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Optimizing Your 2024 Annual Meeting Experience

There’s so much to see, do and learn at the 2024 AAAAI Annual Meeting in historical Washington, DC. To help you plan your experiences and navigate the venues, we’ve put together some helpful hints and meeting highlights.


This year, there is a new CME credit claiming process. Attendees are now required to complete individual Session Evaluations and the Overall Meeting Survey to claim credit. The surveys are accessible on the app or online. Click here for more information. Continuing education credits and attendance certificates can be claimed online beginning Thursday, February 22, 2024, on the Annual Meeting website and in the mobile app. Virtual content and credit claiming will be available through December 31, 2024.
Sessions held as part of the 2024 Annual Meeting will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Marriott Marquis. You’ll find maps to help you navigate the area in the Annual Meeting app and final program.
The most up-to-date versions of the 2024 Annual Meeting handouts are available on the Annual Meeting website and in the session listings in the mobile app.
Recordings of the Annual Meeting will be available online approximately two weeks after the conclusion of the live meeting. The recordings include presentation slides along with video and audio. All sessions except ticketed sessions and seminars will be recorded and available online after the live event.

Don’t Miss it!

Late Breaking Symposium Announced Robert A. Wood, MD, FAAAAI, will present the novel findings of new research, “Omalizumab for the Treatment of Food Allergy: The OUtMATCH Study,” during a late breaking symposium on Sunday, February 25 from 1:45 to 2:30 pm in the Convention Center, Level 3, Ballroom C. Research presented at the AAAAI Annual Meeting, February 23-26 in Washington, DC, is published in an online supplement to The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Make Time for the 2024 Plenary Sessions
The 2024 plenary sessions will bring together some of our specialty’s most esteemed experts to discuss critical topics in allergic and immunologic research and care. The Presidential Plenary: Neuroimmunology: Cross Talk Between Allergy and Other Specialties, takes place Friday, February 23 and will examine the emerging role for neuro-immune interactions in mediating allergic and non-allergic conditions.
Make time to attend Saturday’s Plenary, Microbial Influences on Allergic Diseases: Friends and Foes, Sunday’s Plenary, The Link Between Metabolic and Allergic Diseases, and Monday’s Plenary, New Insights into the Development and Treatment of Asthma.
Attend this Special Presidential Forum on Health Disparities in the Middle East
Join us on Sunday, February 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, for a special Presidential Forum. A series of speakers representing countries in the Middle East will provide a succinct summary of the most pressing health disparities in their countries. There will be 30 minutes at the end of the presentations for Q&As and to develop action items, including the development of educational and research initiatives specific to addressing disparities in this region.
This forum aims to define health disparities in different Middle Eastern countries, determine feasible approaches to address healthcare disparities for underserved populations in these countries and develop collaborations in the Middle East to promote education and research.
Coming Early? Catch These Thursday Events
A number of AAAAI events will take place Thursday, February 22. They include the 38th Annual Harold S. Nelson Military Allergy/Immunology Symposium, Advances and Ongoing Challenges in Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders: Organized by CEGIR/TIGERS, the Basic Aeroallergen Course and the ABAI Literature Review Course. Additionally, Discovery will begin Thursday, February 22 and offer three days of basic science symposia. FDA Hosts Allergic Disease and Asthma Workshop on Thursday, February 22 The FDA will hold a public workshop, “Biomarker-driven Drug Development for Allergic Diseases and Asthma,” on the FDA campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. Come exchange information and perspectives on the use of biomarkers to monitor, predict efficacy and evaluate responses to novel therapeutics for allergic diseases. Your input will facilitate decisions by regulatory agencies, industry and clinical investigators on the use of biomarkers in clinical trials for allergenics, biologics and drugs used to treat respiratory allergic disease and food allergy in children and adults. Shuttle service to and from the convention center will be provided. Visitor parking is also available on the FDA campus. Attend an Interest Section Forum The Interest Section Forums allow each interest section of the AAAAI to provide transformative education to attendees, while briefly discussing interest section business. It’s the perfect way to investigate an interest section you may be interested in joining to learn more about the work they do. Interest Section Forums are held concurrently on Sunday, February 25. Decide which one is right for you by checking out more details in the Online Planner.

Make Time for the AAAAI Foundation Social Events

On Saturday, February 24, join us at the annual AAAAI Foundation Benefit for an evening of fine dining, music and the presentation of our 2024 Faculty Development Awards. It’s a night not to be missed.

Join us at the AAAAI Foundation Rally for A/I Research! Stay warm in wintery Washington, DC while participating in this indoor fitness event on Sunday, February 25.
Both events are fun ways to socialize and help raise money for the AAAAI Foundation’s mission of funding research that leads to the prevention and cure of asthma and allergic and immunologic disease. Learn more about both events here.

Stop by AAAAI Informational Booths to Get A/I Resources and Your Questions Answered

Get answers to questions, make new connections and access A/I resources by stopping by our informational booths! All of the AAAAI information booths are located in the Convention Center, Level 1, Salon A.
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 22.
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 2024 Lectureship Series, to purchase Friend of 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 the experts at the Practice Management Hub and learn how you can be an allergy/immunology advocate! Practice Management experts will be on hand daily to answer questions on topics like compounding, coding conundrums and more. Stop by to learn how to get involved with AAAAI advocacy efforts that are helping to shape policies, improve access to care and raise awareness, including the AAAAI’s work with the American Medical Association and other physician organizations to work with Congress to overhaul physician reimbursement.

Will You be at Discovery?

The 2024 Discovery program Type 2 Immunity in Health and Disease will offer three days of fully in-person basic science education during the Annual Meeting. From February 22 -24, attendees will attend cutting-edge basic science symposia focused on type 2 immune cells, pathways and diseases from leading investigators.
Discovery requires separate registration from the Annual Meeting, and sessions do not offer CME credit.
Sessions that are part of Discovery will take place in Convention Center, Level 1, Salon I. The poster sessions will take place in Convention Center, Level 1, Salon H on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm and Friday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. The poster receptions are only available to registered Discovery participants.
What’s Nearby?
Washington, DC is a cultural hub filled to the brim with attractions for all types of visitors! While in the nation’s capital, be sure to take some time to take in some sights!
0.8 miles away - Stop by for a look at the White House, the residence and workplace of the President of the United States. Tours need to be arranged in advance, but anyone can stop by for a photo op.
0.9 miles away - Visit the National Archive Museum to view the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, some of the most important documents in the USA.
1 mile away - Take in iconic monuments and visit popular museums along the National Mall. Take a stroll and stop by some of the nation’s most famous landmarks.
1.5 miles away - It would be hard to miss The Washington Monument, which stands 555 feet tall, but you can also take an elevator to the top for incredible views over Washington, DC.
Varies - Washington, DC is home to the famous Smithsonian Institution, which boasts 21 museums and a zoo. Explore sights such as the National History Museum, National Museum of African American History, National Portrait Gallery and more.