Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Protecting the health, safety and well-being of our members and ultimately, our patients, is paramount. Although we were looking forward to seeing everyone at SVIN in Los Angeles this November, it is simply not possible to move forward with the in-person meeting given the pandemic and ongoing travel restrictions. Therefore, the Board of Directors has decided to cancel the in-person meeting in Los Angeles and will organize a focused, virtual event instead.
The Annual Meeting Committee has developed an outstanding program for 2020, which we plan to restructure and share in a virtual format. In addition, the SVIN community is in the process of gathering abstracts featuring emerging research and we plan to share as much of this research as possible in 2020.
For those that have already committed to participating in the 2020 Annual Meeting either as a speaker, exhibitor or sponsor, we will be contacting you soon regarding next steps. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this transition. We will continue to provide regular updates as we begin to shift to a virtual format.
Our common goal is to support all phases of research and to enhance clinical care for cerebrovascular disorders that impose an undue global burden of disease. Together we will continue to advance our mission of advancing interventional neurology as a field with the ultimate goal of improving clinical care and outcomes of patients with stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. We are grateful for your ongoing support of the Society, particularly during this difficult period. For questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA, FSVIN, FWSO
President, Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology