2017 ASPO Annual Meeting
May 18-21, 2017
JW Marriott Austin
Austin, TX

Save the date to join your ASPO colleagues in Austin, TX!

The ASPO 2017 Program will focus on the theme of “Quality and Improved Outcomes in Pediatric Otolaryngology.” The meeting format will include abstracts, guest lectures, invited panels, posters, video presentations, and short vignette presentations over lunch. This meeting will be a standalone annual meeting, separate from the COSM Meeting.

For additional details on the meeting, please visit the pages linked below:

Abstract Submission

Scientific Program

Hotel & Travel 

Registration

Austin

Exhibits & Support Opportunities


Hotel & Travel

Venue:

JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
P: 512-474-4777

The venue is the brand new JW Marriott Austin, located just two blocks from the Austin Convention Center and surrounded by nearly 200 live music venues. Amenities include oversized guest rooms, a rooftop pool, and authentic dining and entertainment options at your fingertips. 

Guest Room Reservations:

Headquarters Hotel: JW Marriott

NOTE 3/8/17: There is limited availability at the JW Marriott. ASPO has negotiated a special group rate of $239 sgl/dbl per night plus taxes/fees. Reservations may be made online or via phone using the information and links below. The cut-off date for making reservations is April 20, 2017; reservations made after this date, or after the room block is filled, are subject to rate and space availability. 

Online Reservations: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ASPO2017

Phone Reservations: (844) 473-3959 (Mention the group name ASPO 2017)


Additional Participating Hotels:

Residence Inn Marriott Austin Downtown Convention Center

300 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701
P: 512-236-8008

Distance from JW Marriott Austin: 0.3 miles or 6-minute walk

Room Rate: $219 per night plus tax for a Studio Suite

Online Reservations: https://aws.passkey.com/go/aspospring2017

Phone Reservations: Call 800-321-2211 and request the ASPO Annual Spring Meeting room block.

The Residence Inn Marriott features spacious studio-style rooms that include a queen-sized bed, sleeper sofa, and a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area. The hotel features complimentary internet, a business center with complimentary print services, 24-hour market, restaurant and lounge, fitness center and indoor pool. A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is available to all hotel guests.

Space is limited and reservations received after Thursday, April 27, 2017, or after the room block fills, are subject to rate and space availability. Reservations cancelled less than 48 hours prior to arrival or guests who do not check-in on the scheduled date of arrival will be charged the first night's room and tax. Check in time is 4:00 pm and checkout is at 11:00 am.

W Hotel Austin

200 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX 78701
P: 512-542-3600

Distance from JW Marriott Austin: 0.2 miles or 5-minute walk

Room Rate: $289 per night plus tax for King Room

Phone Reservations: Call 866-961-3327 and request the ASPO Annual Spring Meeting room block

Online Reservations: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1703025258&key=29EB93C2 

The W Austin is located in the Second Street District and next door to the famed Austin City Limits music venue. Contemporary accommodations feature a W signature bed,  plasma TVs, minibar, chaise lounge and Bliss space amenities. Hotel offerings include 24-hour room service, fitness center with outdoor pool and spa services, and a restaurant and lounge.  

Space is limited and reservations received after Monday, April 17, 2017, or after the room block fills, are subject to rate and space availability. Reservations cancelled less than 24 hours of arrival or guests who do not check-in on the scheduled date of arrival will be charged the first night’s room and tax. Check in time is 3:00pm and checkout is at 12:00 noon.

Travel:

Air Transportation

ASPO has arranged special meeting discounts on United Airlines. These special discounts are available by booking with United directly, through a travel agent, or online.

United Airlines
800-426-1122
7:00 am–9:00 pm CST; Monday–Friday
8:00 am–5:00 pm CST; Saturday–Sunday
ACS Z Code: ZXE5
Agreement Code: 447067

Purchase your ticket online at united.com and receive a discount off the lowest applicable fares. When booking online, please enter ZXE5447067 to receive your discount.  Area/Zone fares based on geographic location are also available with no Saturday night stay required.

