Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity of creating the safest learning experience, portions of this year’s ISPAN Meeting that was to take place in person October 14-18 in San Mateo, California, will now be held virtually. While we realize that an online educational program does not offer the collegial interactions and face to face mentoring opportunities possible when we are all together, the leadership of the ISPAN considered the subsequent domino effects of unpredictable surges, institutional travel bans/funding restrictions, social distancing’s effects on venue capacities, and the effects of forced travel quarantines on surgical and aesthetic practices. With the importance of the health and well-being of members, attendees, faculty, patients, staff, and other stakeholders, it became clear that a traditional ISPAN Meeting would not be possible.
Our program chair and leadership are currently evaluating what portions of the 2020 Program will be offered this October. We do expect to offer LIVE Aesthetic and Surgical speakers along with offering CEU educational opportunities for On Demand pre-recorded presentations. Please watch our website for updates, and we will keep you all informed as the ISPAN Virtual Meeting takes shape!