The value of face-to-face interaction will never go away, but in these unprecedented times ACT committees, volunteers, Council, and staff have been working on providing attendees a unique multiday experience filled with networking opportunities, educational courses, and on-demand access to session content and vendor product content in an effort to make this year’s virtual meeting a highlight of the year.
We look forward to sharing more information with you as it becomes finalized. ACT will update this page as information becomes available.
The virtual meeting will be held over the span of November 12–19, 2020. The meeting will be held over six days with access to on-demand content, two plenary sessions, live sessions, and a virtual exhibition hall and posters. The online agenda will be updated on the website, as soon as possible. All events will be presented in Eastern Standard Time.
If you booked a hotel room within the ACT hotel block you should have already received an email with your cancelation information. If you have not received an email or booked outside of the hotel block, you will need to contact the hotel directly. (ACT HQ contact Maureen Bayley)
Registration for the Virtual 41st Annual Meeting is open. Email confirmation/notification will be sent upon completion of your registration. (ACT HQ contact is Allison Hansard)
There’s no need to download any software, the ACT Virtual Annual Meeting is HTML based and fully accessible via your web browser (IE is not recommended) on any laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone. Internet will be needed to view the scientific sessions, participate in live Q&A, and attend social and networking events. Social events will be run through the Zoom platform, so please be sure to test Zoom prior to the ACT Virtual Annual Meeting to ensure you are ready before the start of the event. Some social events will suggest/require the sharing of your webcam to participate.
We know you were excited to experience all that Austin has to offer and just because are not meeting in Austin, doesn’t mean we are unable to experience Austin. ACT will be taking this opportunity to bring the sights and sounds directly to you through an array of themed breaks and special event activities that showcase quintessential Austin. Times and details will be made available on the Program Overview and Special Events Virtual Annual Meeting webpages, as they become available.
Scientific content (with the exception of CE course 3, which will be live only) will be made available through a password-restricted site until December 31, 2020.
Yes! Plenary, CE, Symposia and Workshops will all feature live Q&A sessions following the presentations.
Late-Breaking Abstracts (LBA) are open and will close on September 15. Notifications for LBA will be sent out the week of October 1. Requirements for presentation and full meeting registration remain the same as in years’ past. (ACT HQ contact is Jordan Ballance)
CE courses will be conducted live on November 11 and 12 and will be available for on-demand access until December 31 (please note that CE3 will be presented as a live CE only). The CE course listing and registration details are provided on the website. If you would like to register for more than one CE course offered on the same day, for later viewing, please email ACT Headquarters for assistance. (ACT HQ contact is Becca Isakower)
Yes. Scientific sessions that also contain handouts will be made available within the meeting platform until December 31, 2020.
Yes! Networking with exhibitors is an important aspect of the meeting and ACT wants to make sure that is still possible in a virtual environment. Be sure to participate in the ToxHunt Scavenger Hunt for the chance to win terrific prizes!
ACT EXPO LIVE! hours:
Monday, November 16, 9:30 AM–10:45 AM, 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
Tuesday, November 17, 11:00 AM–12:00 Noon, 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18, 9:30 AM–10:45 AM, 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
If you are an exhibiting company, Liz Kasabian will email you about your options for virtual participation or receiving a refund. The virtual platform will provide Exhibitors a unique opportunity for significant brand exposure and to showcase their products and services through different content tabs in their 3-D virtual booth. Dedicated “Expo Live” hours have been included in the schedule to encourage attendees to connect with exhibitors directly via live chat features or to schedule one-on-one meetings. (ACT HQ contact is Liz Kasabian)
If you are a supporting company, recognition packages have been updated to provide supporters similar benefits in the very engaging 3-D virtual platform. Liz Kasabian will reach out to all confirmed supporters with information on the new virtual supporter packages. (ACT HQ contact is Liz Kasabian)
All travel funding will be deferred to 2021. In 2020, you must complete your requirements specified with the award (including participation in the poster session). (ACT HQ contact is Elisa Turner)