After closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on our patients, practices and country, the College announced on July 1 that the ACAAI 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting will now be a 3-day, fully-virtual event, instead of meeting face-to-face in Phoenix this November.
As the pandemic has played out, many challenges to planning a live meeting have emerged. Travel restrictions placed on our faculty and members, the unknown trajectory of the virus and looming logistical scenarios are just a few.
The health and well-being of our conference attendees and faculty members is our top priority, and moving to a virtual platform ensures that we can offer an uncompromised program that is safe and filled with the outstanding content you have come to expect from the College.
College leaders have observed the difficult personal and professional struggles that have overwhelmed many involved in providing allergy patient care during these extraordinary times – and we are pleased to offer the virtual ACAAI 2020 Annual Meeting at no charge to our dues paying members, FIT/student members, and retired members. Current FITs from international fellowship training programs will also be granted free access.
Our conference organizers have selected a virtual meeting platform to provide an engaging and robust conference experience, offering all the key aspects of a live meeting – from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you choose.
We have been working diligently to prepare a scientific program featuring dynamic plenary and symposia presentations, cutting edge research through abstracts and e-posters, an interactive exhibit hall experience and the ability to relax and network with your peers.
Registration will open in early August. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
It is our plan to meet again in person in 2021 in New Orleans. Until then, we are excited to bring the virtual ACAAI 2020 Annual Meeting to you!