Finra has canceled its 2020 Annual Conference because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The conference — which is typically widely attended by individuals in the broker-dealer industry — was scheduled for May 12 to 14 in Washington, D.C.

“We recognize that this decision may pose an inconvenience and cause disappointment. However, your wellbeing is paramount, and we are taking the necessary precautions to mitigate any health risks, with your safety in mind,” Finra says in an email sent to conference registrants.

Finra is providing registrants a full refund of the conference fees they have paid.

Earlier this month, Finra said it was canceling or postponing all events it had scheduled through April 6 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The self-regulator said at the time that it was weighing whether to proceed with events beyond that date, including its widely attended annual meeting in May.

The assessment of the events beyond April 6 are being done “on a case-by-case basis” and based on guidance from public health agencies, Finra said previously.

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