APDS will have its Spring Meeting in Boston, April 26-29, 2021. We are pleased to be opening registration for the meeting today. When attendees register, their registration will entitle them to attend the meeting in person, and/or via the live streaming of essentially all educational content.
So, everyone can plan with certainty on taking part in the meeting, and all planning will be made with optimal flexibility that is possible by having all plans based on the availability of both live and steaming capacities, e.g., if a specific presenter encounters difficulties traveling to Boston, their presentation will still be available concurrently to both live audience in Boston and those using the streaming option.
APDS leadership is not ignoring or minimizing the impact that COVID-19 has had for all of us, nor the recent, dreadful toll the current surge is taking on both lives and the energies, talents and resources of health care professionals. But we also anticipate that 3-1/2 months hence the picture should be different. At the same time we have encountered so many profound challenges, April will mark almost two years since program directors/surgery educators have been able to meet in person and share wisdom and suggestions on ‘how we’re doing it.” By April 26, five weeks after the onset of Spring, and after the widespread vaccination of physicians, other health care professionals and the general population, we expect many of our members will be able to attend the in-person meeting in Boston. The combined in-person/live streaming structure of the meeting affords all of us maximum flexibility to fine tune plans as necessary.
As always, presenters are required to register for the meeting. So, make your plans with confidence for the APDS Spring Meeting in Boston the final week of April–the New Program Directors Workshop on MO April 26 through TU morning April 27; and the full APDS meeting sessions, starting late morning on TU, April 27 and extending until 12 Noon on TH, April 29, 2021.
To register for the APDS Annual Meeting: https://members.apds.org/meeting/registration
To make hotel reservations with the Westin Copley Place: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1610573199902&key=GRP&app=resvlink