AIMM / ASBMR John Haddad Young
AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMBINE SMALL CLINICAL AND BASIC BONE BIOLOGY DISCUSSIONS WITH THE BEST AND CHEAPEST SKIING YOU WILL EVER EXPERIENCE!!!
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Advances in Mineral Metabolism AIMM/ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigator Meeting had to be cancelled in April and then was still unable to be held in September 2020. We are currently planning to hold the 2021 meeting with most aspects of the 2020 program, including the 2020 Young Investigators, and will be celebrating our 35th anniversary. The meeting will take place from Monday, April 5th to Friday, April 9th.
The 2021 AIMM meeting will take again place at the Stonebridge Inn in Snowmass Village. The hotel provides COVID-19 UPDATES, which include access to State and County restrictions, on their webpage:
We understand there is still some question as to whether a meeting can be held responsibly with the ongoing pandemic. Particularly, the recent increases in cases worldwide and in the USA, do not necessarily bode well. However, on the other hand, we have some optimism, as some of our AIMM members already have been vaccinated.
Please note: we are developing a plan for both deciding if we can hold a meeting safely and ensuring safety at the meeting. Criteria for going ahead with the meeting will be based on public health guidelines in Colorado and Pitkin County, as well as Snowmass Village and the Stonebridge Inn. We will also consider the guidelines of other states with high quality public safety standards.
(1) Reducing the overall meeting attendance maximum from 80 to 30 attendees (a density required by local
(2) Livestreaming the meeting using Zoom will permit individuals to either stay in their rooms for sessions in
Snowmass, or to access sessions remotely. This will also permit us to shift the meeting to a completely
(3) Group meals, including breakfast & two dinners, will be plated, instead of buffet.
(At this point, we will not be able to accommodate families/guests at the meals.)
(4) Sanitation and screening protocols will be in place.
As always, the goal of this conference is to discuss important or evolving concepts in bone biology and clinical bone disease in a small and informal group setting. Past participants in this meeting have enjoyed the relaxed environment and serious scientific and clinical discussions… and keep coming back!
The atmosphere is enhanced by breaks, as well as breakfasts and some dinners together, which provide a great opportunity for young and more established investigators to discuss science and mentoring in a more casual setting. We are hoping to plan other activities in this gorgeous setting. One of the enjoyable features of this meeting has been the ability to combine an interesting scientific medical program with family recreation. We encourage you to bring your families!
***MEETING REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FEBRUARY 15, 2021
Registration fee is $350 for attendees or $50 for remote participants ($200 for remote access for entire labs, up to 8 people). Even with remote access to this hybrid meeting there are significant expenses: speaker's fees, Zoom license, AV support, etc.
We ask that you register immediately, as this will help us with our planning. We will send a follow-up email requesting payment closer to the meeting date.
***Make Room Reservations ASAP, since we do not have contracted rooms:
PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE THAT YOU ARE AN AIMM/ADVANCES IN MINERAL METABOLISM REGISTRANT to get the meeting rate that the Stonebridge Inn has generously continued to offer us.
The Stonebridge Inn, the meeting location, will offer us rooms at a special rate of $110/night single or double occupancy. There will be a $25/night charge for each additional person
We have also negotiated rates at these locations (space available basis, not contracted):
· Tamarack 2-bedroom units at $174/ night; 3-bedroom at $261/ night
· Terracehouse 2-bedroom units at $174/ night; 2-bedroom premier at $275/ night
· Top of Village 2-bedroom units at $180/ night; 3-bedroom at 270/night
You can find locations of these hotels/condos on the map at http://www.gosnowmass.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Snowmass-Lodging-Map-2016.pdf
Snowmass is located close to Aspen. There are three airports that service the conference site: the Denver International airport (approximately a 4h drive); Vail/Eagle airport in Eagle (2h drive), and Aspen airport (complimentary shuttle to hotel). Shuttle buses are available from Denver, and some participants arrange for carpooling when convenient.
Join our Facebook page, which can be used to help coordinate carpooling or sharing accommodations with other attendees: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=advances%20in%20mineral%20metabolism
For meeting updates check http://aimm-meeting.org/.
Meeting Coordinator, AIMM
103 Gerhart St
Millersburg PA 17061