SAR Statement on the 2023 Annual Meeting Location

Thank you to the members who have reached out concerning the location of the SAR 2023 meeting in Austin due to the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs Wade and other non-inclusive legislation. As you are probably aware, meeting locations are determined many years in advance. Please be assured that the decision to hold a meeting in Texas (or any other state) is not an endorsement by SAR of any state laws restricting healthcare access, immigration, or any other issue.  Instead, we will continue to bring a message of scientific discovery, collaboration, education, and unity.

We stand by our core values as an organization:

  • Clinical Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Compassion
  • Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Mentorship
  • Respect
  • Scientific Expertise
  • Service

We acknowledge potential safety concerns for pregnant attendees at SAR 2023 and regret that the federal decision has created this scenario.  With our members’ help and input, we have expanded virtual programming for the SAR 2023 meeting, and our goal is that each member can fully engage in the meeting in the manner that is best for them personally: in person, hybrid, or fully online.

We hope, however, to see you in person at the meeting. Our strength lies in our relationships and network of friends and colleagues, and those who attended last year’s meeting experienced what makes the SAR meetings special.  SAR has weathered many storms in the past few years.  We have adapted, grown, and changed together, and we will continue to do so.

SAR Board