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Admission to Sessions

Admission to AAAAI educational sessions is reserved for meeting registrants and registered members of the press only. Guests and exhibitors will not be admitted to educational sessions. In consideration of fire codes and as a courtesy to others, those without tickets will not be allowed into ticketed sessions.

Airports

The Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located approximately 23 minutes from the Georgia World Congress Center. For more information, visit their website.

Children and Guests

The AAAAI asks delegates to refrain from taking children, spouses or guests to any educational session offered at the 2017 Annual Meeting. Registered guests are welcome to relax in the Hospitality Suite or visit the Exhibit Hall; however, an adult must accompany children under the age of 18 at all times.

Committee Meetings

Committee meetings are held during the Annual Meeting for the purpose of conducting AAAAI-related business. Current and newly appointed members of each committee are expected to attend these meetings. If you would like information about joining a particular committee, please contact the AAAAI executive office at (414) 272-6071 or email info@aaaai.org. A schedule of committee meetings taking place at the 2017 Annual Meeting will be included in the Program & Planner and in the Final Program.

Discounted Registration Fee for Fellows/Members from Developing Countries

The discount program for members from developing countries offers current AAAAI Fellows and members in countries designated as “low income” or “lower-middle income” by the World Bank (based on gross national income per capita) a 50% discount on registration fees. Your eligibility requirements will be verified before your registration is processed.

Eligibility Requirements:
1. Current AAAAI Fellows and members, paid through December 2016 are eligible for this discounted registration.
2. Only individual delegates who pre-register by Wednesday, February 8, 2017 for the Annual Meeting are eligible for this discount. This discount is not available to groups or individuals who register on-site.
3. The registering delegate must permanently reside in one of these eligible countries:  

Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep, Congo, Rep., Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem. People’s Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia, Zimbabwe

Exhibits

Exhibitors will provide the latest information on products and services available to physicians, researchers and allied health professionals in the field of allergy/immunology.

Exhibit Hall Hours
    Saturday, March 4 - 9:45 am to 3:15 pm
    Sunday, March 5 - 9:45 am to 3:15 pm
    Monday, March 6 - 9:45 am to 3:15 pm

Please note: When you allow an exhibitor to scan your badge, you are authorizing them to contact you and send you materials via postal mail, fax and/or email. The AAAAI cannot be responsible for the use of your contact information once you have given it to an exhibitor.

Ground Transportation

The Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport offers various types of ground transportation for their visitors. Shuttles, rental cars, taxis, buses and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) transportation are all available. For more information, visit their website.

Location

Sessions held as part of the 2017 Annual Meeting will take place at the following locations:

Georgia World Congress Center
85 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Hyatt Regency Atlanta (Co-Headquarter Hotel)
265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Atlanta Marriott Marquis (Co-Headquarter Hotel)
265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Registration

Access to online registration will be given to AAAAI Fellows on Wednesday, October 5, 2016; to all AAAAI members on Wednesday, October 19, 2016; and to all delegates on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The deadline for early registration is Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The registration desk will be located in the Georgia World Congress Center. To avoid waiting in line, please be sure to pick up your packet early. On-site registration will also be available at the desk.

Shuttle Service During Education Sessions

Shuttle buses will be provided for all attendees to utilize between the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and the Georgia World Congress Center. Shuttles will run a continuous loop during education session hours. Look for signs at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis with directions to pick-up/drop-off location in front of the hotel.

Thursday, March 2 - 2:30 to 7:15 pm
Friday, March 3 - 6:15 am to 6:45 pm
Saturday, March 4 - 5:45 am to 6:30 pm
Sunday, March 5 - 5:45 am to 6:30 pm
Monday, March 6 - 5:45 am to 6:30 pm

Special Accessibility Needs & Dietary Requirements

If you require special arrangements in order to fully participate in the Annual Meeting, please include the request with your registration form. If items on the daily, pre-arranged menu do not meet your special dietary requirements (i.e., if you are allergic, kosher, vegetarian, etc.) an alternative option can be made available. Please include the request with your registration form.

Weather & Dress

The average temperature in Atlanta in March is 65° F (18° C) and the average precipitation is 4.8 inches. Attire should be consistent with the professional atmosphere of the Annual Meeting.