated March 6, 2020