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Important Announcement Regarding the 58th Annual Meeting
of the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society

Dear members of the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society community:

The global COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with unprecedented challenges and disruptions unlike anything we have ever seen. While we are seeing some progress with our surgical practices resuming, we know that at this time, you and your colleagues are focused on the care and treatment of your patients, and resuming delayed surgeries. Just as importantly, you have been busy with the needs of your families during this crisis. While we were originally hoping that we could gather together this fall in Florida, it seems our physical reunion as colleagues will be delayed a bit longer. The ECTSS Executive Committee has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel our 58th Annual Meeting, which was to have taken place October 7-10 in Manalapan, Florida.

We have answered the most pressing questions below; we also hope to provide updates for you on virtual education options in the coming weeks.

On behalf of the ECTSS we wish health and continued recovery to all those affected. Stay strong, stay safe, and take care of each other.

Eric J. Lehr, MD
President, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society

How can I cancel my hotel reservation?
Sleeping room reservations will be cancelled and deposits will be refunded to each individual automatically by the Eau Palm Hotel. Please also remember to cancel any other personal arrangements you've made, such as air travel.

Will the 58th Annual Meeting be postponed until a later date / rescheduled?
ECTSS is delighted that we will be able to hold our 2021 Annual Meeting at the Eau Palm Beach in Florida. Please calendar our 2021 dates - October 6 - 9, 2021. Pre-meeting program will be held on the 6th, and our Annual Meeting will commence on Thursday morning, October 7th.


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