FAQs

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Abstracts

Has the deadline for late-breaking submissions been extended?

The late-breaking submission period remains September 9 - 16, 2020.

Will my accepted abstract still be published?

Accepted regular submission abstracts will still be published online, on October 1, 2020. Physical Abstract Supplement books will be mailed to subscribers late.

When will I know if my abstract has been accepted?

Abstract notifications for all acceptances and rejections were sent on Monday, August 31, 2020. Late-breaking abstract notifications for acceptances and rejections will be sent in October.

When will guidelines, templates, and information for ePosters be available?

ePoster guidelines, templates, and information will be made available to accepted poster presentations on Monday, August 31, 2020.

Can I change my submission category?

All abstracts can be modified until the deadline. Changes to abstracts can be made through the gateway portal using the username and password that was used for submission: https://aasld.confex.com/aasld/2020/gateway.cgi. This portal can also be accessed by clicking on the link in the confirmation email.

Can I withdraw my abstract from consideration?

All withdrawal requests MUST be submitted in writing by the presentation or contact author to education@aasld.org.

Affiliates

Will the administrative application fee for Affiliate Events be refunded?

Yes. The administrative application fee will be refunded for Affiliate Event Applications that have already been submitted for The Liver Meeting®. AASLD will automatically process refunds, however, it may take up to six months for refunds to be processed.

How do I cancel events at the hotel?

Anyone with a signed agreement with a hotel, or other facility, for a planned function, should contact the facility directly to cancel planned activities.

Awards

Will I still receive my travel award?

We will continue to recognize outstanding abstracts submitted by early career researchers through the AASLD Foundation’s Abstract Award program. In lieu of travel funds for this year’s meeting, award recipients will receive a $500 monetary prize and complimentary registration to TLMdX.

Corporate Support

Will sponsorship and corporate support opportunities be available for The Liver Meeting Digital Experience™?

The Exhibitor Prospectus with sponsorship and corporate support opportunities is available here. Please contact Sharon Grant for additional information at exhibits@aasld.org.

What if I have the first right of refusal from The Liver Meeting 2019? Can I extend that to future years when the meeting is live again?

AASLD will be presenting a preview session for those who hold the first right of refusal. AASLD is extending the first right of refusal to The Liver Meeting 2021.

ELS and Ambassasor Programs

Who should I contact for information regarding ELS and Ambassador programs?

Please contact AASLD’s Membership Team at membership@aasld.org.

Exhibits

Will there be a virtual exhibit hall?

The Liver Meeting Digital Experience will offer a virtual exhibit hall. Exhibitor Prospectus and Application are available here. Please contact exhibits@aasld.org for more information.

What is the cost of a virtual exhibit booth?

The Liver Meeting Digital Experience will offer a virtual exhibit hall. Exhibitor Prospectus and Application are available here. Please contact exhibits@aasld.org for more information.

Will I earn priority points for The Liver Meeting 2020?

Yes, if a booth(s) was purchased and full payment received for The Liver Meeting 2020 by June 1, 2020, then Priority Points will be granted based on the square footage of the booth(s) purchased.

How will I select my booth for The Liver Meeting 2021?

Heather Cooney will contact exhibitors in the fall to select booths for The Liver Meeting 2021.

I am currently scheduled to exhibit at The Liver Meeting 2020. What do I need to do?

Exhibitors who have paid for The Liver Meeting 2020 have the option to carry overpayments to The Liver Meeting 2021 or receive a full refund. Exhibitors who choose to transfer payments to The Liver Meeting 2021 will receive the benefits below as a thank you for showing loyal partnership to AASLD:

Lock-in The Liver Meeting 2020 exhibit booth pricing

Earn Priority Points for 2020 (based on exhibit booth square footage purchased as of June 1, 2020)

Receive an additional 25 Priority Points on top of those earned for exhibit spaceEnjoy one complimentary attendee mailing list for The Liver Meeting 2021

All Priority Points earned by transferring payment to 2021 will be used for the 2021 booth selection. If Priority Points are carried over and the booth is canceled, or a decision is made not to exhibit in 2021, the above benefits will no longer apply.

Those who wish to receive a refund must submit the cancellation in writing to exhibits@aasld.org. Please contact exhibits@aasld.org for further information.

Note: Fees for cancellations prior to the AASLD announcement on June 1, 2020, for non-COVID 19 related cancellations will not be refunded.

When will exhibit pricing be available for The Liver Meeting 2021?

Exhibit booth pricing will be available in the fall of 2020.

When will exhibitor registration for The Liver Meeting Digital Experience registration (TLMdX) open?

Exhibitor registration will open for The Liver Meeting Digital Experience™ on August 26, 2020. If you are the exhibitor point of contact interested in registering your exhibit staff for the meeting, visit the TLMdX website to get started!

Media

When will media registration for The Liver Meeting Digital Experience registration (TLMdX) open?

Media registration will open for The Liver Meeting Digital Experience on August 26, 2020.

Will eligible media still receive complimentary registration?

Yes.

When will media registration for The Liver Meeting Digital Experience registration (TLMdX) open?

Media registration will open for The Liver Meeting Digital Experience on August 26, 2020.

Will eligibility for media to register change?

While AASLD maintains the right to revise eligibility requirements at its discretion, the existing eligibility requirements will remain in effect until further notice.

Will there be a press conference?

Yes, AASLD will hold a press conference at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience.

Are there any restrictions on what sessions media can attend?

Complimentary registration includes access to the general sessions, Postgraduate Course, and Basic Science Symposium.

Memberships

Is my AASLD Membership Current?

Please contact Membership directly at either membership@aasld.org or (703) 299 - 9766.

How do I join AASLD?

To join AASLD you will need to create an AASLD profile and complete the membership application. Click here to create your profile or contact AASLD’s Membership Team with any questions.

Can I get a discount on registration after I’ve registered and then pay my dues?

Membership with AASLD must be current at the time of registration to receive the member rates. AASLD will not reimburse the difference between the member and nonmember registration rates to any registrant whose membership was not current prior to the processing of their registration or whose completed membership application was approved after they registered.

Product Theater

Will Product Theaters be available in the digital platform?

Yes, The Liver Meeting Digital Experience will have Product Theaters information is available here. Please contact exhibits@aasld.org for more information.

Registration

What is the TLMdX cancellation policy?

Refunds will be processed at the conclusion of The Liver Meeting Digital Experience™ (TLMdX).

A written cancellation and refund request is required for all cancellations and should be sent to aasld@xpressreg.net. Requests received on or before November 12 will be subject to a 25% administrative fee. Cancellations received on or after November 13, 2020, will not be refunded.

Satellite Symposia

Will AASLD offer Digital Satellite Symposia?

The Liver Meeting Digital Experience has Digital Satellite Symposia, information available here. Please contact Heather Cooney for more information.

Speakers/Faculty

Should I still prepare for my session or presentation?

The Liver Meeting is transitioning to an online experience, and all invited presenters will be asked to prepare a presentation. Presenters will receive additional information on the next steps over the summer.

Do all of the presenters in a live session need to agree to participate live for the session to be held? Can we pre-record in advance?

All presenters that are invited to participate in a live session will need to prepare for a live presentation. Presenters will receive additional information on the next steps over the summer.

Will there be a presentation template provided to us by AASLD?

All presenters will be provided with an official AASLD PowerPoint presentation template that may be used for presentations.