In a disappointment to many people, members of the American Bar Association GP|Solo section received this e-mail today:
April 28, 2009 To GP Members:
Subject: ABA GP|Solo Spring Meeting is cancelled
Dear ABA GP|Solo Member:
Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/, the human swine flu outbreak continues to grow in the United States and internationally. In response to the intensifying outbreak, the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division leadership has decided to cancel the spring meeting scheduled in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico from May 7-9, 2009.
The Division leadership discussed the varying information available about the outbreak, but ultimately decided that cancellation of this meeting is in the best interest of our members. Contingency plans for the committee meetings, the awards luncheon, and the council meeting are being discussed and more information will be posted to the website.
If you have already confirmed your hotel or meeting registration, an e-mail with detailed cancellation information has already been sent to you. If you did not receive this notice, please go to our website at http://www.abanet.org/genpractice/ or contact Laura Ramirez, GP|Solo Meetings Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 988-5659(312) 988-5659.
We deeply regret that this decision had to be made. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about it.
Robert A. Zupkus
Chair, ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division