Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What will be the format of the 2022 AAGP annual meeting?
A: The 2022 annual meeting will be LIVE and in person at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, FL, March 18-21, 2022. In addition, a limited number of sessions will be livestreamed for those who register but are unable to attend the annual meeting in person.
Q: Why did AAGP decide to hold the 2022 annual meeting in person?
A: AAGP strongly believes that meeting in person creates opportunities for developing collaborations and professional relationships, meeting new friends, and seeing old friends that a virtual meeting simply cannot match. This is especially true for trainees and people attending the meeting for the first time. Many other professional associations are transitioning back to meeting in person for 2022—our meeting will not be the first. Importantly, much more is known about the virus now, compared to when we were planning our 2020 and 2021 annual meetings. This knowledge will allow us to take steps to keep our members as safe as possible—your safety is of paramount importance to AAGP!
Q: In addition to the live meeting, why will we not also have a full virtual meeting platform for the 2022 annual meeting (like there was for the 2021 annual meeting)?
A: Having a full virtual meeting platform in concert with a live meeting would involve planning and conducting two meetings at the same time. Unfortunately, this is both cost and labor prohibitive. Moreover, AAGP believes that experiencing the annual meeting on a virtual platform is not an adequate substitute for the in person meeting, as it does not provide the same opportunities for networking and camaraderie.
Q: What COVID precautions will AAGP use for the 2022 annual meeting?
A: We are consulting with infectious disease experts and learning about safety measures effectively employed by other professional associations for their in person meetings. These measures include requiring full vaccination and a negative COVID test, as well as requiring masks for all indoor annual meeting activities. We also plan to offer hand sanitizer and encourage social distancing when possible. We are closely following the science and will continue to update our safety plans as we approach the annual meeting. We will take absolutely every necessary step to maximize your safety!
Q: When will the exhibitor prospectus be available?
A: The prospectus will be available in early-January.