A Message from President, Brian Glatt, MD, FACS
Regarding the 2020 Annual Meeting
Dear NESPS Members and Abstract Submitters,
I hope you are all safe and healthy and back to work doing what you do best! I wanted to take this opportunity to communicate several important issues to you with regards to the NESPS.
Some significant decisions were made during our most recent Board meeting. First, given that the major events of our Society (our Annual Meeting and our Spring Workshop) have been sidelined due to COVID-19, our Board unanimously voted to give the leadership, including the Board of Directors and our Committees, another chance to serve our membership in a more functional capacity. As such, the ascension of leadership has been frozen for a year, making 2021 essentially a repeat of 2020 - which means I will continue to have the honor and privilege to serve as your President for another year. As you may remember, we were about to hold what promised to be a wildly successful Spring meeting this past March, and due to COVID-19 lockdown, the program had to be postponed until 2021. I am pleased to tell you that the hotel accommodated our group, and the program remains intact for 2021. We hope to hold this meeting live in NYC next Spring, but will obviously be reevaluating this as time goes on given the fluidity of the situation, and we have plans in place to hold this meeting virtually if need be.
COVID-19 Important Payment Information
Although our physical office have reopened in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, as we continue to have most of our staff team work remotely, we ask that if possible, you make your dues payments online. If you or your institution would prefer to send a check, rest assured that our teams are all working full time, and our front office is in full operation and your mail is secure.
The Northeast Region COVID-19 Coalition is comprised of members from the Connecticut Society of Plastic Surgeons (CTSPS), Massachusetts Society of Plastic Surgeons (MSPS), New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons (NJSPS), New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS), New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYSSPS), Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NESPS), and Robert H. Ivy Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Society (IVY). These guidelines are also endorsed by the New England Society of Plastic Surgeons (NESPRS)
The NESPS States:
Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont