Virtual Connect FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

As of November 30, 2020

General Information & Registration

What are the dates of ATC Virtual Connect?

The Virtual Connect will take on June 5 – 9, 2021.  

Do I need to Register to participate in the ATC Virtual Connect

Yes, you must register to participate in the ATC Virtual Connect.  Registration will open in February 2021.  More information here.

What are the Virtual Connect Registration Fees?

The Virtual Connect registration fees will be posted to the website in January of 2021.

ATC offers reduced registration fees to ASTS or AST members.  Membership dues for 2021 must be paid by May 28, 2021 in order to qualify for MEMBER registration fees. NEW member applications are subject to additional processing time following payment.

Questions regarding your ASTS or AST membership? 

AST Membership: Julie Atkinson at or 856-793-0914
ASTS Membership: Ning Duan at or 703-414-7870

*New/Renewing membership in ASTS or AST may take 5 - 10 business days to be active in the ATC registration system.

Abstract Program Information

I submitted an abstract, will it be considered for Virtual Connect

Yes, all submitted abstracts will be reviewed and accepted/declined using the same process as an in-person meeting.  For more information on abstracts, click here.

When is the deadline to submit an abstract?

The deadline to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation during the ATC Virtual Connect is Friday, December 4, 2020, 11:59 PM PT.  To submit an abstract, click here

When will abstract status notifications be sent?

Abstract status notifications on presentation in either Plenary, Oral, or Poster format will be sent by the end of February 2020.

Invited Symposia Program Information

I submitted an invited symposia program for 2021 and was told it would be considered for the 2021 ATC Congress in Seattle.  Will my invited symposia program still be presented during Virtual Connect?

The ATC Program Planning Committee is working hard to create an elevated virtual experience in 2021.  Invited symposia that were selected to be presented at the Seattle Congress will still be presented during Virtual Connect.  Should any further inviited symposia program ammendments be made by the Program Planning Committee, notifications will be sent to symposia submitters directly.

When will the Invited Symposia Program be available to view?

With a transition to ATC 2021 Virtual Connect, the full invited symposia program will be launched by the end of February 2020.

Education Credits

Will ATC Virtual Connect provide the same types of education credits as in past in-person Congress?

Yes, ATC Virtual Connect will provide the following education credit types:

  • CME
  • ACPE
  • ANCC

Sponsorship & Attendee Engagement Information

I have questions about Sponsorship and Attendee Engagement Opportunities for Virtual Connect.  How do I get more information?

All questions pertaining to Sponsorship and Attendee Engagement should be directed to the ATC Exhibits & Sponsorship Relationship Manager, Melanie Ryan, for more information.

Virtual Connect Announcement

View the full announcement dated November 30, 2020.
Click Here