SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2020


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Welcome from Bill Wachsman, President

How to navigate AVAHO 2020
Julie Lawson, Executive Director

Connect. Learn. Serve.

Welcome to the AVAHO 2020 Annual Meeting!


 Since we couldn't meet in sunny San Diego, we're bringing the warm ocean air and palm trees to you.

This is the first virtual AVAHO Annual Meeting and, while we miss seeing all of you in person, we're as dedicated as always to bringing our members high quality, accredited learning opportunities. 

​Here you'll find everything you need for the meeting including agenda, exhibitor area, daily updated information, and more. ​We also encourage you to join us on the Whova AVAHO 2020 app, where you can easily find the daily agenda and keep in touch with your colleagues using the "Community" tab.

One Week. 30+ Hours of Learning.

Because virtual learning works differently than in-person, we've spread the sessions out over the week of September 12-19 so that you have flexibility in attending sessions. Please note we will have extensive, live kick-off sessions on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. 

We know you work hard. You'll notice the sessions held throughout the week (Monday - Friday) will also be available on-demand afterwards to meet your busy schedule. We greatly appreciate the increased effort you've made during this pandemic, and we're adjusting our meeting to make it easier for you to learn and share.

If you have any questions or technical issues during the week please email us at admin@avaho.org or use the Whova app, under the "Community tab" and select "ask organizers anything." We have staff on-hand throughout the week to respond immediately to your requests.

...and don't forget to MOVE for VETERANS!

AVAHO is proud to announce our first annual fun run/walk fundraiser:


This year we are going to move for veterans to support the Gary Sinise Foundation. You choose the time, distance and place you run or walk, then share a photo in action before our fundraiser ends at 5:00 pm EST on September 19, 2020. If you tag AVAHO in your photo on Twitter or Facebook, we'll enter you to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Cost: $25 (includes event t-shirt)

Click here to register or for more details


Whova Conference App: your in-hand connection to AVAHO2020

We are partnering with Whova conference solutions to provide you an app that contains all the information you'll need for the Meeting. Whova has a lot to offer so we hope you'll take time to acclimate to its built-in fun. The app will be updated daily with new information, any scheduling changes, and networking. A special thanks to Platinum sponsor Takeda for their sponsorship of our 2020 technology platform.

What you'll find on the AVAHO Whova app:

  • Daily updates and announcements 

  • Meeting Agenda

  • Exhibitors 

  • Attendee list

  • Community: this platform is a way to instantly connect and network with your peers. Within the "Community" tab there are session Q&As, ice-breakers, announcements, job listings, articles and more. Check this tab daily!

  • Speaker information 

  • CME Evaluations

  • ...and more

Palm Trees


CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date agenda in your time zone