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Virtual Component

In honor of our 50th Annual Meeting, we are pleased to offer a virtual component for those who cannot travel to Los Angeles. While nothing can compare to experiencing our meeting in person in terms of the number of ways you can interact with your colleagues, this virtual component offers you access to many hours of content.


  • Live: We will live stream sessions from LA to your device. You will be able to ask questions alongside in-person attendees during the Q&A portions. All listed session times are in Pacific Time.
  • Recorded Sessions: We will record all livestreamed sessions. You will be able to access recordings from roughly two (2) weeks after the Annual Meeting through October 31, allowing you to watch content whenever it is most convenient for you.


The Virtual Component will consist of roughly a third of the talks presented at the Annual Meeting:

  • Any solo General Sessions (Opening Session, Closing Session)
  • Roughly 50% of the Concurrent General Sessions
  • Roughly six (6) talks in each Specialty Session

We are currently working with the program committees to determine which talks will be livestreamed. Please check for additional updates.


  • All recorded talks will have AI (artificial intelligence) closed captioning.
  • We are committed to having up to 100% of the livestream closed captioned based on attendee need. You can share this information confidentially with us during the registration process.
  • You can upgrade from a virtual component to an in-person registration at any time prior to the start of the meeting. You will just need to pay the difference in the registration rates from the time you first registered. For example, if you registered for the virtual component in December and upgraded in April, you would just pay difference between the rate you paid and the lower in-person rate available in December.
  • This Virtual Component needs a minimum number of attendees to run. If possible, please consider registering at the money-saving Early Rate, so we can plan accordingly.

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