Independent Symposia

Organize an independent satellite, workshop, or demonstration during ABI2020.  

Organizations wishing to hold an independent satellite, demonstration or workshop during ABI2020 are required to view the Satellite Request information contained within the exhibit and support prospectus and contact contact Megan Bell-Johnston (info below) to obtain approval from ABI2020. Upon the approval of ABI2020, a company may compose its own branded session during designated one hour time slots. These Independently Sponsored Satellites (ISS) will be promoted in all official ABI2020 printed and web-based materials.

ABI2020 will assign room space within the conference center for use by satellite organizers. Due to space limitations, it is likely that satellite sessions will take place in the same rooms as ABI2020’s general sessions. Therefore, satellite organizers should expect that they will not have access to the space until the times noted below.


The satellite organizer is encouraged to promote and market their symposium to generate attendance. Approved satellites will be listed and included in the schedule of events on the ABI2020 website, and in the on-site program. Organizers may also provide a one-page promotional flyer (at organizers expense) for inclusion in the delegate registration bags. Organizer may display two promotional easel-mounted signs during the Conference.

The satellite organizer may provide food and beverages for ISS attendees at the sponsor’s expense. Please note that ABI2020 will not provide any food and beverage service during designated ISS times.

The sponsoring organization must:

    • Fulfill funding obligations in advance of the meeting
    • Hold ABI2020 harmless from any and all claims that may result from the sponsored session
    • Provide high-quality scientific information for healthcare providers
    • Receive approval from ABI2020
    • Include the qualifying statement contained in all promotional material.

Scheduling and Location

ISS may not conflict with ABI2020 scientific program activities or organized events. While subject to change pending the final educational program, the dates/times have been designated for ISS will be posted soon.


For pricing, please contact Megan Bell-Johnston (contact information below).

Submission and Review Process

Contact Megan Bell-Johnston for approval.  Applications are reviewed by members of the ABI2020 scientific committee and notification of acceptance or denial will be provided within two weeks of submission.


If you have questions or need assistance regarding exhibits, support or satellites, please contact Megan Bell-Johnston at:

Telephone: 713.526.6900 Ext.102