Message from the President
Released August 23, 2021
AAGL 2021 Global Congress Health and Safety Update
As the leading organization dedicated to Elevating Gynecologic Surgery through education, we remain committed to presenting a robust in-person Congress, November 14-17, 2021, in Austin, Texas.
AAGL considers the safety of all attendees a top priority. As such, we will require all in-person attendees, exhibitors, and staff to provide proof of vaccination to participate in this year’s Congress. AAGL will partner with a 3rd party service focused on vaccine validation, that will confidentially process your documentation and will provide pre-approval for each in-person attendee.
The proof of vaccination process will be sent to all in-person attendees and must be completed in advance of your arrival at the Congress. Please also be aware of the following:
- A negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted in place of proof of vaccination to attend.
- Masks may be required on-site.
- Social distancing and other on-site safety measures will be followed.
AAGL will continue to work with the City of Austin and Austin Convention Center on safety logistics including enhanced cleaning, sanitation standards, and placement of hand sanitizer stations.
In addition, AAGL will continue to monitor updates and any guidance recommendations required by the CDC, the State of Texas and/or the Austin Convention Center and will communicate any updates as the situation evolves.
We look forward to welcoming all of you to what is sure to be an exceptional 50th Anniversary Global Congress.
Ted T.M. Lee, M.D.
2021 AAGL President