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On this page you will find general information related to the meeting.

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Registration Information

Registration is located at the Austin Convention Center on the 4th floor, Atrium Lobby.  If you need to modify your registration, select sessions or purchase tickets, you may do so onsite. All tickets are on a space-available basis. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

On-site registration hours will be posted in the weeks prior to the meeting. 

Speaker-Ready Room

Speakers and presenters must upload their presentations in the Speaker-Ready Room before presentation.  The Speaker-Ready Room is located at the Austin Convention Center.  The room and hours will be posted in the weeks prior to the meeting. 

Boxed Lunches

Lunches are included in your registration and will be available in the Exhibit Hall (4th floor) on Thursday and Friday, and the Foyer (6AB) on Saturday.

Get the Meeting App

The 2016 ASSH Annual Meeting is entirely paperless. Attendees will be required to use a web-enabled mobile device to access all program and abstract content from the free downloadable Annual Meeting App.  Refer to information from the ASSH and our Digital Meeting Information page for details.

AFSH Booth and Donors

The Foundation will have a booth in the Austin Convention Center where you can stop by to speak to a member of the Foundation board or staff.  Additional information about funds, programs and supporting the work of the AFSH is available here.  The VIP "Giving Circle" Lounge (by invitation only) is open Tuesday through Saturday during regular registration hours. Location TBD.

ASSH Educational Resource Center

The ASSH Educational Resource Center will provide information on all ASSH activities, publicationscoursesfuture annual meetings, patient education brochures, self-assessment examinations, apparel and more.  ASSH staff members will be available to answer your questions, fill publication orders and accept course registrations.

Spouse/Guest Program

The spouse/guest registration is available for spouses and guests. An additional registration fee is required. The program includes:

  • Admission to the exhibit hall
  • Admittance to the keynote lectures

Lost and Found

The lost and found items are kept at the On-Site Registration Desk at the Austin Convention Center.  You can also email ASSH at or call (312) 880-1900 after the meeting. 


Additional Links for Attendees

(more to be added as the meeting draws nearer)

Hotel and Travel Information

ASSH Members

  • Find out who is attending the Annual Meeting
  • Annual Meeting attendance requirement
  • Members Business Meeting
  • Committee meetings
  • Lifetime/New Member Luncheon
  • Young Members Reception
  • Senior Member Breakfast

First Time Attendees

Resident and Fellow Attendees

Military Personnel

International Attendees

  • 822 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago, Il 60607
  • Phone: (312) 880-1900
  • Fax: (847) 384-1435
  • Email:
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