#ADAA2020 Conference is Postponed

Important Registration Refund Information

Each attendee hast the option to:

•    Donate all or a portion of your registration fee to ADAA
•    Defer your registration fee to the 2021 Annual Conference March 18-21 in Boston, MA*
•    Request a full refund

*Note, deferred registrations will not be eligible for refunds at a later date.
  
Please click on this survey link to select which option you prefer.
  
Important note: all requests for refunds MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN APRIL 30, 2020. Any registrations remaining after April 30, 2020 will automatically be deferred to the 2021 Annual Conference March 18-21 in Boston, MA. No refunds will be given after April 30, 2020. 
  

All registration requests must be made through the link above. ADAA staff will not process individual email requests. You will be referred back to this survey link. If you have already emailed ADAA individually, you must still complete this survey.
  
ADAA greatly appreciates your patience during this process. All refunds will be processed in no more than 45 days. 
  
Should you wish to make a voluntary contribution outside of your registration fees, please click here. Your support is greatly appreciated. 


March 09- 2020 - Dear 2020 Conference Registrants and Members,
  
Over the last few weeks, ADAA leadership has been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and global health crisis and its ongoing potential impact for our attendees, staff, exhibitors, and sponsors in connection with our 2020 Conference scheduled to be held in San Antonio, TX from March 19-22.
  
Today, ADAA has made the very difficult decision that we have no alternative but to cancel the ADAA 2020 Conference.
  
Several factors contributed to our decision to cancel the 2020 Conference. After careful review of the fast-growing number of members’ institutions that have implemented travel bans, universities cancelling classes and advising students to return home, engagement with local jurisdictions and federal health officials, and acknowledging the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention age-related travel recommendations, we have concluded that this is the right decision for the ADAA community and supporters. 
  
As difficult as this decision is, we hope you will agree that the health and safety of our membership, our attendees, staff, exhibitors, sponsors, and our communities are our top priority. 
  
We want to recognize and thank the ADAA members who contributed so many dedicated hours to organizing the 2020 meeting - in particular the Conference Committee co-chairs, Dr. Cindy Aaronson and Dr. Adriana Feder and all the committee members; our CDLP co-chairs, Dr. Tanja Jovanovic, Dr. Alicia Meuret, Dr. Jill Emanuele and Kari Gregory; the small but amazing ADAA staff, including the Stellato Meeting Solutions team. We know how hard everyone has worked to create a much anticipated dynamic and exciting program for the 2020 40th Celebration Conference. 
  
As a small non-profit the cancellation of the 2020 Conference will have devastating financial implications. Most – if not all - of the contractual costs (for hotels, vendors, exhibitors, and others) have already been incurred and we are uncertain if any of these expenses can be recouped. Please continue to let us know (by emailing conference@adaa.org) of any institutional travel bans, which may help us in our effort to reduce ADAA’s liability to the hotels and vendors as we discuss the financial impact of the cancellation with them.
  
IMPORTANT: As all airline and hotel costs are your own responsibility – you will need to cancel your hotel and airline reservations directly. Please reference your hotel confirmation email for instructions on how to cancel online.
  
Please note that we’ve also been sharing helpful resources for our public and professional communities authored by our ADAA members, about how to manage coronavirus anxiety.
  
We thank you for your patience and understanding while the ADAA leadership took the necessary time to thoroughly evaluate this rapidly evolving and complex situation. 
  
We are all disappointed, but we believe this was the right decision. We are already planning for 2021 in Boston where we will mark our 40th anniversary celebration and honor member recognition awardees as well as our longtime members.
  
Sincerely,

Luana Marques, PhD, ADAA President
Susan Gurley, Executive Director, ADAA


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