Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the 2020 Annual Meeting cancelled?
After closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), the Florida Department of Health, and following travel advisories and restrictions, the AANN Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting. We don’t want to risk exposing nurses in the workforce to a situation where they could be compromised and unable to provide patient care for an extended period of time. With the growing number of registrant and speaker cancellations, as well as the numerous institutional travel restrictions in place, 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 Annual Meeting cancelled as well?
All additional events including receptions, exhibit hall, pre-conference workshops, ABNN and AMWF meetings and events, the JNN Editorial Board meeting, and committee meetings are also cancelled.
Will the Annual Meeting be postponed until a later date or rescheduled?
No. Meetings the size of the Annual Meeting are planned years in advance. We carefully coordinate with each host city to accommodate our attendees during a specific timeframe and as such, rescheduling is not an option.
Will attendees and exhibitors be refunded by AANN for hotel and airline costs?
AANN will not be able to reimburse you for your travel expenses. You will need to cancel your hotel reservations directly with the hotel immediately. If you are interested in booking, they will honor the group rate but you must reach out to them directly immediately. 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 refunds for attendees, exhibitors, vendors and other partners.
Exhibitors will qualify for a full refund of their exhibit fee. Exhibitors may also opt to put their 2020 exhibit fee towards a 2021 exhibit booth or the AANN Advances in Stroke Care Conference which will be held Thursday, August 20 – Saturday, August 22, 2020 and INNRS which will be held Saturday, August 22 – Sunday, August 23, 2020 at the Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, KY. Please send your preference to Mary Paulson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will any sessions be made available virtually?
The staff and Annual Meeting planning committee are working on contingency plans and will share options for presenting the content that you have all worked hard to develop.
When is the next Annual Meeting?
The 53rd Annual Meeting will be held from Saturday, April 17 to Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in San Antonio, TX.
I was scheduled to present a session, paper, poster, or case at the Annual Meeting. 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)