Annual AACA Meetings

AACA Virtual Annual Conference 2020 - June 15 - 19, 2020

Hosting an AACA Meeting

Letters of Invitation

**Important information for non-U.S. residents who plan to visit the United States to attend an AACA meeting.


Support Our New and Sustaining Vendors

As most of you know, the AACA's annual Scientific Session is supported in great part by our contributing vendors. The list below contains the majority of our new and/or sustaining vendor companies. Why not visit the web site of those vendors to familiarize yourself with their full line of offerings and consider them first when purchasing materials as a way of showing them how we value their continued support.

American Association of Anatomists
Anatomy One
Anatomy in Depth
Anatomy in Clay Learning Systems
Bone Clones
Elsevier, Inc.
Holt Anatomical
InfoSight Corporation
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 
Mopec, Inc.
Primal Pictures
Thieme Medical Publishers
Touch of Life Technologies
Von Hagens Plastination

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Passport and Visa Information for International Registrants to an AACA Meeting

International visitors must present a passport or other valid travel document when entering the United States.

Visas are required for most travelers to the U.S. Increased security measures now require visa applications to undergo greater scrutiny than in the past. Because the application and review process can take considerable time, applicants are advised to apply as early as possible (at least 2-3 months) in advance of their travel date.

If you need a visa, you must go to your closest U.S. visa-issuing post for an interview with a Department of State consular officer, which includes a review of your application and supporting documents, and collection of your biometrics (up to 10 digital fingerprints and a digital photograph). This site fully outlines these required documents/credentials. For more information on how long you will have to wait to get an interview appointment and for specific details on visa requirements and application procedures for your country of origin, please visit this site.

Canadian citizens and citizens from Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries (currently, 35 countries; see list of countries) can come to the U.S. without a visa provided they meet certain passport requirements. Travelers from all VWP countries must obtain approval through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to traveling to the U.S. Visitors may apply online for travel authorization via the ESTA web site at

As part of the arrival process into the U.S., all international visitors will experience US-VISIT biometric procedures (collection of digital fingerprints and photographs) prior to their entrance.

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Letters of Invitation

The AACA Program Secretary (Dr. Jennifer Burgoon) will issue letters of invitation to those registered attendees who require them. Letters of invitation MUST be requested as early as possible. Last minute letters will only be expedited by courier at the expense of the individual requesting them.

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AACA Annual Meeting Host Opportunities

Interested in hosting an AACA annual meeting? Have you wondered what this involves? The .pdf documents linked below outline the preliminary information Executive Council of the AACA needs to have before it can accept an invitation to meet in your area. Why not think about hosting the AACA membership in your city? Our Executive Director (Caitlin Hyatt) takes on the greater part of the responsibilities for hosting a meeting, making it a much less arduous task than it was 5 years ago.

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