Dear AABB Annual Meeting Attendees and Members of the AABB Community:
On Monday night, AABB’s Board of Directors made the decision to cancel our upcoming in-person Annual Meeting, scheduled for Oct. 1-4 in Orlando.
We have all seen the weather reports. Hurricane Ian continues to strengthen and is expected to be an even more powerful storm by the time it reaches Florida later this week. The entire state of Florida is under a state of emergency, with school closures and evacuation orders already being issued. While the precise storm path is still somewhat uncertain, its size and scope have the potential to dramatically impact a wide swath of the state, including Orlando. The Board has made this decision now because the safety and health of our community is, as always, AABB’s top priority; we hope this provides sufficient time for attendees to cancel travel and make alternative plans over the next several days. It is also necessary to make a decision now, since preparation for the Meeting begins on-site on Tuesday.
The AABB Annual Meeting brings blood and biotherapies professionals together for a must-attend event featuring cutting-edge research, the latest advances, networking with colleagues and practice-changing solutions.
A virtual meeting will take place Nov. 6-7 Action steps are already underway to expand this previously planned event. We hope to connect with our community virtually as we share practice-changing research and updates with the field.
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