As a follow-up from my March 13th message, I wanted to inform you of the decision of the American Delirium Society (ADS) leadership to postpone the ADS Annual Meeting planned for June 14-16, 2020.
Given the concerns about the growing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the impact it is having here in the United States and abroad, the ADS Board of Directors has decided to postpone the ADS Annual Meeting from June to March 14-16, 2021 to take place at The Westin Hotel in Indianapolis, IN. This decision did not come lightly, and the Board took multiple weeks to deliberate and negotiate an option that best supports the mission and interests of our members and attendees.
We look forward to welcoming you to Indianapolis in 2021, and genuinely hope you will save the new dates and plan to attend. For those with accepted presentations, the conference planning committee will communicate with you to determine your interest and availability in presenting at the rescheduled meeting in March.
ADS seriously values your research contributions and is committed to showcasing the delirium-focused research. The ADS leadership is planning virtual abstract presentation sessions on June 15th, 2020, where multiple, concurrent moderated sessions will be organized for abstract presenters. Please save the date as more details will be forthcoming.
Have you already registered? Refund information is below.
Donation/refund requests should be submitted via the donation/refund form so that all requests can be tracked and documented and to avoid overwhelming the management team with individual emails. Refund requests must be made by Friday, June 12, 2020. After June 12, 2020, no refund requests will be issued.
As you may be aware, ADS is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that depends heavily on its Annual Meeting to sustain its financial well-being. ADS cannot be released from some of its financial obligations supporting the meeting in June. As you can imagine, canceling the conference has consequences not just for attendees, presenters and exhibitors but for ADS as well.
If you have already registered, you are eligible for a full refund. In lieu of a refund you may donate your registration fee to the ADS. The ADS would greatly appreciate your donation as gestures like this would help sustain the Society and allow us to maintain the delirium community. For either option, please contact the ADS office to complete the donation/refund request form.
To keep up to date on recent news on COVID-19, the CDC’s website is an excellent source of up-to-the-minute information. The U.S. Travel Association encourages travelers to monitor and follow guidance offered by the CDC.
Finally, thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time. We are disappointed we won't see you in June but hope to see you next March.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact ADS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Babar Khan, MD, MS
President, American Delirium Society