Why has the AMGA 2020 Annual Conference gone virtual?[+]
The health and safety of our members, their patients, our exhibitors, and our staff are of the utmost importance. With AMGA member organizations on the front lines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we believe it is in the best interest of all to convert the conference so members can focus on serving their communities.
Our decision was based on updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and California Department of Public Health, as well as local governments. We also have learned of a growing number of travel restrictions being placed on AMGA members and other healthcare professionals as organizations are managing the response to COVID-19 in their communities.
Will AMGA 2020 Annual Conference be rescheduled to later this year?[+]
Conferences the size of AMGA’s annual conference are planned years in advance. Due to the complexity of the programming and securing available venues, rescheduling is not an option. We look forward to all meeting at the Gaylord Texan in 2021 Annual Conference.
What about my registration fee?[+]
AMGA will provide a full letter of credit, minus a $100 administrative fee, for all full conference, preconference, and leadership council registrations related to the 2020 Annual Conference. The letter of credit is good for two years, transferable to another person, and can be used for any AMGA activity. You will be receiving the official letter of credit in early April.
What if I purchased booth space?[+]
Per our policy, AMGA will provide refunds of the amount paid by exhibitors and contributors minus incurred expenses. We are still finalizing details regarding benefit transfer and/or refunds and will send follow-up information.
What about the ancillary events associated with the conference?[+]
Most ancillary events, including pre-conference immersion sessions, Leadership Council meetings, and more, will also be held virtually. Information on these sessions will be forthcoming.
What about my hotel and travel arrangements?[+]
Registrants should check their hotel and airline cancellation policies and plan to cancel or change their flights, hotel reservations, and all other travel accommodations as appropriate. Policies vary from airline to airline and hotel to hotel, so please contact them as soon as possible.
How will I be able to earn CME? [+]
Upon completion of each activity, participants will be provided a link to an evaluation form with CME request included. Participants are expected to fill out the evaluation for in its entirety to be eligible to receive credit. Each live breakout activity day will have designated maximum hours of CME possible to obtain. All breakout sessions accessed later “on demand” is designated for a maximum of 1 credit hour per breakout. Only registered attendees of AMGA’s annual conference will be eligible to receive CME credit. If you’re not registered and submit an evaluation form to obtain CME, AMGA will invoice you for participation and forward your credit after payment is received.
Will AMGA’s virtual conference be eligible for other continuing education credit? [+]
AMGA recognizes the importance of being a trusted supporter of professional development credits. We are exploring options to provide CEUs through the virtual delivery of the conference content. Future announcements will be forthcoming.
For more information, attendees should contact Andi Eberly at 703.838.0033 ext. 333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Director of Corporate Relations will contact exhibitors and sponsors with further details.