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Cancellation FAQs

Why was the 2020 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research (ACVR) cancelled?
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, NFID made the difficult decision to cancel the conference. Recognizing the important role that many attendees and speakers play in managing this outbreak, the decision to cancel the conference was made after careful consideration of ongoing guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Ensuring the health and well-bring of the public and healthcare professionals is of primary importance to NFID. Given the rapidly evolving circumstances of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize our role in leading by example and modeling social distancing to help prevent the spread of the virus. 

Will I receive a refund?
All registered attendees will have the option to receive a full refund or donate (all or a portion of) the registration fee to support NFID. Please use the following link if you wish to donate all or part of your registration fee to NFID: bit.ly/2020ACVR-donate by March 31, 2020. If we do not receive a response, a full refund will be processed within 30 days. You will receive a confirmation email once the refund is processed. If you registered prior to January 29, 2020 you will receive a check mailed to the address provided at the time of registration. If we are unable to process the refund for any reason, we will contact you to collect additional information.

Will 2020 ACVR be postponed until a later date?
Unfortunately, postponing the conference is not feasible. NFID leadership and staff are currently exploring alternative ways to recognize our award winners and share the important educational content from ACVR directly with attendees. Stay tuned for updates and sign up to receive NFID Updates via email.

Can I apply my registration fee to a future NFID event?
No. Unfortunately, we are not able to apply ACVR registration fees as a credit toward future NFID events.

Can I donate my registration fee to support future NFID programs? 
Yes. Please use the following link if you wish to donate all or part of your registration fee to NFID: bit.ly/2020ACVR-donate by March 30, 2020.

How do I cancel my hotel reservation?
Hotel reservations made within the NFID room block have been cancelled automatically, and will not be charged. If you booked a room outside of the NFID room block, you will need to  contact the Omni Shoreham Hotel directly at (202) 234-0700 to cancel your reservation.

Will NFID refund attendees for airline tickets purchased?
No. Many airlines have made special provisions to address COVID-19-related issues. Contact your airline directly regarding ticket cancellations.

As a presenter at 2020 ACVR, should I still submit my presentation?
NFID is committed to investigating alternative means for disseminating the valuable 2020 ACVR educational content. NFID staff will reach out to all presenters (invited, oral, and poster) once details are available.


Additional information will be posted as available. If you have specific questions, please contact vaccine@nfid.org.