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Making difficult calls on events as virus spreads

China exhibits canceled at U.S. shows

CoronavirusIllustration created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the surface spikes displayed by coronaviruses.

Feb. 14, 2020
By Kathryn Walson

Amid a barrage of news about the coronavirus outbreak, some associations face tough decisions: Should they cancel a major overseas conference that has taken years to plan? Or should they proceed with the event, and risk attendees and exhibitors backing out?