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 resolution to cancel the face-to-face 2020 Annual Assembly scheduled for April 24-29 in Nashville. Thankfully, our administration firm has contracted with a web based platform, Hopin, that can enable us to deliver to you virtually your entire assembly on-line. This new thrilling program will help you take part within the CE programs you signed up for and submit questions on-line. Recognizing the significance of continuous training to our members, credit score for nearly your entire instructional programming can be given by way of 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 possibility to halfake in some leading edge CE.
The platform additionally offers chat rooms the place you possibly can community with different attendees, and the alumni teams can collect remotely, thus giving us that sense of group all of us take pleasure in.
We envision the digital assembly will observe the same instructional schedule because the in individual Annual Assembly. We all know that a lot of you might have already scheduled day off to attend the assembly. Subsequently, we’re doing our greatest to maintain the identical time frames within the digital assembly as was deliberate for the nose to nose assembly.
You probably have not but registered for the assembly, please think about doing so at the moment. With no journey concerned, we hope that the digital instructional programming will work higher along with your schedule. Please go to aaompmeeting.org/attend/ for particulars.
The Fellowship Examination can be canceled for this yr. People who had 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/company, ROUR, and Fellowship Examination can be robotically refunded.
For many who deliberate to take the Certification Upkeep Examination in Nashville, ABOMP will ship you an e-mail along with your choices.
Though we’re nonetheless providing instructional programming, if you need to cancel you will want to inform us by way of e-mail ([email protected]) that you want to a refund no later than March 30, 2020 with no penalty. Between March 31 and April 10, 2020, for those who 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 simply wished to cancel your registration, you should verify you continue to wish to cancel.
All resort reservations on the Loews Vanderbilt in Nashville can be canceled by the resort subsequent week. Please do not name the resort. As you possibly can think about they’re being inundated with inquiries. Loews administration has been very accommodating to the Academy and we drastically recognize them working with us throughout this troublesome time.
Bear in mind to cancel your airline reservations at your earliest comfort.
Thanks to your endurance throughout these difficult occasions. 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 relating to our plans for the digital assembly.
Please keep protected throughout these making an attempt occasions.
Mark W. Lingen, DDS, PhD, FRCPath