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3/16/20 – UPDATE – Covid19 and the Cancellation of the 2020 SBAS Annual Meeting
The SBAS leadership and staff have been closely monitoring CoVid19 updates and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Federal, State, and Local Governments as well as the rising number of institutional travel bans. President Trump has declared a National Emergency in response to the Coronavirus. In addition, the DHS of Wisconsin recommended that all gatherings of 250 or more be canceled or postponed Statewide to protect Wisconites from the spread of Cocid19. The CDC has now tightened restrictions to no gatherings greater than 50 people. Our foremost concern is for the health and safety of our members, their patients, meeting attendees as well as the Milwaukee community.
Based on these overwhelming factors, SBAS has come to the difficult and unfortunate decision to CANCEL its 30th Annual Meeting in Milwaukee that was scheduled for April 23–26, 2020.
Finding a safe and sensible solution to this unfortunate situation is our foremost priority. We have attempted to answer the most pressing questions here »