Scientific Conference

AAWP Scientific Conference
April 28th - May 1, 2022

Omni Amelia Island Resort
in Fernandina Beach, Florida

Stay tuned for more information on our next scientific conference with dynamic speakers highlighting the latest in podiatric medicine and surgery.

COVID Precautions

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 

We want to share our extensive discussions around and plans for the 2022 AAWP Scientific Conference, which is being held in person from April 28 – May 1, 2022. We share the concerns expressed by colleagues and health care community at-large about in-person meetings in light of the increasing COVID-19 numbers and the Omicron variant.

 

We continue to monitor the situation thoughtfully, considering balancing the safety of our attendees and their families as well as the financial implications and the desire to re-establish this important educational, networking, and fellowship opportunity. We have learned a lot over the last 2 years about how to safely deal with COVID and hold safe gatherings. There have been numerous successful, large academic meetings with no reported outbreaks of COVID-19. We continue to review CDC guidance and confer with meeting professionals in the podiatric community.

 

 

What we are doing to minimize COVID risks and keep you safe:

 

 

Vaccination:

  • All registrants, exhibitors, and guests attending the 2022 AAWP Scientific Conference are required to be fully vaccinated. Attendees will be required to present their ID and proof of vaccination upon arrival at the conference. Proof can be in the form of the vaccination card, or a clear photo of the card on a phone or other mobile device. NOTE: Barcoded or QR coded proofs are only acceptable if the name and date(s) of vaccination are also clearly visible.
  • Proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test or Rapid Antigen test within a pre-determined amount of time prior to check-in at the conference may be accepted in certain circumstances if an individual is unable to be vaccinated. Please contact the Conference Chair (Dr. Elizabeth Daughtry) for details if you wish to request the exercise this option.
  • “Fully vaccinated” is defined as:  Two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or two weeks after completing the first dose of a one-dose vaccine. Boosters are recommended for eligible individuals.
  • To maximize the health and safety of all, attendees and exhibitors are strongly encouraged to take a COVID test prior to their departure to ensure a negative result, regardless of vaccination status.
  • AAWP will have a limited amount of Rapid Antigen tests for those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms while at the meeting venue. We highly recommend that you obtain and bring with you a supply of Rapid Antigen tests for the meeting. 

 

On-Site in Meetings:

  • We highly recommend N95 or KN95 surgical masks during the meeting. A cloth mask over one of the above masks is also acceptable as an additional layer. Proper mask usage entails a well-fitting mask placed over both the nose and mouth.
  • All attendees and exhibitor participating in presentations, panels, and sessions during the conference are required to always keep their masks on during and while moving between conference activities, regardless of their vaccination status. This includes the on-site transportation as needed.
  • NO food or drink should be consumed in meeting spaces; unless it is a specifically designated event/time with food and beverage (ie, during breaks or luncheon lecture). Attendees are strongly encouraged to then remove their masks only briefly as necessary for food and drink and then resume wearing, regardless of vaccination status. When possible, select events with food/beverage will be held outside.
  • Seating will be reduced in the lecture room to assure safer distancing. Attendees are encouraged to leave space between seats in the meeting rooms.
  • Sanitization stations will be placed throughout the meeting venues.
  • Masks are also encouraged to wear when traversing about the resort property as well.
  • We will be working with the hotel on the possibility of also streaming the event to hotel rooms. More details to follow regarding this possibility.

 

We can’t wait to see your smiling eyes and masked faces in Amelia Island as we gather safely to share the latest academics and support women in podiatric medicine and surgery!!

 

Stay safe and Healthy,

The Executive Board of AAWP

The Executive Board is pleased to announce that the next AAWP Scientific Conference will be held at The Omni Amelia Island Resort in beautiful Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Located on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island off the Florida coast, this relaxing oceanfront property offers beautiful oceanfront accommodations with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class resort pools, tennis courts, championship golf, and full service salon and spa. Adventure abounds in this idyllic destination to include walking along 3.5 miles of pristine beach, kayaking through Amelia Island’s preserved marshlands, using the tennis courts, or teeing off on one of the award-winning golf courses.

The conference will be held Thursday, April 28th to May 1st, 2022. Registration will open July 19, 2021. The schedule of events and lectures is currently being planned to allow for more spa time, shopping, golfing, or other relaxing activities on the resort. It is sure to be a relaxing and educational conference experience! Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity, in the scenic and unique setting with the AAWP. We look forward to seeing everyone in Amelia Island!!

Joint Providership

The 2022 Meeting of American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP) is a joint providership activity with the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association (VPMA). This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between VPMA and the AAWP. The VPMA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The VPMA has approved this activity for a maximum of 15 continuing education contact hours.

Hotel Reservations

Make sure to mention AAWP when booking your hotel rooms or villa. The group rate is $299 per night. Attendees must reserve their hotel rooms prior to Monday, March 28th, 2022 to take advantage of the group rate.

If you prefer to call and book a room, call 1-800-843-6664 and mention AAWP to get our group rate.

For more information regarding the resort, click here.When booking any spa treatments or extra-curricular activities, make sure to mention AAWP to get extra discounts. The hotel is featuring a 10% spa discount and 10% golf discount for our attendees.

Hotel cancellation policy: Omni Amelia Island Resort and the Villas of Amelia Island have a 7 day cancellation policy. Refer to the Omni website here or your reservation confirmation email. For full terms and/or exclusions, please check the “Rate Rules” link on the Choose Room booking page or the Cancellation Policy section on your Reservation Confirmation email. While many rates have flexible cancellation policies, there are some rates which are non-refundable.

Conference Information
Registration Types & Fees

AAWP Members

“Early Bird”

$250

Sign up before 12/28/2021
for the Early Bird Pricing

Regular Price

$275

Regular Pricing is from 12/29/2021 - 03/28/2022

Late Registration

$325

Late Registration Pricing
starts on 03/29/2022

Non-Members

“Early Bird”

$400

Sign up before 12/28/2021
for the Early Bird Pricing

Regular Price

$425

Regular Pricing is from 12/29/2021 - 03/28/2022

Late Registration

$475

Late Registration Pricing
starts on 03/29/2022

AAWP Residents

Regular Price

$75

Regular Pricing for AAWP Residents is $75 for the Conference.

There are no Early Bird specials, or Late Registration increases to the price.

AAWP Students

Regular Price

$50

Regular Pricing for AAWP Students is $50 for the Conference.

There are no Early Bird specials, or Late Registration increases to the price.

Available Events

These events are available to register for and are included in the cost of the conference registration fees.

  • Surgery Workshop – Thursday Evening
  • Hands-on Biopsy Workshop – Thursday Evening
  • Welcome Reception – Friday Evening
  • President’s Luncheon – Saturday