Critical Dates & Deadlines

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July 13, 2017

Call for Session Proposals Announced

September 11, 2017

Hotel Reservations Accepted at the Marriott Hotel at 555 Canal Street New Orleans

October 1, 2017

Session Proposals Due

October 17, 2017

Session Organizer Notifications Released

November 1, 2017

Call for Abstracts Announced

December 1, 2017

Session Organizers Communicate Session Details to Presenters

March 1, 2018

Abstracts Due

March 14, 2018

Agenda Grids Due by Session Organizers

April 18, 2018

Presenter Notifications Released

May 1, 2018

Detailed Agenda Posted

May 18, 2018

Speakers, Poster Presenters and Moderators Must Be Registered to Confirm Participation

Early Bird Discounted Reg Fee EXPIRES

July 17, 2018

Regular Registration Fee EXPIRES

July 20, 2018

Hotel Reservation Deadline

August 1, 2018

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