Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the 2020 State of the Science cancelled?
After closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), state and local governments, and following travel advisories and restrictions, the AAHPM Board of Directors have decided to cancel the 2020 State of the Science. We never want to risk exposing people in our workforce to a situation where they could be compromised and unable to work or provide care for an extended period of time. With the numerous institutional travel restrictions in place as well as the growing number of registrant and speaker cancellations, our leadership has determined that it is in the best interest of all not to move forward with the meeting.
Are all additional events associated with the State of the Science cancelled as well?
All additional events including receptions, exhibits, and networking opportunities are also cancelled. If you were meeting with another organization onsite in San Diego, please reach out to them directly with questions.
Will the State of the Science be postponed until a later date or rescheduled?
We are currently looking into a future date for the State of the Science. Please check back for more information.
Will attendees and exhibitors be refunded by AAHPM for hotel and airline costs?
You will need to cancel your hotel reservations immediately. AAHPM will not be able to reimburse you for your travel expenses. We suggest you contact your airline and request a refund. If they are unwilling to grant a full refund, they may be willing to reschedule you for another flight in the future.
Will registration and exhibit fees be refunded?
We expect to issue all refunds within the next 60-90 days and will let you know if we need any additional information. Please be patient as we process more than 300 refunds for attendees, exhibitors, and supporting partners.
Can I apply my refund to a future AAHPM meeting or event?
No, it is our policy to refund registration fees when an event is cancelled. You will need to register separately for future AAHPM events.
If I wanted to support AAHPM with a donation or donate back my registration fee, how can I do that?
Thank you for your support and thoughtfulness. Although we cannot transfer your registration fee to a donation fund, you can make a donation directly to AAHPM.
Will any sessions be made virtually?
Staff and leaders are exploring options. At this time, the preference is to reschedule the State of the Science.
I was scheduled to present at the State of the Science. Does the cancellation of the meeting mean I can no longer list my presentation on my resume or CV?
In discussion with several leaders in the academic community, it is their opinion it is acceptable to include your presentation or poster on your CV and note the conference was cancelled. You are also advised to inquire with your own division/department leadership if you are up for promotion soon.
Sample listing: Presentation/poster title, indicate accepted (alternatively invited if asked to present), developed, scheduled to be delivered on ___ (date) yet not delivered due to reason (conference cancellation/travel restriction reason)