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Frequently Asked Questions

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Registration

    April 29 – May 3, 2020

    Bellagio Hotel
    3600 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

    Register Now through the link on the Annual Meeting tab. Log in to you existing account, or if you don't have one, create a new account.

    The Registration Fees page has detailed fee information for the General Session, Pre-Meeting Courses, and other options.

    The meeting registration fee includes tuition for the general session; electronic handouts and presentations; on-demand access to videos of the general session presentations; general session breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks; and admittance to the opening reception, exhibit hall, poster session and reception, as well as the president's reception. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ will be earned by attending the meeting.

    ASBrS Candidate Members

    As a candidate member, you may complete our online meeting registration form to receive the student rate. Additional documentation is not required.

    Student Non-Members

    As a non-member you must complete a paper registration form and provide a program verification letter. The verification letter must:

    • be signed by your program director;
    • state the program you are enrolled in;
    • include the start and end dates of the program;
    • be submitted with your meeting registration.

    The Fellows Track is a special supplemental session designed to address the unique needs of current and prospective breast fellows. Participation in the program is reserved for fellows participating in a year-long multidisciplinary breast surgery fellowship program and residents entering or interested in a breast fellowship. Fellows who are registered for the Annual Meeting may attend this program free of charge. However, attendees must also pre-register for the Fellows Track.

    Note: All non-member fellows or residents must provide a letter from their program director verifying their status to register for both the Fellows Track and Annual Meeting.

    Yes, you may attend our meeting at the non-member rate. However, you can receive a discounted rate by becoming a member. Please visit our "Becoming a Member" page for more information.

    If you are unable to make your payment through our PayPal payment service please contact the Society at meetingregistration@breastsurgeons.org for further assistance.

    Download a printable Official Invitation (pdf), also available under the Annual Meetings tab. To request a personalized letter of invitation, please email your request to meetingregistration@breastsurgeons.org. A letter will be sent to you via email in 2-3 business days.

    Yes, you may register onsite, but please be aware that all registration fees increase onsite. Space in our pre-meeting courses will be subject to availability.

    No, the ASBrS does not have a separate registration for the exhibit hall only. You must register for the entire meeting.

    You may add a course by completing and faxing the Add-On Registration Form along with your payment to our office due by the final meeting registration deadline.

    You may send a colleague in your place, but you must request a meeting registration transfer in writing by emailing meetingregistration@breastsurgeons.org.

    The Registration Fees page details our cancellation/refund policy.

    At the time of online payment, receipts are emailed directly from PayPal, our payment processing company. To download your registration summary and payment confirmation, go to "My Meeting Materials" on your account page.

    Registered guests may attend the opening reception, president's reception, and poster session and reception. A guest registration may only be purchased by a General Session attendee. An option to purchase a guest registration is available on the meeting attendee's meeting registration form, or if registration has already been completed, the meeting attendee may purchase a guest registration through the Registration Add-On Form. Guest registration may also be purchased onsite at the meeting.

    Guest registration is not open to industry representatives.

    Please contact the ASBrS office at 877-992-5470 or email your questions to meetingregistration@breastsurgeons.org.


Hotel/Travel

    Bellagio
    3600 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

    Hotel reservations are made through the housing link provided on your meeting registration summary. You must complete the registration process in order to receive a confirmation. To access your registration summary, go to "My Meeting Materials" on your account page.

    After completing your housing reservation through the link provided on your registration confirmation, you will receive a reservation acknowledgement from our housing bureau. Confirmations from the hotel will be emailed to you one week prior to your arrival.

    The deadline for reserving your hotel room within the room block is April 2, 2020. Do not delay in reserving your room as the housing block may sell out prior to the deadline.

    Refunds will be issued on reservations cancelled at least 72 hours in advance of the confirmed arrival date. To cancel your reservation, you must contact the Society’s housing bureau. Contact information can be found on your reservation acknowledgement and/or meeting registration confirmation.

