AAD 2022 Annual Meeting: Health & safety resources

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The first priority of the Academy is the safety of all those attending the Annual Meeting


Based on the recent change to the Boston city ordinance on vaccine requirements, the AAD will no longer require proof of vaccination to attend the AAD Annual Meeting. The AAD will continue following all CDC guidelines as well as state, local, and facility regulations.

For those traveling internationally, there may be additional requirements in place. Please check with your airline and current U.S. entry guidelines.


The Boston Public Health Commission has eliminated its indoor mask mandate except on public transportation, in health care and congregate care settings, and in public schools. The AAD recommends that participants at the Annual Meeting wear masks while in the convention center and meeting rooms, but this is no longer a mandatory requirement. Complimentary KN95 masks and hand sanitizer will be available (while supplies last) to Annual Meeting attendees. Rapid Antigen and PCR COVID testing will also be available onsite for a fee.

Health and safety travel resources

We are following all CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 and particularly CDC guidelines and convention center recommendations for large group events. We will be continually monitoring the situation and also CDC guidelines, as well as state, local, and facilities guidelines and mandates. The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority along with their partner vendors and agencies are following the guidelines set forth by the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO).

In registering for the meeting, participants agree to comply with any federal, state, or local mask mandates, or other safety mandates, in place for indoor events until further notice.

As you prepare to attend the 2022 AAD Annual Meeting, we encourage you to use the resources below for the latest health and safety travel information.

Travelers should check back frequently for any updates to current policies and guidelines.