COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

We are very pleased to see the enthusiasm from the AAS community about meeting in person and are looking forward to seeing many of you in Boston! We are committed to the health and safety of our members, attendees, exhibitors, and partners at the conference.

On-Site Health and Safety Measures at AAS2023

  • Masks: There is no mask mandate however, we recommend that you wear a CDC-approved mask when you are not eating or drinking during the conference
    • Additional masks will be available at the registration desk.
  • Vaccinations: We strongly recommended that all attendees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
    • It is also suggested that all attendees receive a Influenza vaccination 2 weeks before arriving.
    • We recommend that if you are not fully vaccinated, that you receive the needed booster 2 weeks before arriving.
    • We also recommend attendees receive the latest Influenza vaccine 2 weeks prior to arriving.
  • COVID testing: It is highly suggested that each AAS attendee bring 1-2 Home (Self) COVID testing kits. This will allow you to test in the privacy of your hotel room should start to develop possible COVID symptoms.
  • Hand Sanitizer Dispensers: Dispensers are available throughout the convention center. Attendees may also pick up individual bottles from the AAS Registration desks.
  • Social Distancing Guidelines: Expect to social distance in event space. Session meeting room seating will be adjusted to accommodate social distancing during sessions.
  • Touchless Badge Printing: Attendees will receive a registration QR code that can be scanned from a device or via a printed registration confirmation for a no-touch badge pick-up experience.

AAS will follow CDC public health recommendations, and federal, state, and local regulations applicable at the time of the AAS Annual Conference. AAS may change, update, or add to these requirements at any time as it deems prudent to best protect the health and safety of attendees and others.