FAQs


We look forward to sharing more information with you as it is finalized and ask for your patience as we make this transition. We will be updating this page as questions come in, please refer to this page before emailing Headquarters.

What dates will the SPS Virtual Event take place?
The virtual event will be held over the original dates with the main content to be presented on September 14–17, 2020. The online agenda will be updated as soon as possible to reflect any changes in the schedule.

I planned to submit my abstract for the Annual Meeting, are you still accepting submissions?
Poster presentations will still take place, just in an online format. We will release more details shortly, but if you wish to participate please submit your abstract as you normally would; all abstracts will continue to be reviewed by the Abstract Committee before acceptance.

What if I already booked my hotel room?
If you booked a hotel room within (or outside) the SPS hotel block, please contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.

What if I already paid for 2020 Meeting registration?
If you have already paid your 2020 Meeting registration fee, we will be contacting you directly in the coming weeks to discuss your options.

What if I have signed up as an Exhibiting Company?
If you are an exhibiting company, Amy Willis sent you an email outlining your next steps. If you did not receive that email, please contact Amy.

How can I register for the SPS Virtual Event?
Registration for the virtual event will open as soon as possible, we will be sending out announcements when the system is ready to accept registrations.

How can I sign up for a Continuing Education Course?
CE Courses will be conducted in an online format, registration details will be coming soon.

My company is a sponsor, how will our recognition change for the SPS Virtual Event?
If you are a sponsoring company, company recognition will stay the same as it was planned for the face to face meeting except for providing physical badge ribbons to your representatives onsite. There are many ways we can feature your company within the virtual environment. Krystle Correll will reach out to you to discuss details.

I applied for a Student/Junior Travel Award (or was interested in applying) will these awards still take place at the SPS Virtual Event?
If you applied for a travel award, Rachel Woodson will be reaching out to you.  The Committee will be sharing additional information soon regarding the 2020 Travel Awards.

We were planning on advertising at the Annual Meeting, will there still be options for exposure in the virtual environment?
Yes, there are many ways you will be able to gain additional exposure within the virtual platform. Advertising opportunities will be released once we reconfigure them to fit the new virtual environment.