Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to many of the commonly asked questions about the ACR/ARP Annual Meeting. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Our staff and partners are here to assist you before, during and after the meeting. You can also contact us directly.

General Information

What does registration include?
ACR/ARP Annual Meeting Scientific Session registration includes admission to all the scientific sessions, exhibit hall, poster hall, and opening lecture/reception. You will also receive complimentary access to ACR Beyond Live and 12 months access to our library of on-demand content.

Premeeting courses, meet the professors, and workshops require an additional fee and include course materials.

When and where is the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting?
November 8 - 13, 2019
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

When do scientific sessions start?
The opening lecture and award ceremony is on November 9 at 4:30 PM. The first scientific session will begin on November 10 at 7:30 AM.

When does the last session end?
Sessions will run through November 12 at 12:30 PM.

What language is the meeting presented?
The official language of the meeting is English.

How can I reserve a wheelchair or scooter?
Georgia World Congress Center will have a limited number of wheelchairs available. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters may be reserved in advance from Scootaround for delivery to your hotel or the convention center. Contact  Scootaround at 888-441-7575 or 204-982-0657.

Do you offer child care?
KiddieCorp will provide their expert childcare services for children 6 months to 12 years old. The fee is $10 per hour. The hourly fee will be waived for ACR/ARHP members who are fellows-in-training, medical students, residents, and ARP student members.  To take advantage of this opportunity, a $75 nonrefundable booking fee is required.

Is there a nursing mother’s room?
Yes, a nursing mother’s room will be available at the convention center with private seating areas, refrigerator, and staff attendant. Look for more information in the materials that will provided onsite at registration.

Where can I get Atlanta city information?
City information can be found at

I am an international registrant and need a letter of invitation. Where can I get this?
A customizable letter of invitation is available for download on our International Attendee page. After you have registered for the meeting, you will receive a confirmation email that will also include a link to download your letter of invitation. Read more about international travel and visas on the International Attendee page.

What is the proper dress/attire for the meeting?
Business casual is appropriate for the meeting. Some meeting rooms might feel cold, so a sweater or light jacket might be helpful. The convention center is large and we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.


When does registration close?
Last day to register at early-bird rates - August 28
Last day to register for housing  - October 11
Last day to register at reduced advance registration rates  - October 30
Cancellation Deadline -  November 1

How much are the registration fees?
Fees vary by category. Fee schedules are available on our Registration page.

What can a registered “Guest” attend at the meeting?
Guests include non-scientific attendees who are 18 years of age or older. Registration includes entrance to the opening lecture, exhibit hall, and poster hall. Guests are not eligible for CME credits and a certificate of attendance.

Is there an exhibit hall-only pass?
We do not offer an exhibits-only pass. To enter the exhibit hall, you must register for the entire meeting.

Do you have a day pass available?
Yes, we have a day pass that is available only on site and must be purchased on the day of use.

What type of payment is accepted for registration?
For online registration, we can only accept credit card payment (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).

For onsite registration, we accept cash (U.S. dollars), personal checks in U.S. funds, endorsed travelers checks, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).

What is your cancellation policy for registration and housing?
Cancellations and full refund requests received in writing by November 1 will be automatically approved and processed within 24 - 48 hours. An administration fee will be deducted:  $50 for members, $100 for non-members. No fees will be refunded after November 1.  You can change or cancel your reservation by calling ACR Housing at 800-990-2446 or 415-979-2286.

What are the onsite registration hours?
November 8: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
November 9: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
November 10: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
November 11: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
November 12: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
November 13: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

What meeting materials and resources are available for registered attendees?
All registrants will receive the 2019 Session Tracker and access to abstracts.  You can also download the mobile app before the meeting to get the most up-to-date meeting content.

Is WiFi available at the meeting?
Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in all meeting rooms in the convention center. Access Wi-Fi using network ACR19.  No password required.

We strive to provide our attendees with good quality Wi-Fi internet access throughout the meeting.  Help us manage Wi-Fi quality by accessing only meeting-related materials at the convention center. Also, if possible, please keep your mobile hotspot devices turned off at the convention center.

What is the ACR’s photograph and video recording policy?
The ACR encourages the dissemination of educational content to benefit others. Our presenters have the right to request no photographs during their session and can announce this directly to attendees and/or include an icon to indicate their preference (see icon below). If permitted, photos must be captured in a non-disruptive manner so as not to disturb the presenter and other learners and should be for personal, non-commercial use. Flash photography, video recording, and live streaming of any Annual Meeting materials, including posters, exhibits, and all presentations are strictly prohibited.

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