2021 AAAAI Annual Meeting Will Be Entirely Virtual
July 23, 2020
Dear Members and Fellows of the AAAAI:
The AAAAI Board of Directors and the AAAAI Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) have been monitoring the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unfortunate trends that heighten concerns over safety, the need for social distancing, and the financial/economic impact on allergy practice. After careful deliberation we have made the decision to change our 2021 Annual Meeting from an in-person event to an entirely virtual program featuring a mix of live streaming and recorded sessions. We felt it important to make this decision now in order to assure ample time to plan a stellar meeting in a fully virtual format. Although we are disappointed that we won’t be able to see each other in San Diego February 26-March 1, 2021, our commitment to providing you with high quality, engaging, and state-of-the-art sessions to meet your CME/educational needs remains the same.
We will be working closely with our meeting faculty to develop optimal virtual presentation formats for all those sessions you look forward to every year: the keynote, plenaries, symposia, workshops, seminars, pro-con debates and more. We will showcase cutting-edge research, the best clinical science, and case reports in our Virtual Poster Hall and oral abstract sessions. This is why we want to encourage you to continue submitting abstracts by 11:59 am CT on August 27. First year fellows-in-training, medical students, and residents should also continue submitting case reports by 11:59 am CT on September 23.
In addition, we plan to have:
• A Virtual Exhibit Hall to allow you to keep up with the latest products and services available in our field.
• Virtual AAAAI Foundation opportunities and events to recognize our Faculty Development Award recipients and support the AAAAI Foundation mission.
The AAAAI will provide you with updates as work progresses on our new virtual format. In the meantime, keep your calendars marked for the 2021 Virtual AAAAI Annual Meeting, February 26-March 1, that will focus on the clinical theme of: Incorporating New and Emerging Therapies Into Allergy/Immunology Practice and Research.
Mary Beth Fasano, MD, MSPH, FAAAAI
Leonard B. Bacharier, MD, FAAAAI
Chair, Annual Meeting Program Committee
Visit our page of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the 2021 AAAAI Annual Meeting going virtual, which will be updated as further information and details become available.