Annual Meeting FAQs

FAQs for the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Updated on 05/07/2020

Will the AACA 2020 Annual Meeting in New York City still take place?

We are very disappointed to inform you that as the COVID-19 situation becomes more complicated and serious by the day, the leadership of AACA has decided to cancel the in-person portion of the 2020 Annual Meeting in New York, NY (June 15 – 19). 

Will the AACA host a Virtual Meeting?

To keep our members safe and to showcase all of their hard work, we have decided to host a virtual meeting. This format is different from previous meetings, as everything will be online. A full schedule can be found online here. In order to receive the login for the Planstone Portal (where ePosters, ePlatforms, ASC and EAC symposia will be housed), you must register for the Annual Meeting.  All attendees will receive a link to login and view the presentations starting on June 15th.  The Zoom login information on the "live/interactive" portions of the meeting (ASC, CAT, CDC, and EAC Committee Meetings, the Business Meeting, or the ASC and EAC Symposia Q&A Sessions) will be sent the mornings of the events by AACA Headquarters.

For those of you who cannot attend virtually this June, we do hope you mark your calendars for the 2021 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, June 28 – July 2.

Will there be a fee to attend the Virtual Meeting?

As many of you know, the AACA receives majority of our revenue from the in-person Annual Meetings. Due to Covid-19, we have had to cancel the in-person meeting and have decided to go virtual. We know that this pandemic has changed many thing for each of you. To help out during this time, we have decided to waive the registration fee, for the 2020 AACA Virtual Meeting. To register for the virtual meeting, please click here.

We have received many inquiries regarding how our members can assist. We personally want to thank each of you for reaching out to us and your willingness to help us during these unprecedented times.  If you would like to make a donation, please click here.We have (5) categories of sponsorships/donations. The first four sponsorships include: DiamondEmeraldRuby, and Sapphire.  If you would like to donate an amount that is different from the four sponsorship levels, you will need to click on "custom donations" and enter your information there. We thank each and every one of you, for your continued support!

For those of you who cannot attend virtually this June, we do hope you mark your calendars for the 2021 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, June 28 – July 2. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to AACA Headquarters.

What about the abstracts?

Acceptance and rejection notices for ePlatforms and ePosters were sent out on April 23rd.  All authors were to let AACA know if you plan to present virtually by May 1st. If you have not received your notice, please reach out to AACA Headquarters. The AACA will publish each abstract that is eligible for inclusion in Clinical Anatomy, even if you don't commit to presenting virtuallyIf you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to AACA Headquarters

Have refunds for the 2020 in-person meeting been processed?

Yes! All refunds, deferrals, and donations have been processed. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected].