The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announced it has canceled its annual meeting scheduled for March 24-28, 2020, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando due to concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus.

“Our team, like many of you, has been eagerly anticipating and preparing for this year’s meeting. The largest orthopedic gathering in the nation, the AAOS Annual Meeting was set to host 479 presentations, 250,000 net square feet of exhibit space and 27,000 attendees from around the world,” the AAOS released in a statement. “But, the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a serious concern for us all, and its implications have substantially affected the logistics of the meeting.”

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