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AIMW20 Is Canceled Due to Health and Safety Concerns Related to COVID-19


Here are answers to some important questions about the cancellation of Academic Internal Medicine Week 2020.

How much will I be refunded?

All registered attendees will be credited the full, paid registration amount. AAIM will waive the normal cancellation or administrative fees. If you paid by check, please send an email to meetings@im.org with the name of the payee and mailing address to send the check.  All refunds will be processed within 4-6 weeks.

Are you refunding AIMW20 registration fees?

Yes. AAIM will provide full refunds to everyone who registered for AIMW20. This includes both primary meetings and precourses. Please allow 4-6 weeks for refunds to be issued. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work through processing and issuing the refunds.

How does this affect AIMW20 cancellations made before March 13?

Registrations that were canceled prior to March 13, 2020, will be issued a refund of the $100 cancellation fee. The funds will be returned in the same form as the original method of payment. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for refunds to be issued.

Are all ancillary AIMW20 events and meetings canceled as well?

Yes. All AIMW20 events, including precourses, committee meetings, the council summit, seminars, etc. are canceled.

Will Academic Internal Medicine Week be rescheduled to a later date this year?

No, the meeting is cancelled and will not be moved to a different date.  Meetings the size of AIMW20 are planned years in advance, with hundreds of speakers involved in planning sessions as well as careful coordination with cities large enough to accommodate thousands of participants at once.

Please plan to attend the 2020 APDIM Fall Meeting, October 22-24, 2020 in San Diego, CA, and mark your calendars for AIMW21 April 11-14, 2021 in Charlotte, NC.

How do I cancel my hotel room?

Attendees who booked a hotel room in the official AAIM housing block will have their reservation automatically canceled by Orchid Events (AAIM’s official housing partner) at no charge. You will receive an email from Orchid Events confirming your cancellation.  

Attendees who did not book a hotel in the official AAIM housing block must contact their hotel/lodging directly to cancel reservations.


Are you refunding hotel or travel costs?

AAIM does not manage refunds related to individual participant travel or hotel costs. Please contact your travel agent or airline directly to discuss specific cancellation policies and refund information. In some cases, airlines may offer refunds with no cancellation fees due to travel restrictions.

What if I have other questions?

AAIM will continue to keep you updated as further details are confirmed related to the cancellation of AIMW20.  All urgent questions and immediate concerns may be submitted via email to: meetings@im.org.

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