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Registration is now OPEN!

We are excited to announce registration is now open for the “hybrid” (options for attendance in person and online) New Directions Conference for June 28-July 1, 2021 in Charleston, SC (and online)!

Registration deadline is June 4, 2021. We apologize for the shorter time frame on deadlines but wanted to make sure a SAFE in person meeting could occur. Abstracts you wish to be considered for oral presentation should be submitted by April 28th and all other abstracts (listed in abstract book and distributed to paid attendees with submitter contact information) will be due May 28th; please see our abstract page for more details. Registration is required for abstract submission and acceptance.

We understand the constantly changing environment in this pandemic so if you register today for online participation and decide to attend in person at a later date, we can adjust your registration and allow you to pay the difference.

Safety Precautions:

We will require everyone attending in person to wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking. This rule will be enforced and anyone not in compliance will be asked to leave the meeting space. The session will be in “schoolroom” format where each person has their own 6-8 foot table with rows staggered to ensure social distancing (please respect the chair placement). We ask that you select a table each day and stay with it (as we do not have staff to monitor switching). Tables will be wiped down each day in case you want to pick a new one on the next day. Due to difficulties in maintaining pandemic related distancing in a traditional poster session, we will convert to data blitz presentations selected from our abstract submissions.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!