The PSRC leadership has been closely monitoring updates and projections regarding COVID-19. We also listened carefully to the feedback our Research Council community provided regarding institutional travel restrictions and intentions to participate in different meeting formats this year.
While we all had hoped to come together in Cleveland, Ohio this coming May, we do not believe that the appropriate conditions exist for us to hold an in-person Annual Meeting this year. As a result, the PSRC Executive Committee has made the difficult decision to move the 2021 Annual Meeting to a virtual format.
Details including information on virtual meeting dates and structure, registration and impacts on other aspects of PSRC business will follow shortly.
On behalf of the PSRC Executive Committee, thank you for your patience, understanding, and support as we continue to navigate this challenging time.
Brian Gastman, MD, Chair, on behalf of the Plastic Surgery Research Council Executive Committee