Joint ASEV National Conference and ASEV Eastern Section Annual Meeting Canceled
In light of the rapidly changing events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASEV Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the Joint National Conference and ASEV Eastern Section Annual Meeting set to take place in Portland, Oregon, this June. ASEV’s priority is to safeguard the health of our members and attendees, and to comply with guidance for large events from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As we navigate through these next few months, the Board will continue to examine ways to disseminate the important work that has been assembled for this conference. This year’s conference had invited and secured over 150 speakers from around the world, including Merit Award recipient Dr. Hildegarde Heymann; Extension Distinction Award recipient Dr. Michelle Moyer; Honorary Research Lecturer Dr. Hans Schultz; and Keynote Speaker Dr. Gavin Sacks. We appreciate that invited speakers, professors and students have spent many hours developing their abstracts, posters and presentations for this conference, and we are looking for new ways to share this information through other formats. We are grateful for the strong support from our sponsors, as well as the ASEV Board and volunteers who worked hard to put this event together. While this decision was difficult, we hope you’ll agree with us that it was a necessary step.