AAOS Cancelled

This morning I received this email from the Academy.  

Today, Marcy 10, 2020  the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons announced that its annual meeting, which was scheduled to convene March 25th in Orlando, Florida has been cancelled. 

Over the past two weeks, a growing number of hospital systems and orthopedic product suppliers had announced that their physicians or employees would not be  attending AAOS or any other large gathering of this type during this period of heightened Coronavirus concern.

The last time the AAOS annual meeting was canceled was in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina forced the meeting to move from New Orleans to Chicago.