Response to Coronavirus

Dear SSSR Members,

Our July 2020 conference in Newport Beach is now about four months away and we know that many of you are making travel arrangements. We are following the evolution of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) very closely. The health and safety of conference participants are primary concerns for all of us as we look ahead to July 2020. We are reaching out frequently to local and national civic and health officials for the best and most current knowledge and advice, and we will continue to do so going forward. As of now, we are planning to hold the conference. If there are travel restrictions for our international colleagues, please know that we will refund your conference fee minus the credit card procession fee.

We will continue to communicate with you as the conference approaches should any changes in local circumstances occur. Please know that, as I said earlier, assuring the well-being of the SSSR community remains our top priority.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or to our conference chairs.


Carol Connor,
Penelope Collins
Young Suk Kim