47th Annual Scientific Meeting
June 27-30, 2021

“Working Together: How Collaboration Enables Us to Better Help Our Patients”

Due to social distancing guidelines, live attendance is being limited to first 300 professional attendees

Dr. Miles Murphy
SGS President

Dr. Megan Schimpf
SGS Scientific Program Committee Chair



SGS is actively monitoring the incidence of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Palm Springs area. SGS is following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings, including CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

At this time, our upcoming SGS Annual Scientific Meeting will take place on June 27-30, 2021. However, if you are sick or feel you are getting sick, we ask that you please stay home. Currently, older adults and persons with underlying health conditions are considered to be at increased risk of severe illness and complications from COVID-19. Examples of underlying health conditions include heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, people with weakened immune systems, and people who are pregnant. The CDC recommends that people in high-risk groups consult with their healthcare provider about attending any large gathering.

If you do choose to attend the SGS Annual Scientific Meeting, please keep in mind the CDC recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Masks are required throughout the meeting and social events.
  • Attendees are discouraged from exchanging handshakes, fist bumps, and high-fives throughout the meeting and social events.