2020 ARS at COSM - Atlanta, GA


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

March 16, 2020

(updated March 20, 2020 to reflect presenter alternatives)


Dear Colleagues:

Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic and its growing impact, the Combined Spring Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) April 22-26, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia has been canceled.

Presenters: Considering the recent cancellation of the ARS COSM 2020 Meeting in Atlanta, GA, the ARS is offering you the following alternatives:

  • Oral Presenters:
    • Present your research at the ARS Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, Saturday September 12, 2020
    • The manuscript submission deadline will be extended to August 14, 2020. You may submit your completed manuscript anytime through 8/14.
  • Poster Presenters:
    • Present your poster at the ARS Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, Saturday, September 12, 2020
    • Submit your poster to Genigraphics via the new/updated Annual Meeting instructions (to be emailed later)
    • If you’ve already uploaded your poster to Genigraphics for the COSM meeting, you’ll need to cancel that submission.

Please take a moment to complete this confirmation form and return it to [email protected] no later than Monday April 27, 2020

Refunds: Meeting registration fees will be refunded in FULL. The COSM meetings department is working on automatically refunding your credit card, however, you may contact their office directly at 312-202-5322 or via email [email protected]

Hotel Refunds: Although the Hilton Atlanta is aware of the meeting cancellation, please contact them to make sure that your refund is issued. Don’t forget to receive a cancellation confirmation number at that time. (Hilton Atlanta: 404-659-2000)

The American Rhinologic Society extends its sympathies to all of those who have been affected by the outbreak. This was a difficult decision to make, however, the safety of our members, presenters, and attendees remains our main priority.

Please check back periodically for updates.

In advance, thank you for your understanding and support.


Robert Kern, MD
President, ARS