Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic and its growing impact, the Combined Spring Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) and participating 2020 Societies have made the difficult but important decision to cancel COSM 2020, April 22-26, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.
COSM and the COSM Secretaries Liasion Committee extends our sympathies and messages of support to all of those who have been affected by the outbreak. We made this difficult decision with concern for your safety and the safety of your patients. Each of you are leaders at your home institutions, and your presence there may be more important now than ever.
Preparing for the conference involves the time, talent and ideas of a great many of our Societies’ program committee members and volunteers, speakers, presenters and exhibitors. We’re incredibly grateful for this and deeply disappointed not to be able to hold the meeting as planned.
While it won’t be possible to offer livestream COSM programming, stay tuned for upcoming information about alternate opportunities to earn CME, especially as it relates to COSM’s online, virtual posters.
Please review the below Q&A to find information to answer the immediate questions regarding cancellations.
Stay well, and we look forward to seeing you in New Orleans next year, April 7–11, 2021.
Gregory Grillone, MD, FACS
Chair, COSM Secretaries Liaison Committee