SARS: The Impact of Medical Meetings

It’s hard to say what message the World Health Organization was trying to send when it had every participant at its spring annual assembly in Geneva submit to SARS screening by nurses wearing lab coats and rubber gloves. The gesture underscored the seriousness of the epidemic that sent a wave of panic through meeting organizers throughout the spring but now seems to have abated. But the disease is still affecting medical meetings.

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