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2020 Annual Meeting

Dear ISEN members, Annual Meeting attendees, and Annual Meeting faculty,

The 2020 Annual Meeting and ECT Course have been canceled. The ISEN Executive Committee made this decision out of an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a healthcare organization, the ISEN’s first commitment is to the health and wellbeing of patients, members, meeting attendees, and meeting faculty. Based on our close monitoring of this rapidly evolving pandemic and guidance from the CDC and WHO, travel and large group meetings pose high risk for spread of the virus. In addition, multiple faculty of this year’s Annual Meeting and members of the ISEN Executive Committee are under travel restrictions imposed by their home institutions. Therefore, we have concluded that it is simply not responsible or feasible to host this year’s Annual Meeting.

  • Registration Fees – ISEN will issue full refunds to all registered attendees. Please email contact@isen-ect.org with any questions.
  • Hotel Fees – To cancel lodging reservations and/or request reimbursement, please contact your hotel directly.
  • Airline Fees – To cancel plane tickets and request reimbursement, please contact your airline directly.
  • Scientific Abstracts – Abstracts that were selected for poster or podium presentation will be published in issue #3 of the Journal of ECT. (updated 4.15.20).

The ISEN Executive Committee thanks you very much for your interest in attending our 2020 Annual Meeting, as well as for your understanding and flexibility during this unique time. Although disappointed by the need to make this difficult decision, we feel strongly that it is prudent and fully aligned with our mission and values.

Planning for our 2021 Annual Meeting is already underway. We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles on May 1-2, 2021.

Sincerely,
ISEN Executive Committee

March 12, 2020