The decision to cancel was based on the latest scientific data being reported, and the fact that a large number of attendees at this meeting are coming from outside the US, including countries where the CDC upgraded its warning to level 3 as recently as Saturday, February 29. Sivan says he expects the company to get all its significant costs reimbursed. She pointed specifically to the CDC’s new warnings about travel to South Korea and Italy, countries from which “a number of” registrants were expected to embark to Denver. Some people channel their disappointment into anger. APS leadership has been monitoring the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) constantly. APS March Meeting 2020 Volume 65, Number 1 Monday–Friday, March 2–6, 2020; Denver, Colorado PDF of the Bulletin is not as up-to-date as the online Bulletin, which is updated immediately. Rod Van Meter of Keio University in Japan is among those who decided to go virtual by making recordings of their talks and posting them on Twitter. By Adrian Cho Mar. ASM 2020 Hobart – Trainee Session If you look back a week ago, there just was not the information available that would have impelled us to cancel. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update -- Virtual Meeting Plans ! “Canceling the meeting is fine, and not canceling it probably would have been fine, but pulling the plug at the absolute last minute with thousands of travelers and many international travelers already here creates a pretty big inconvenience,” she says. Everything is escalating really rapidly. The 2019 APS Medal for Excellence in Physics was given to Bertrand I. Halperin. The next major event on the APS conference calendar is the April Meeting, which is scheduled for 18–21 April in Washington, DC. “The 2020 IF preliminary proposal deadline was set for early March, just after APS cancelled the March Meeting due to COVID-19 related concerns,” explained Kathryne Woodle, Senior Program Manager in the APS Project Development Department. Sometimes we forget that a meeting like this is held in the middle of a thriving city, and if something happens at a meeting it can really have repercussions on the whole city. Follow Us . A: Yes, absolutely. Here’s how the outbreak is affecting global markets. APS reserves the right to reject or alter abstracts based on, but not limited to, the following criteria: We actually reached out to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that Saturday afternoon, and they said, “Yes, an epidemiologist will get back to you.” They didn’t get back until [Tuesday] morning. APS March Meeting 2020 Volume 65, Number 1 Monday–Friday, March 2–6, 2020; Denver, Colorado Session Index. Coronavirus: 753 new cases, 301 recoveries, 15 deaths in last 24h - Tuesday, 10 November 2020 17:15 Rezig partakes in meeting of 11th UfM Trade Ministerial Conference - Tuesday, 10 November 2020 16:45 The APS promotes psychology and its positive impact in Australia. It was founded in 2011, by Eric Yuan, and launched in January 2013. Registration – Free to APS Members! We focused on the safety and the health of our community, registrants, vendors, the APS staff, and the Denver community. Session F. F57.00005: Superfluid stiffness, optical spectral weight, and T c bounds in multi-band superconductors Sponsor Unit(s): DMP Tue Tuesday 24 Mar March 2020 at 11:40am Tue Tuesday 24 Mar March 2020 at 11:40am By Yasmin Jeffery Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. Coronavirus has taken stocks on a wild ride. A cancellation letter that attendees can give their institutions is available on the APS website. This decision, and particularly its timing, led to a lot of frustration being vented online. If a couple of people came down with the virus, you can imagine suddenly quarantine coming in for the whole conference of 10,000 people, right? A: The costs will be large, but that was the least of our considerations. VIRTUAL MEETING (CST), November 24, 2020 -- The American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) is pleased to announce the award-winning posters and … Invited Abstracts. This blog was originally posted on March 13, 2020 and has been updated on April 3, 2020 to reflect new information. And yes, I think some people are deeply disappointed because our community, especially our program committee, puts a lot of work into creating a fabulous program. The society will reimburse the registration fees for all attendees, said Kirby, and it plans to reach out to federal agencies to gather waivers for graduate students and other attendees who may have used federal funds. A free virtual platform to support speakers at the 2020 APS March Meeting. APS reports second coronavirus case; governor to hold COVID-19 update at 1 p.m. Nicole Maxwell, Alamogordo Daily News 10/20/2020 George Mason will allow limited number of fans at home games APS March Meeting 2020 Volume 65, Number 1 Monday–Friday, March 2–6, 2020; Denver, Colorado Session Index. APS March Meeting 2020 Volume 65, Number 1 Monday–Friday, March 2–6, 2020; Denver, Colorado Code of Conduct for APS Meetings Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse at APS meetings is the responsibility of all participants. Olivia Lanes, a PhD student from the University of Pittsburgh, says her entire research team had arrived at the meeting. APS is excited to announce that the April Meeting will be the inaugural APS Virtual Meeting, taking place over the same dates (18-21 April 2020). “Some of our collaborators were already in town,” he says. One thing that I’ve been really excited about was seeing the March Meeting community taking the initiative to do a lot of things in the form of webinars or video conferencing. If people booked within the APS hotel blocks, we’ve asked they not be charged anything. Q: If I’ve understood you correctly, the decision was as much about protecting local residents as the people coming to the meeting. APS 2020 Virtual Meeting. [That cruise ship was quarantined at a dock in Japan for most of February with 3711 passengers aboard.] Selecting this option will search all publications across the Scitation platform, Selecting this option will search all publications for the Publisher/Society in context, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. And we had at least 500 attendees coming from South Korea and Italy, countries for which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a level three alert [which advises against nonessential travel]. Abstract deadline extended to October 6 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time! The potential threat to meeting attendees and local residents drove the decision to cancel, APS CEO Kate Kirby told ScienceInsider on Monday in a call from Denver. Small-Scale Robots Benefit Environmental and Medical Research Scientists planned to discuss the ways robotic systems can enhance different scientific fields during the canceled 2020 APS March Meeting. As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is taking immediate steps to make it easier to connect low-income families to home Internet. “I will certainly be rethinking upcoming travel in the future if [for] no other reason but to avoid a circumstance like this happening again,” Lanes says. Access special offers on products and services as part of your APS Membership. Another roughly 300 attendees from both the US and abroad backed out last week. Amidst recent news of a growing number of event cancellations as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting stands out because of its sudden nature. Our biggest frustration is that we made the decision so late. It could not have been an easy decision. We strongly recommend that you use the Bulletin website to check session information. APS Physical Review Journals Astronics Test Systems Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments Company attocube.
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