Of course, our 2020 annual conference was postponed to July, then converted to 100% virtual, in response to the threats of COVID-19.
As we prepare for 2021, we here preserve 2 links to relevant documents we posted during the crisis of spring 2020....
COVID-19 ADAPTATIONS FOR OUR SIMULTANEOUSLY IN-PERSON / ONLINE MAY AND JUNE 2021 CONFERENCES
We assume that significant novel coronavirus threats to and disruption of society will continue throughout 2021, thus we now assume that we will implement measures such as those we designed for our 2020 conference prior to converting to all-virtual.
You may view our April 15, 2000 article Safety-Supporting Efforts and Standards about protective measures we now imagine would apply to some extent, or fully, to our 2021 events (attendance-restriction, distancing, masking, screenings, no sharing of microphones, and others). The article was edited to reflect our later conclusion that only 20% of the conference hall capacity should be utilized.
MARCH 26, 2020 STATEMENT ABOUT NECESSARY PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE TO CRISIS
This was a statement about the profound inadequacy of societal mobilization against COVID-19 at that time, and urgent needs for comprehensive coordinated intervention.