(March 20, 2020) The Ohio Osteopathic Association and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine regretfully announce the cancellation of the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium, scheduled for April 22-26 at the Columbus Hilton at Easton.
This outcome was inevitable in the face of the rapidly escalating COVID-19 pandemic. On Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that organizers cancel events consisting of 50 people or more throughout the US for the next eight weeks. State officials have reinforced this recommendation by way of an order that will remain in effect throughout the duration of the state of emergency.
Most importantly, we recognize that osteopathic physicians are on the front lines of slowing the spread of COVID-19. Canceling the Symposium will allow you to remain in your communities to continue providing essential care and leading patient care teams.
We are actively exploring ways in which we might be able to conduct in an alternate format some of the key annual events traditionally held in conjunction with the OOS, such as the leadership transitions of the state OOA and ACOFP. We will continue to keep you updated on this.
All registrants who have already submitted payment are eligible for refunds. Any refund questions should be directed to Joanne Barnhart via email at jbarnhart@OhioDO.org.
Those who have made room reservations at the Columbus Hilton, please be sure to cancel your room by calling 614-414-5000.