Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where will the AUA 2018 Annual Meeting be held?

All AUA 2018 Annual Meeting activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, the Headquarters Hotel.

How do I submit an abstract?

The Abstract Submission Site is now closed. Abstract authors will be notified in February 2018 with the status of their abstract submission.

How do I register for the meeting and what are the registration fees?

Online registration for the AUA 2018 Annual Meeting is now closed. Onsite registration will be available, beginning on Thursday, April 26. Click here for more information.

What is included with my registration?

Registered attendees at the Annual Meeting will have access to the Educational Advisory Board Program, Scientific Advisory Board Program, Host Program, Meeting Programs, coffee breaks, Thursday and Friday lunches, and the Aligned Meeting Day sessions taking place at the IARS 2018 Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 28.

The AUA Social Event Reception on Thursday, April 26 from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm, held at The Art Institute of Chicago, is an additional fee.

May I bring a guest to the Annual Meeting?

Guests are invited to attend the Annual Meeting registration and may register at the appropriate non-member registration rate. Online registration for the AUA 2018 Annual Meeting is now closed. Onsite registration will be available, beginning on Thursday, April 26. Click here for more information.

How do I reserve a hotel room?

Housing for the AUA 2018 Annual Meeting is now closed. Click here for more information.

Where can I see the meeting schedule?

The Final Program contains the latest schedule for the AUA 2018 Annual Meeting. Click here to download the AUA 2018 Final Program.

Will there be an app for the Annual Meeting?

Yes, the IARS, AUA and SOCCA 2018 Annual Meetings will feature an interactive mobile app that will allow you to view a complete event schedule, explore all educational sessions and activities, and access detailed presenter information. Attendees will also be able to connect with their peers and colleagues though the app and expand their professional network during the Annual Meeting. The app will be available in the Apple and Google Play stores and will be included with registration.

Will there be any dedicated programs for attendees in-training?

The Scholars’ Program at the Annual Meeting is designed for all early-career anesthesiology faculty, fellows, residents and medical students interested in academic anesthesiology in order to support the development of young academic anesthesiologists, increase diversity in the upper levels of anesthesiology and advance the science that informs clinical practice. A day dedicated to exciting lectures, interactive sessions and social events directly focused on the needs of early-career anesthesiologist / scientists, the Scholars’ Program takes place on the Aligned Meeting Day of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA), and the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) taking place on April 28, 2018.

Will there be any refreshments during the Annual Meeting?

Lunch will be provided on Thursday and Friday to Annual Meeting attendees. Light refreshments also will be available in the mornings and afternoons in the meeting space during the Annual Meeting.

How do I claim CME from the AUA Annual Meeting?

Registered meeting attendees may claim CME credit for the IARS, AUA and SOCCA Annual Meetings by completing the online CME survey within 90 days following the meeting.

How do I print a CME certificate?

Upon completion of the online CME survey and attesting to your level of participation in the educational activity, you will be able to print a certificate for your records from the CME site. The CME survey from the AUA 64th Annual Meeting is now closed. However, attendees of the meeting who have already claimed CME may return to the site at any time to print their CME certificate at

Physicians wishing to have credits from this educational activity reported to the ABA for the ABA MOCA® Program may do so by entering their eight digit ABA identification number when claiming CME credit.

For more information on claiming CME credit, click here.

What are the dates and locations of future Annual Meetings?

AUA 2019 Annual Meeting
May 16-17, 2019
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

AUA 2020 Annual Meeting
May 14-15, 2020
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco, California

For more information on future Annual Meetings, click here.

What is the weather like in Chicago?

Chicago in late April and early May typically averages a daily high temperature of 65°F and a nightly low temperature of 47°F with a chance of spring rain.

What is the dress code for the Annual Meeting?

The dress code for the Annual Meeting is business casual.

What is the AUA policy for electronic devices during the Annual Meeting?

Please silence all electronic devices during education sessions. Videotaping and recording of sessions is not allowed without the written permission from the presenter(s).

Will there be photographs taken during the Annual Meeting?

The Association of University Anesthesiologists plans to take photographs at the AUA 2018 Annual Meeting and to reproduce them in AUA news or promotional materials, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the AUA website. By participating in the AUA 2018 Annual Meeting, you grant AUA the right to use your name, photograph, and biography for such purposes.

What is the AUA policy on smoking during the AUA Annual Meeting?

Smoking is not permitted at AUA events. We respectfully request that you abide by our smoke-free policy. Thank you.

Whom do I contact if I need special services during the AUA Annual Meeting?

If you are in need of any special services please contact the AUA staff at [email protected] or at the Registration Desk during the weekend of the annual meeting for special accommodations.

For More Information or Questions

Annual Meeting General Inquiries, Registration & Speakers
Phone: 415-296-6910
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 415-296-6924
Email: [email protected]

CME Information
Email: [email protected]