Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

IARS-AUA-SOCCA Notice on 2020 Meeting Cancelation, updated March 16, 2020

After much consideration and discussion, the International Anesthesia Research Society, the Association of University Anesthesiologists and the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists have made the difficult decision to cancel the IARS-AUA-SOCCA 2020 Annual Meeting scheduled for May 14-18 in San Francisco.

The ongoing spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a serious concern for us all, and the health and safety of the IARS-AUA-SOCCA community and our patients is our highest priority. Thus, we are following the recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other groups and canceling IARS-AUA-SOCCA 2020 Annual Meeting.

We will share details soon on how we will work to bring the substance and spirit of our 2020 Annual Meetings to all who were planning to participate. More information for our members, participating faculty, exhibitors, and other registrants is forthcoming.

We recognize that the presentation of new data, exchange of information, and opportunities for collaboration offered by the IARS, AUA and SOCCA are highly valued by the entire anesthesiology community, and we are investigating options for digital dissemination of information that was scheduled to be presented in San Francisco.

We will provide more details and information on our website and through email communication in the coming days.

Registration, Housing & Travel Refunds

  • If you are registered for IARS-AUA-SOCCA 2020 Annual Meeting, your registration will be automatically cancelled and you will be refunded the associated registration fees. You do not have to notify us. Additionally, if you have already cancelled and incurred cancellation fees, these will also be automatically refunded. Please allow our hard-working staff 30 days to complete these refunds and email you a confirmation. If you have questions, please send them via email to [email protected]. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • If you have booked a hotel room at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, please contact them directly to cancel your reservation. USA TEL: +1-415-771-1400  or 1-855-786-4701
  • As a reminder, IARS, AUA and SOCCA do not reimburse airfare or other costs, but many airlines are offering liberal cancellation policies.