The AMS annual research meeting, planned for Friday (March 13, 2020), will NOT go ahead, due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Several AMS members and visitors to the meeting are medical specialists that have to be available for patient care should a crisis present. Many of our researchers are embedded in clinical departments or involved in clinical research and in close contact with patients and medical personnel. In line with the policy of Amsterdam UMC to avoid gatherings which are not strictly necessary and the advice we received today by the Dutch Federation of Medical Specialists not to attend any meetings, we have taken the decision to cancel the meeting. Depending on further developments, we intend to reschedule the annual meeting for later this year and will keep you informed.