Due to concerns around the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Midwest Section leadership, with input from our relevant stakeholders, has decided to cancel our annual meeting scheduled for March 21-22. We know that this will come as a great disappointment for everyone who was looking forward to attending this meeting, but it was determined that the safety of all of our speakers and attendees was more important. This has been a hard decision to make, and we appreciate those of you who provided input and guidance. We are planning to reschedule the meeting to take place in Champaign, IL, but the date has yet to be determined.

Shoshana Kronfeld, who has been handing the registration, will be processing refunds for all those who have pair the registration fee. Please be patient, and recognize that it may take up to two weeks to see your refund come into your account as each cancellation and refund must be handled separately. Section memberships are not refundable. Any questions should be directed to Shoshana at shoshana@aspb.org . Please make sure to contact your hotel and other travel agencies to cancel any reservations.