Ground Transportation 

Car Rental: 

Avis is designated as the official car rental company for the 2017 ASPO Annual Meeting.  Special meeting rates and discounts are available on a wide selection of GM and other fine cars. To receive these special rates, be sure to mention your Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number when you call.

Avis Reservations
800-331-1600
avis.com
AWD Number: B169699 

Airport Shuttle:

SuperShuttle is designated as the official airport shuttle company for the 2017 ASPO Annual Meeting.  Special discounts are available on roundtrip reservations made online. To receive these special discounts, be sure to utilize the online reservation link below.

SuperShuttle
Discount Code:  FACS1
Online: 

Ride-share:

Be advised that Lyft and Uber are not available in Austin due to regulatory issues. Below are two alternate ride-share options available in Austin - both are available on Apple and Android devices.

 


Registration

Advance Registration for the ASPO 2017 Annual Meeting is now open!

Please note: If you choose not to register online, a PDF Registration Form is available. Please use one form per person. Email registration@facs.org to request a PDF form.

Registration Deadline:

The Early Bird Registration Deadline is Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM CT.

Online registration will be available in advance of the meeting. Onsite registration will also be available during the hours listed below. 

ASPO 2017 Registration Fees:

*Trainees and Medical Students are required to submit a letter verifying their educational status. Residents/Fellows should obtain a letter from their program director; medical students should contact their department chairs.  Please email verification letters to ASPO Registration Services at registration@facs.org. Letters must be received prior to the meeting in order to attend as a Trainee or Medical Student. 

Registration Location & Hours:

Location: JW Grand Foyer, 4th Floor

Hours:

Thursday, May 18:           11:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday, May 19:                 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 20:            7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 21:               7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Membership:

In order to verify your membership, please enter the email address provided to ASPO for membership purposes.  If you do not recall the email provided, please contact Registration Services at registration@facs.org.

Confirmations:

Formal confirmations will be sent to all attendees within 10 business days of receipt.

Registration and Cancellation:

Participants who find it necessary to cancel their registrations will receive a full refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be received in writing no later than Thursday, May 4, 2017. Cancellations received after May 4 will not be eligible for a refund.  Please send all cancellation requests to registration@facs.org.

Special Assistance:

If you will require any special accommodations while in attendance at this meeting, due to an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirement, or have any special restrictions, please contact Kathy Madryk at kmadryk@facs.org.


Austin

The “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin is home to more than 250 live music venues, unique “street eats,” and a vibrant arts scene. Please review the information below to make the most out of your stay!

Austin Visitors Bureau

Airbnb Local Guidebook

Open Table - Austin Restaurant Reservations


Exhibits & Support Opportunities

What is ASPO?

The Mission of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) is to foster excellence in the care of children with otorhinolaryngologic (ORL) disorders by promoting education and collaborative research, and to share and disseminate advances and innovations in patient care through the Annual Meeting and other venues.

Why Exhibit at the ASPO 2017 Annual Meeting?

·         This meeting will bring together ASPO member and nonmember pediatric otolaryngologists, residents, fellows, and allied health providers.

·         Previous meetings held in conjunction with COSM have seen over 450 registrants for the ASPO meeting, and we project an increase in attendance at this year’s breakout meeting.

·         This is an ideal venue in which to interact with attendees focused on fostering excellence in the care of children with otorhinolaryngologic (ORL) disorders.

·         There won’t be another opportunity to meet with this dedicated group of pediatric otolaryngologists for another four years!

Exhibitor Prospectus

Click here to download the ASPO 2017 Exhibitor Prospectus! 

Marketing and Support Opportunities

The marketing and support opportunities brochure will be available to ASPO Exhibitors by January 2017. 

Questions about Exhibiting?

Please contact Kate Hastings, ASPO Exhibits Coordinator, at khastings@facs.org