As we enter the busy holiday season, public health and safety is top of mind for all of us. The recent news surrounding COVID-19 is a reminder that while we continue to navigate new challenges, the medical advances we have seen in the last year are making it possible for us to move forward as an IO community.
On behalf of the SIO Board of Directors and SIO2022 Program Committee, we want to reassure you that SIO is committed to holding a safe, enjoyable Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, 3-7 February 2022.
As we make our final preparations for SIO2022, please know that the health of our attendees is our first priority. SIO continues to pay close attention to CDC guidance, as well as relevant guidelinesin the locale of the meeting. To date, the California Public Health Department is recording 77% of the state’s population to be vaccinated and is not recommending a change in plans for public events, including conferences.
As part of our commitment to your safety, all attendees joining us in San Francisco will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the start of the meeting.
For those who can’t or prefer not to attend in person, SIO is excited to offer a new virtual option in the form of a Technology Pass, which provides you with access to select live-streamed sessions for a reduced registration fee.
Thank you for your continued support and for your patience and flexibility as we plan to reconvene. We encourage you to register for the meeting today and join us as we lead the IO community forward—together.