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The NE-AUA 2020 Annual Meeting is going virtual! While we wonít be meeting in person, we will still be offering the same top-notch education and programming we were to showcase in Burlington. Attendees will have the ability to view abstracts and presentations from the comfort and safety of their own home, at whatever pace works for them. Each session will be unlocked and posted online on the date it was to originally have been presented in person. The Section is also happy to announce that we will be returning to Burlington for our next in-person meeting, held October 14-17, 2021. We canít wait to share Burlington in peak foliage season with you.

Learn more by viewing our frequently asked questions here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

Is the virtual meeting taking place on the same dates?
Yes. The virtual meeting will be available starting on September 10, 2020. Attendees will have the ability to view the sessions at their own pace and receive credits for the sessions the view.

What happens to my hotel reservation in Burlington?
If you made a reservation in the NE-AUA hotel block, thereís nothing you need to do. The Section will automatically cancel your room for you. If you booked a hotel room outside of the Section block, please contact your hotel directly. Any transportation tickets/reservations should be cancelled by you directly.

I registered previously for the in-person meeting. Will I get a refund?
The Section is automatically transferring any in-person registrations to virtual registrations and will refund you the difference.

If you would prefer to instead push your registration to the 2021 Annual Meeting, use your registration fee to cover your 2020 membership dues, donate some or all of the difference to the Section Education Fund, or if you would like a full refund of your 2020 registration, please contact us at meetings@neaua.org prior to July 7, 2020.

REGISTRATION

Are the registration fees different for the virtual meeting?
Yes. All registration prices have been significantly reduced.

What will my registration include?
Your virtual meeting registration will give you access to much of the same program that was planned for the in-person meeting Ė including podium presentations, poster presentations, and select invited speaker sessions. Your registration also includes the ability to claim credits for all sessions for which you view.

How and when should I register?
Registration for the virtual meeting will be available online beginning on July 7, 2020. The early bird deadline has been extended to August 17.

PROGRAM

Can I still earn CME through this virtual meeting?
Yes, most sessions available through the virtual meeting will be eligible for credits. Additionally, as no sessions will be run concurrently, for the first time you have the ability to view all abstract presentations, which will grant you access to additional credits.

Iím a speaker or presenter. What are my next steps?
We will be sending you additional information within the upcoming weeks regarding how to record your presentation, how to upload your presentation, and the deadlines associated with it. You will still be required to register for the virtual meeting. If you are a resident, fellow, or medical student and are still the presenting author, we will still be processing your complimentary registration in mid-August.

How will I obtain the program materials such as handouts and abstract books?
The program materials will be available in the virtual meeting platform when the meeting officially launches in early September.