The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) has announced that its 55th annual meeting, which had been due to take place from 9‒12 September, in Arizona, USA, has been switched to a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement on the organisation’s website, SRS president Paul Sponseller wrote that cancelling the in-person meeting emerged as the “best course of action to respect the health, safety and individual restrictions of our participants”.
The statement added: “We also acknowledge that while this meeting is one of the highlights of the year, it would not be the same without the ability to interact with our friends and colleagues from around the world, as we have done for 54 years.
“We want to thank the Annual Meeting Program Committee, Education Committee, faculty, paper presenters, corporate supporters, and staff who have put in tremendous effort and time to plan exceptional educational content for this meeting. Although we will not be meeting in-person, the Annual Meeting will be held as a full virtual event in order to bring all attendees the excellent education that was planned. We will disseminate the same clinical science and showcase the creativity of our Society.”