34th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly Cancellation
Monday, August 24, 2020
After careful consideration of the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (“EAST”) Board of Directors has decided not to conduct the 34th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly, which was scheduled to be held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida in January 2021. Ultimately, the ongoing health concerns regarding the Coronavirus, travel and other restrictions, and compliance with public health guidelines, prevents or otherwise renders it impracticable for the Assembly to proceed.
We urge those who were planning to attend the Assembly to expedite flight and hotel cancellations. We also ask for patience as we work diligently to address questions and provide additional information to our planned participants and other guests.
Despite this setback, EAST looks forward to continuing to engage with our speakers, exhibitors, attendees, and others in connection with EAST’s activities and events, including various virtual offerings and future Assemblies.
A. Britton Christmas, MD, FACS
President, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Christine C. Eme, CAE, CMP
Executive Director, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma