APS April Meeting 2020 in Washington, DC is Canceled

APS is working to deliver a virtual meeting

APS is concerned with the health and well-being of its members, attendees, and staff, as well as the Washington, DC community. As a result, we are canceling the in-person APS April Meeting scheduled for April 18-21 and working to deliver an online virtual meeting.

The decision to cancel the in-person meeting was based on evolving public health issues including these most recent developments:

  • The World Health Organization assessment on March 11 that characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic
  • Increasing concern from our attendees and presenters about their health and well-being
  • Social distancing recommendations such as restrictions on travel and mass assembly
  • The Washington, DC government’s declaration of both a state of emergency and a public health emergency

Registration Refund Status

APS will be processing the majority of the meeting registration refunds no later than April 17, 2020. Upon processing the refund, it may take up to three days for the credit to appear on the credit card from which the payment was initiated.

In addition, each registrant should receive an email from meeting-refunds@aps.org that includes a copy of the refund invoice. It is each registrant’s responsibility to provide a copy of the refund invoice to the party who paid for their registration, as applicable.

If you do not receive an email from meeting-refunds@aps.org and/or see the credit on your statement by April 20, 2020, please check https://my.aps.org under My Orders or feel free to contact meeting-refunds@aps.org and include the following information so we can investigate:

  • Registrant Name
  • Registrant ID
  • Credit Amount Expected
  • Last four of CC (if known)

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


If you have already booked a hotel room at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, you can manage your existing reservation. Manage Your Reservation

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our FAQs about registration refunds, travel and hotel cancellation, or to download the official letter of cancellation. For additional information or questions, reach out to us at meetings@aps.org.

We recognize that this meeting takes hundreds of hours of our volunteers’ and members’ time to put together as well as the work of the many presenters. We thank you for your support and your patience as we continue to work together through this unprecedented situation.