Registrants who wish to cancel all of their general registration should send a notice of cancellation via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notices received prior to the cancel deadline of 12 p.m. noon (CT) on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, will be refunded minus the appropriate cancellations fees. A $100 cancel fee will be applied for all registration cancellations with the exception of those registered as Guests or Medical student, who will only be charged $25. Those who submit their cancellation request after the deadline will not receive a refund. No exceptions will be made to this policy.
No shows are considered to have missed the Wednesday, March 1st deadline and are not eligible for a refund.
No refund will be issued for onsite registrations.
Name changes are not allowed; registration is non-transferable. If you cannot attend the meeting you must submit a cancellation request, you may not change the name on your registration.
Session changes or additions
Those who have registered prior to the discounted registration deadline of January 25, 2017, 12 p.m. noon (CT) will have their records locked beginning January 25 at 12:01 p.m. (CT). This allows for the mailing of the badges prior to the meeting. After this time, you will not be allowed to add, cancel, or swap any session tickets. After the deadline all session ticket changes must be made at the meeting.
Those who register after the discounted registration deadline will not have their badge mailed, but will retain the ability to alter their session tickets up until advance registration closes on February 22, 2017, at 12 p.m. noon (CT).
Session tickets must be cancelled/exchanged prior to the start time of the session for a refund to be issued. Refunds will not be issued for late arrival or for non-attendance.
2017 Annual Meeting On-Demand Recordings
Pre-orders for this digital product are non-refundable.
Infants and children under the age of 16 are not allowed into educational sessions or the Technical Exhibit Hall. This policy is due to the nature of some presentations and to ensure the safety of registrants’ children. Your support and compliance are appreciated.
Photography and videotaping is strictly prohibited in all educational sessions, unless by the official AAD photographer. Violations of this policy will result in removal from the session and possible revocation of meeting registration. Session directors will be closely monitoring such occurrences.
Cell phones must be placed on vibrate or turned off in all educational sessions. Photography or video taping of any sessions using cell phones or any other device is in violation of AAD policy. Violations of this policy will result in removal from the session and possible revocation of meeting registration. Session directors will be closely monitoring such occurrences.
All AAD educational programs in meeting rooms and seated functions occurring during the meeting are smoke free. Please also comply with the smoking policy of each individual facility.
The Academy’s official policy regarding the minimum age for alcohol consumption is the age applicable to the jurisdiction of the event venue.
The official language of the meeting is English.
Firearms are not permitted in any portion of the official AAD meeting facilities (Orange County Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Orlando).
Sessions that have no fee and do not require a ticket for admittance will be first-come, first-serve for eligible categories. Attendees of courses and workshops must have a ticket for admittance.
From time to time, the Academy uses photographs of meeting events in its promotional materials. Unless the permission is revoked in writing to the Academy, by virtue of their attendance, all meeting visitors agree to use their likeness in such materials.
Misuse of name badges
Under no circumstances is an attendee with an individual name badge permitted to give the badge to another individual who is or is not a paid attendee at the meeting. Fraudulently allowing an individual to gain access to educational sessions, social event and/or exhibits by using another’s credentials is grounds for immediate
removal of all parties from the meeting.
Code of conduct
The American Academy of Dermatology expects all meeting attendees to maintain high standards of professional conduct and uphold the policies and procedures set forth for the meeting. To the degree that an attendee, individually or collectively, purposefully and fraudulently circumvents the Academy’s rules, regulations and ethical standards, the Academy vies such conduct as serious violation that will jeopardize attendance at the meeting and could jeopardize attendance at future Academy meetings. The Academy is committed to maintaining an environment that encourages respect and dignity for each individual. As part of the commitment, the Academy prohibits harassment by a client, vendor, AAD member, non-member, or others who may interact with staff during their course of business.
The Academy reserves the right to refuse or revoke the registration of any individual, without refund, as long as such refusal is consistent with applicable law and Academy policy.