ASE 2020 Annual Meeting Registration Refund Notice
Update March 25, 2020
Due to the cancellation of the ASE 2020 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA April 28-30, all registrants are eligible for a full refund.
If you registered for the ASE Annual Meeting, and any of its associated events, you will automatically be receiving a full refund within the next few weeks. If you registered for SEW and do not plan to participate in the APDS virtual meeting, you may request a full refund. If you registered for SEW and wish to participate in the APDS virtual meeting, you will receive a partial refund. Please send all requests for registration refunds for SEW (and indicate whether or not you plan to participate in the virtual meeting), APDS, or ARAS specific items to the APDS Office. For any other questions about the ASE Annual Meeting, please contact us at the ASE Office.
If you have made hotel reservations, please contact the hotel(s) directly to cancel your reservation: The Westin Seattle (206) 728-1000 or the Mayflower Park Hotel (206) 382-6990.
ASE Annual Meeting Cancellation Notification
Update March 23, 2020
Dear ASE Community,
We would like to inform you that the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington has been cancelled. Thank you for your patience in awaiting further news from ASE about what this means for those attending and/or presenting at the meeting. The ASE is aware that this cancellation is disappointing and inconvenient for all of our attendees. Therefore, we considered options of postponing the meeting or a having a virtual meeting. However, the health and safety of our members and attendees remains our top priority and now more than ever, our institution and our families need us. In addition, we know that most of you are facing travel restrictions at your institutions and none of us can predict when things will begin to revert to prior levels of travel and conference participation. Over the years, the in-person meeting has become a rich source of scientific content and camaraderie and we will sincerely miss all of that this year. However, this crisis has also re-centered our values to thinking deeply about the health and well-being of our members and making them available to do their share for their local communities. Therefore, we made the decision to cancel the meeting. We sincerely regret any inconvenience that we may have caused in this process.
If you registered for the ASE Annual Meeting and any of its associated events, you will automatically be receiving a full refund within the next few weeks. If you registered for SEW and do not plan to participate in the APDS virtual meeting, you may request a full refund. If you registered for SEW and wish to participate in the APDS virtual meeting, you will receive a partial refund. Additional details regarding SEW registration will be sent to SEW registrants next week. Please know we are working as quickly as possible to provide prompt service on this important matter. If you have any other questions about registration, please contact the ASE office.
If you have made hotel reservations, please contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.
Abstract/Poster PresentersAccepted ASE 2020 Plenary/Podium/Poster Abstracts will be available for viewing here from
April 28, 2020 – May 27, 2020
Workshops/Candlelight/Thinking Out of The Box abstracts will not be available.
For your ASE Plenary/Podium/Poster Abstract to be published on the ASE website, you must re-accept the presentation by April 8, 2020 using the link in the email sent to you.
The ASE Board of Directors and Committees will meet at the end of April via conference call or an online platform. The ASE office will contact Board and Committee members in the near future regarding dates and times. The ASE Business Meeting will be conducted in an electronic format, to be determined. The ASE understands that many meetings have been cancelled or postponed, and considered that heavily in our decision making but felt that this was the best way to move forward. We thank you for your understanding during these uncertain times and appreciate your engagement in the ASE and SEW.If you have any questions, please contact the ASE office.
Ranjan Sudan, MD
Mohsen Shabahang, MD
2020 Program Chair, ASE
Message from ASE, APDS, and ARAS Presidents
Update March 19, 2020
Dear SEW community,
Over recent weeks and days, the Surgical Education Week (SEW) 2020 team has been actively monitoring and evaluating developments concerning COVID-19, with our foremost goal being to ensure the safety of our participants. We appreciate your patience as we’ve processed each ominous new warning, including the Washington Governor’s ban on gatherings through March 31, the CDC recommendations, and White House announcements on social distancing.
The three joint societies’ (ARAS, APDS, and ASE) deliberations must also develop solutions to legal and hotel issues. For now, be assured that we know from cancellations already that it is very improbable that the vast majority of members could travel to Seattle (many health care and educational institutions have imposed travel bans binding on their employees), and that the law might not even permit us to hold the meeting. It will take a little while to work out all details, but you should be aware of the above assessment as you consider any pending airfare and hotel room arrangements. SEW is extending the deadline to submit a cancellation/refund request until April 20, as we also explore a variety of formats, including a possible virtual component. Each society will be contacting its members with more specific details shortly.
Donna Heyduk, C-TAGME
FUTURE MEETING DATES
2021 – April 27 – May 1, 2021
Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
April 27-29, APDS
April 29-May 1, ASE
2022 – May 3- May 7, 2022
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, TX
May 3-5, ASE
May 5-7, APDS
2023 – April 11- April 15, 2023
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, California
April 11-13, APDS
April 13-15 ASE