AVAHO 2020 Non-CE Symposia

AVAHO 2020 Annual Meeting

Meeting Theme: “Thinking/Outside the Box”

September 11-13, 2020

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

San Diego, CA


Completed Applications due March 15, 2020

AVAHO will be offering a total of 6 symposia slots in 2020. The cost for the symposia will be separate from the exhibit sponsorship fee.

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*Proposed topics should reflect, or be appropriate to, the theme for this year’s meeting stated above. AVAHO reserves the right to deny any applications that do not meet the parameters of the meeting theme.

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NOTE:  CE symposia are preferred; marketing slide decks are discouraged.  The fee for a CE-sponsored event will be less than that for non-CE events.

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Selection Criteria

All applicants will have equal opportunity to submit applications for symposium sponsorship, with the exception that those topics previously addressed within the past three years will be given a lower priority. Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the majority of the meeting attendees (i.e., appropriate for multiple disciplines)
  • Appropriateness to meeting’s theme
  • Relevance to care of veteran patient population
  • Presentations related to other aspects of patient care beyond specific drug therapy are preferred
  • History of prior AVAHO presentations
  • NOTE: AVAHO will reserve a minimum of one symposia for new/emerging industries, or those new to partnering with AVAHO
  • Timeliness of application submission
  • Unbranded presentations will be given preference


Additional Information

  • All applications are due by March 15, 2020
    If you have logistical or technical questions, please contact Julie Lawson prior to submission. No advice will be provided on the proposed topic or likelihood of sponsorship.
  • All applications will be evaluated by the AVAHO Education Committee.
  • Applicants will be notified of the Board’s decision by April 15, 2020.
  • Proposed speakers must be approved/selected by AVAHO.
  • All slides must be submitted for review and approved by AVAHO Education Committee by July 1, 2020.
  • Symposium sponsor agrees to adhere to all AVAHO restrictions and regulations in the conduct of this symposium. 
Contact the Executive Director (Julie Lawson) with any questions re: adherence.
E-Mail execdirector@avaho.org | Phone: 314-853-6063