VSS is currently exploring options for holding a virtual meeting. As soon as the board of directors has enough information to make a decision, we will notify the membership about options. These will include the option of receiving a full registration refund (and thus not to participate in a virtual meeting if one is held). We will process pending registration refund requests after there has been an opportunity for you to consider all available options.
Membership is never refundable. Membership fees cover the costs of running the society as well as costs to process and review the abstracts.
If you reserved a hotel room under the VSS block at the TradeWinds, your hotel room will be cancelled automatically, and your deposit refunded. If you do not receive notification of your cancellation, contact the TradeWinds at (800) 808-9833. If you booked at the TradeWinds but outside the VSS block, you need to personally cancel your reservation. And if you booked other accommodations, you will also need to personally cancel your reservation.
VSS is exploring options for holding a virtual meeting. As soon as the board of directors has enough information to make a decision, we will notify the membership of the options. Should we hold a virtual meeting and you decide not to participate, we will provide instructions on how to withdraw your abstract.
No. As noted above, membership fees support the costs of running the society and are never refundable, nor may you apply this year’s membership fee towards next year’s membership. Registration fees cannot be applied to future meetings, but are refundable as described above.