Dear NASBS Members and Colleagues:
The North American Skull Based Society (NASBS) recognizes the continued and growing concern of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Throughout this year, our members have been at the forefront of this health crisis and continue to do extraordinary work under extraordinary circumstances. At NASBS, the health, safety and well-being of our members is of paramount importance and takes precedence in the work of the society to further its mission.
In light of the concerns about COVID-19 and the growing number of institutional travel bans placed on our international and domestic colleagues, the NASBS Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to postpone the NASBS 31st Annual Meeting originally scheduled on February 12-14, 2021 in Atlanta, GA to February 18-20, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.
In place of the 2021 annual meeting, NASBS will present a virtual symposium to be held in February 2021. The topics of the symposium will reflect the unique multi-disciplinary and multi-specialty membership of NASBS. More information and details about the symposium will be coming soon and posted on the NASBS website. The symposium will be exciting, high impact, up-to-date, and reflective of the issues confronting skull base surgery.
Abstract submissions are still open, and the deadline to submit abstracts for consideration to present at the NASBS 2021 Virtual Symposium is Friday, September 11th. Abstract notifications and further presentation information will be sent out Fall 2020. Selected abstracts will be available online as recorded talks or electronic posters until the NASBS 31st Annual Meeting taking place February 2022. In addition, the selected abstracts will have the opportunity to be published in the February special edition of the Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base.
We understand if the virtual presentation format creates an inconvenience for some. Please notify [email protected] before Sunday, September 13th if you would like to withdraw an abstract that has already been submitted.
We encourage you to follow us on Twitter @nasbsorg to stay up to date on the latest announcements. You are invited to contact the NASBS office with any questions. We look forward to seeing you all again when it is safe to be together in-person.
Stay healthy and safe.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
John G. Golfinos, President
Daniel M. Prevedello, Program Co-Chair
C. Arturo Solares, Program Co-Chair