Dear Members of the HCM Division,
We hope you are healthy and safe in these challenging and tumultuous times. We are writing to let you know more details regarding the HCM Division program and related events at the virtual annual AOM meeting, August 6th – 11th. The Executive Committee and AOM are still working furiously to finalize the precise details, but we wanted to provide an overview of what HCM will be doing and how it will work.
The 2020 annual meeting will be virtual, centrally coordinated by AOM using a shared online platform for every accepted paper session, symposia and PDW. The program will have both asynchronous and synchronous components.
Can I opt-out of the virtual Program?
If I "opt-in" do I need to pay to attend and participate in the virtual conference?
Yes. $200 USD for academic members and $100 USD for students. The registration allows you to access both the synchronous and asynchronous elements of the conference via the platform. You are required to register to access any other asynchronous papers or take part in any synchronous activities including participating in the program.
Can I volunteer to help?
Yes! We are looking for "Digital Chairs" and "Digital Coordinators" - people to "chair," facilitate, and publicize digital sessions, both synchronous and asynchronous. These individuals can also help logistically and bring energy and engagement to making the virtual AOM be a great event (e.g., using social media). AOM is coordinating, but please send an email to Program Chair Brian Hilligoss (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to volunteer.
If you have questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact any member of the Executive Committee, but you can start with Tim Vogus (email@example.com). We will also compile questions into a FAQ that we will post on the HCM AOM Connect site.
Be well and we'll be in touch with more AOM related information soon,
Tim Vogus, HCM Division Chair
Sara Singer, HCM Division Chair-Elect
Brian Hilligoss, Program Chair
Ria Hearld, PDW Chair
Tia Gilmartin, Past Division Chair