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Annual Meeting Update

Dear PTS Members,

As you know, due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity of creating the safest learning experience, portions of this year’s PTS Annual Meeting that was to take place in person November 4-7, 2020 in New Orleans, LA, will now be held in a virtual format. With the importance of the health and well-being of members, attendees, faculty, patients, staff, and other stakeholders, it is was clear that a traditional PTS Meeting will not be possible.

The PTS Board of Directors identified a Virtual Meeting Task Force, to evaluate and determine the best possible virtual learning environment for our membership. In order to incorporate the selected content, PTS will move forward with a one day, virtual LIVE Meeting on Friday, November 6th and host a series of monthly webinars. Each webinar will be 60 minutes and will be hosted on the second Thursday of each month at 12:00 PM Eastern Time, each webinar will then be recorded and housed on the PTS website.

If you were participating in a session or had an abstract acceptance, we will be in touch within the coming weeks with additional information. We thank you for your patience while we have made this shift and your continued commitment and support of the Society.

Please continue to watch the PTS website for updates, and we will keep you all informed as the PTS Virtual Meeting takes shape. We look forward to your participation during PTS LIVE!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I registered previously for the in-person meeting. Will I get a refund?
A: Once the virtual meeting format is determined, the PTS will automatically transfer your in-person registrations to virtual registrations and will refund you the difference. If you would prefer to instead push your registration to the 2021 PTS Annual Meeting, use your registration fee to cover your 2020 membership dues, or if you would like a full refund of your 2020 registration, please contact us at meetings@pediatrictraumasociety.org as soon as possible.

Q: I am a presenter within a session or have an abstract accepted. What are my next steps?
A: We will be sending you additional information in the coming weeks on next steps. More details will be provided once the virtual format is finalized.

Q: Will I still be able to claim CME/CEU credits in the virtual meeting format?
A: The Program Chairs and Leadership are working towards being able to offer this opportunity.

Q: I made a hotel reservation at the Sheraton New Orleans, what should I do?
A: If you made a reservation in the PTS hotel block, there’s nothing you need to do. PTS will automatically cancel your room for you. If you booked a hotel room outside of the PTS block, please contact your hotel directly. Any transportation tickets/reservations should be cancelled by you directly.