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Making the Most of Your 2023 AAAAI Annual Meeting Experience

There’s so much to see, do and learn at the 2023 AAAAI Annual Meeting that it spreads across several blocks in San Antonio! To help you plan your experiences and navigate the venues, we’ve put together some helpful hints and meeting highlights.

Navigating the Annual Meeting

Attendees at registration desk of 2022 AAAAI Annual Meeting
Sessions held as part of the 2023 AAAAI Annual Meeting will take place at the Henry B. González Convention Center, the Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk and the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.
The most up-to-date versions of the 2023 Annual Meeting handouts are available on the Annual Meeting website and in the session listings in the mobile app. A handout printing station is located at the Grand Hyatt, Third Floor near Bonham A.
Continuing education credits and attendance certificates can be claimed online beginning Thursday, February 23, 2023, on the Annual Meeting website and in the mobile app. Virtual content and credit claiming will be available through December 31, 2023.
All attendees, exhibitors and guests are required to be fully vaccinated and will be required to show proof of vaccination when they pick up their registration badge. There are no exceptions to this. Individuals not in compliance with all Health and Safety Protocols may be asked to leave the meeting and refunds will not be provided.

Not to be Missed

Interactive session at the 2022 AAAAI Annual Meeting
Join us Thursday for These Special Annual Meeting Sessions Start your learning early! Join us a day early for these special sessions on Thursday, February 23. Be sure to register for these in advance if you are interested in attending by logging into your Annual Meeting registration and adding these sessions.
  • 37th Annual Harold B. Nelson Military Allergy/Immunology Symposium
  • The Basic Aeroallergen Course
  • New Developments in Atopic Dermatitis and Implications for the Atopic March, which is sponsored in part by, and programmed in partnership with the International Eczema Council
  • The 2023 ABAI Continuous Assessment Program Literature Review Course, which does not require registration.
Don’t Miss These AAAAI Informational Booths
All of the AAAAI information booths are located in the Convention Center, Lobby Level, Hall 1 Concourse.
Stop by the Member Resource Center to take advantage of Annual Meeting discounts on public education products, update your membership information and have your general AAAAI questions answered. The booth will open Thursday, February 23.
The AAAAI Journal Booth will have key representatives from JACI, the most-cited allergy/immunology journal, and sister journals JACI: In Practice and JACI: Global to answer your questions regarding subscriptions and submissions.
Visit the AAAAI Foundation Booth to learn more about the 2023 Lectureship Series, to purchase Run with the President and New Allergist/Immunologist Assembly Ribbons or make a donation. If you’re attending any of the special events, make sure to stop by the booth to get your tickets or packets ahead of the event. It will open Thursday, and its last day of operation is Sunday.
Get Your Practice Questions Answered by Visiting with our Experts
Practice Management Hub at the 2022 AAAAI Annual Meeting
Stop by the Practice Management Hub, located in the Convention Center, Lobby Level, Hall 1 Concourse, for the latest information on important practice management issues, such as compounding standards and hands-on experience with the requirements.
Practice management experts will be on hand Friday, Saturday and Sunday to answer questions on topics like compounding, coding conundrums, penicillin allergy testing, negotiation strategies, and more. Come share with us your advocacy, practice management, and patient access priorities.
The full schedule of Expert Office Hours are available here. Make sure to stop by!
You can also get more practice tips by attending the RSLAAIS Reception, Business Meeting and Forum on Friday, February 24 from 4:45 to 6:30 pm, in Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 205, which will feature an interactive panel discussion where proven staff retention strategies for allergy practices will be shared. Panelists will answer questions on best practices for employee recognition, screening for whether a staff member is compatible with the rest of the staff and more.
CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky To Discuss Current State of COVID
Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will discuss the current state of SARS-CoV-2 during a virtual presentation at the 2023 AAAAI Annual Meeting on Monday, February 27, immediately following the Business Meeting, which begins at 8:15 am.
Dr. Walensky will also review the newest COVID-19 recommendations, including discussions related to the future of boosters, as well as current evidence around allergic reactions following COVID-19 vaccines. She will also review highlights of two recent data briefs:
  • Diagnosed Allergic Conditions in Children Aged 0–17 Years: United States, 2021
  • Allergic Conditions in Adults: United States, 2021
Then be sure to stay for the plenary session, Food Allergy Insights: Novel Observations in the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy.
Interactive Training Stations are Back!
Interactive training stations are returning to the Annual Meeting for the first time since the onset of COVID-19. Training stations allow you to get hands-on practice with allergy/immunology devices and procedures as well as personalized instruction from peers with appropriate expertise. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis and you can earn continuing education credit for time spent in the training stations.
Training stations will be held in the Convention Center, Lobby Level, Hall 2 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Topics Saturday include Patch Testing: Basics and Beyond and Current and Emerging Digital Technologies in Asthma. The topic on Sunday is Oral Food Challenges.
Get World-class Education by Attending the Plenaries and Keynote Session
Some of the most anticipated are the plenary sessions and keynote. Plenary sessions are held daily, beginning on Friday with the Presidential Plenary.
  • Presidential Plenary: Paradigm Shifts in Drug Allergy, takes place Friday, February 24.
  • Impact of Climate Change and Environmental Hazards on Allergic Disease, takes place Saturday, February 25.
  • Atopic Dermatitis: New Insights from Bench to Bedside to Populations, takes place Sunday, February 26.
  • Food Allergy Insights: Novel Observations in the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy, takes place Monday, February 27.
  • Keynote session Global Vaccines and Vaccinations: The Science vs The Antiscience features Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, DSc, an internationally-recognized physician-scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development. It will take place Saturday, February 25.
What’s Nearby?
San Antonio is a beautiful city, so make sure to take some time to explore it between sessions! Many points of interest are close to the Convention Center, including:
0.0 miles away: The River Walk, a classic San Antonio attraction, is right outside of the Convention Center! While it spans 15 miles, the five mile downtown section is the most popular with a variety of shopping, restaurants and mariachi bands.
0.4 miles away: The Alamo, arguably San Antonio’s most well-known attraction, is within walking distance of the Convention Center. See where the famous Battle of the Alamo took place and learn more about Texas’ history.
1.5 miles away: The San Antonio Museum of Art contains over 30,000 objects representing a wide variety of cultures including Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Latin American, Pre-Columbian, Asian and contemporary art.
2.3 miles away: San Antonio’s Market Square is an outdoor plaza lined with shops and dining options. It is the biggest Mexican market in North America.
8.3 miles away: San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which preserves four Spanish frontier missions. It’s a great way to learn more about San Antonio’s history.