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Annual medical education conference


April 16-19, 2020


Sponsorship Opportunities

Attendee registration (NOW OPEN)

Exhibitor registration See the current list of exhibitors HERE as of 4/13


Online Program

Program as of 4/18 can be found HERE

This is it, the New 2020 Vision! As you may be aware, given limitations imposed by the current COVID-19 pandemic in our nation, the leadership of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) has decided to forgo its on-site 2020 Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) in Cleveland, OH. 

Instead, we will be breaking new ground by hosting AMEC2020 as a virtual conference and exhibit fair, April 16-19, 2020, in partnership with the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). We are all in this together, and we want you to join us in this exciting, innovative and collaborative approach to AMECthis year!

Our AMECconference title  ‘The 2020 Vision: Dynamic leaders for a Health Revolution’, could not be more appropriate. In today’s climate, the importance of increasing diversity in our healthcare workforce is paramount. Our goals to reach diversity, equity, and inclusion requires all members of the medical community to be a part of the conversation and the solution. I’m ecstatic about this monumental collaboration with AMSA because it embraces a unique opportunity to further our missions and reach a broader audience on a level never seen before!

Working in partnership with AMSA, the AMEC Online2020 will enable SNMA to utilize the latest inonlineplatforms to host our organization’s workshops and programs and innovative virtual exhibit fair tailored specifically for SNMA members and attendees. The professional exhibit hall will be on April 17 at 12-9 pm EST and the pre-medical exhibit hall will be on April 18 at 12-9 pm EST. Some of the aspects to get excited about are below:


Virtual Conference:

  • Workshops- Attend AMECworkshops on a sleek, easy to navigate platform built for large conferences. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions via video or chat as well as engage with other attendees in the workshop via chat.
  • Networking- Similar to a professional “Chat Roulette” interface, the Networking segment is where attendees randomly meet with each other one-on-one over live video. During one-on-one Networking meetings, attendees can click Connect. If both people click Connect, a connection is made, just like exchanging business cards. At the end of an event, attendees see their new connections and contact information for easy follow-up.
  • Live global chat, polling, and direct messaging- There are multiple chat modes at an event. First, there is the live global event chat where everybody is messaging everybody. Second, there are the session chats where each session has its own group chat. Third, there are private DMs between users. Want to have your own meetings or pow-wows? Set up a video chatroom catchup with old friends, make some new ones, or 1-1 meetings.

SNMA 365 App:

We will be launching the yearlong mobile home of the SNMA, which will hold AMEC Onlinein addition to all other conferences and webinars throughout the year. Some of the features in particular for AMEC Onlineinclude:

  • Viewing and editing your profile
  • Event gamification to earn prizes for engagement
  • Member directory
  • Full access to event resources
  • Browsing speaker information & connections
  • Checking out exhibitors profiles
  • Connecting with other conference attendees with the in-app messaging system
  • Setting reminders and receive alert
  • Viewing, updating, and sending notes on your event sessions


Virtual Exhibit Fair:

  • Browse- Peruse a list of exhibitors and enter the booths of the exhibitors you would like to connect with.
  • Collect- Upon entering an exhibit booth collect the same information that you would at the exhibitor's table. Exhibitors will have PDFs of information, videos for you to view, links to important web sites, and more.
  • Engage- You will have the ability to engage with our exhibitors by text or video chatting 1-on-1 or in a group format. Exhibitors will also have the ability to schedule chats with you in the event that they are busy engaging with others. Participate in raffles and giveaways!
  • Connect- If you visit an exhibitor they will receive your contact information so that they can stay in touch!


Members and non-member can register for the 2020 AMEC. To register, link will be available soon. If you already a national dues-paying member, proceed with AMEC registration by signing in, as usual. To obtain the MEMBER rate, you must first join as a member by visiting Once completed and verified, you can then register for AMEC, using the same sign-in ID and password.

AMEC 2020 Sponsors

AMEC 2020 Information

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2020 Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus Link Administration 11/2/2019
2020 Attendee Guide PDF (95.11 KB) Administration 11/2/2019
AMEC 2020–FAST FACTS Link Administration 11/2/2019
Print Advertising Specifications Link  more ] Administration 11/2/2019