IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Pricey AAOMP Members and Annual Assembly Attendees,
As a result of ongoing challenges related to COVID-19, and after a lot deliberation, we have now made the very troublesome determination to cancel the face-to-face 2020 Annual Assembly scheduled for April 24-29 in Nashville. Luckily, our administration firm has contracted with a web based platform, Hopin, that may permit us to deliver to you virtually all the assembly on-line. This new thrilling program will assist you to take part within the CE programs you signed up for and submit questions on-line. Recognizing the significance of constant training to our members, credit score for nearly all the instructional programming can be given through the Digital Assembly. Offering this system on-line entails appreciable further prices so the registration payment stays the identical. Nevertheless, this may give us all a chance to halfake in some innovative CE.
The platform additionally offers chat rooms the place you may community with different attendees, and the alumni teams can collect remotely, thus giving us that sense of neighborhood all of us get pleasure from.
We envision the digital assembly will comply with an identical instructional schedule because the in particular person Annual Assembly. We all know that a lot of you’ve already scheduled break day to attend the assembly. Due to this fact, we’re doing our greatest to maintain the identical time frames within the digital assembly as was deliberate for the nose to nose assembly.
When you have not but registered for the assembly, please take into account doing so at the moment. With no journey concerned, we hope that the digital instructional programming will work higher together with your schedule. Please go to aaompmeeting.org/attend/ for particulars.
The Fellowship Examination can be canceled for this yr. People who have been scheduled to take the examination in Nashville can nonetheless take the Board examination in October 2020 or wait to take the Fellowship Examination in 2021. Charges can be refunded for this examination.
The Continued Competency Assurance Examination can be supplied on-line.
A written report can be despatched to all Fellows in lieu of the annual Fellows Enterprise Assembly.
Registration charges for all spouses/visitors, ROUR, and Fellowship Examination can be robotically refunded.
For individuals who deliberate to take the Certification Upkeep Examination in Nashville, ABOMP will ship you an e-mail together with your choices.
Though we’re nonetheless providing instructional programming, if you need to cancel you’ll need to inform us through e-mail ([email protected]) that you prefer to a refund no later than March 30, 2020 with no penalty. Between March 31 and April 10, 2020, should you cancel a $175 administrative payment can be withheld out of your refund. After April 10, there can be no refunds. In case you contacted us previous to this notification, that you just needed to cancel your registration, you could verify you continue to need to cancel.
All lodge reservations on the Loews Vanderbilt in Nashville can be canceled by the lodge subsequent week. Please do not name the lodge. As you may think about they’re being inundated with inquiries. Loews administration has been very accommodating to the Academy and we tremendously respect them working with us throughout this troublesome time.
Keep in mind to cancel your airline reservations at your earliest comfort.
Thanks in your persistence throughout these difficult instances. We do hope you’ll be part of us on the 2020 Digital Assembly. Over the following few weeks, we can be offering the membership with extra particulars concerning our plans for the digital assembly.
Please keep protected throughout these making an attempt instances.
Mark W. Lingen, DDS, PhD, FRCPath