    As your room is reserved in the Society's housing block, the hotel will not be able to assist with any questions or concerns regarding your reservation prior to arrival. Please do not contact the hotel directly. If you have any questions or concerns prior to arriving onsite, you must contact our housing bureau. Contact information can be found on your reservation acknowledgement and/or meeting registration confirmation.

    If the hotel front desk staff is not able to assist you with your reservation questions or concerns, please visit the Society's housing desk, onsite at the hotel.

    In order to change your hotel reservation, please click on the Modify link located on your reservation acknowledgement to access the housing site. If you are in need of contacting the housing bureau directly, please refer to the contact information located on your registration confirmation, accessible on the My Meeting Materials webpage.

    The Society has negotiated special room rates for our meeting attendees. In exchange for these negotiated rates, the Society has a contractual obligation to fill a minimum number of room nights during the Annual Meeting. Therefore, it is important that your room reservation is credited to the Society’s room block. Please be sure to book your accommodations using the link provided on your meeting registration confirmation. Doing so will help to ensure that the Society is not assessed a financial penalty.

    The Bellagio is less than 4 miles from McCarran International Airport. Please be aware that traffic can be extremely heavy at any time. You should plan on the cab or shuttle ride taking at least 20-30 minutes.

    Transportation is the responsibility of each attendee. There are taxi and shuttle services available at McCarran International Airport.


General

    Yes, attendees will have the opportunity to visit the industry’s top vendors in the Exhibit Hall located in the Trinity Exhibit Hall. Exhibitors will showcase the latest technology and the newest procedures. You will be able to meet with company representatives and see this technology first-hand.

    Thursday, April 30
    Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall: 7:30 pm–9:00 pm

    Friday, May 1
    Exhibit Hall Hours: 9:00 am–4:00 pm
    Break in Exhibit Hall: 10:00 am–10:30 am
    Lunch in Exhibit Hall: 12:00 pm–1:15 pm
    Break in Exhibit Hall: 3:15 pm–3:45 pm

    Saturday, May 2
    Exhibit Hall Hours: 9:00 am–4:00 pm
    Break in Exhibit Hall: 10:00 am–10:30 am
    Lunch in Exhibit Hall: 12:00 pm–1:15 pm
    Break in Exhibit Hall: 3:30 pm–4:00 pm

    No, we do not accept membership dues payments onsite, but you may renew your membership online. You may also mail or fax your payment to the address/fax number below. For bank transfer details, email membership@breastsurgeons.org.

    American Society of Breast Surgeons
    10330 Old Columbia Road, Suite 100
    Columbia, MD 21046
    Phone: 410-381-9500/877-992-5470
    Fax: 410-381-9512

    Yes, through your account page, access "My Meeting Materials", which will provide you with meeting materials for all portions of the meeting and pre-meeting courses you are registered for.

    Yes, the 2020 General Session and Pre-Meeting Courses provide an opportunity to earn AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™. After the Annual Meeting, CME certificates will become accessible through the My Meeting Materials webpage.

    Selected pre-meeting courses will also include the self-assessment activities necessary to claim up to 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™ toward the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Continuous Certification Program. To learn more about CME offered at the Annual Meeting, view CME Information (pdf).

    The American Society of Breast Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The ASBrS does not provide childcare onsite.

    There are no organized activities for guests, but Las Vegas has something for everyone! Visit the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority website for more information.

    To request special needs/assistance please email meetingregistration@breastsurgeons.org.

    The ASBrS registration counter is not secure, and we are not responsible for any personal belongings. Please visit the bell stand for a secure place to leave your belongings.


Posters/Abstracts

    Abstract submission is closed.

    Posters will be grouped by topic and the staff will try to accommodate your request, but ASBrS cannot guarantee this. Please email abstracts@breastsurgeons.org for more information.

    Yes, all poster presenters must register for the Annual Meeting.

    Yes, after our embargo lifts on April 30, 2020, the abstracts will become available online on under the Annual Meeting tab.