Hybrid Experience

If you plan on attending in-person, please be sure to visit our Commitment to Care and Location and Accommodations pages to prepare for your trip. All attendees (presenters, program chairs, session chairs, volunteers, attendees, press, AMS staff) will be required to agree to the AMS Meeting Health and Safety Policy and Waiver, which can be found in the Commitment to Care, before completing their registration. Any attendee who is not able to adhere to the in-person guidelines set forth in that Policy and Waiver or in the Commitment to Care Statement should plan to participate in the virtual options we are offering during this fully hybrid meeting.

In the online program, there are many ways to customize your experience and participate in live sessions and networking events. We feel that virtual attendance will allow us to attract many new attendees and allow for a level of inclusiveness.  

  • Can view abstracts and supplementary material for all presentations in the online program.

  • Can view recordings in the online program a few days after they take place.

  • Can view remote posters and access their online meeting room links.

  • Can ask questions and participate in discussion with all presentations through an asynchronous chat feature in the online program.

  • Can message other attendees through the messaging feature in the online program.

Joining Sessions

Attendees are able to access each session’s Zoom directly in the Online Program. Please click the "Join Now" button in the online program under the session title. We recommend all attendees join the virtual meeting five minutes before the scheduled start time by clicking the "Join Now” button. Please note that this meeting will occur in Central Daylight Time (CDT), so please plan accordingly. 


All oral sessions will be recorded. Recording will be available at the session level in the online program 72 hours after the session ends.


We recommend that you prepare by blocking off as much of your calendar as possible during the week of the 17-21 July 2023. Additionally, we recommend you login to the online program to familiarize yourself with navigation, build your agenda, and review the program and available  presentation materials and other content.


To Prepare for your Zoom Session: 

  • Choose an uncluttered location inside that is quiet, and free from interruptions.

  • Ensure you have a strong and secure Wi-Fi connection

  • Ensure your Zoom application is up-to-date

  • Use an AMS provided virtual background (if desired).

  • Before joining the live session, close all unnecessary applications so all processing power can maximize the quality of your Zoom experience. 

  • Turn off all sound notifications (on your computer/ cell phone/ tablet, etc.) to avoid any audio or visual disruptions.

  • Pay attention to the lighting in the room. Too much light behind you will make you appear like a dark figure. Make sure you have a good source of light in front of you.

  • Test your microphone and computer audio before the meeting. If you are using a headset with a built-in microphone, be sure to test this well in advance of the meeting. Be conscious of any external noise close to your microphone, such as your hair or rustling papers.