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Annual medical education conference


April 8-12, 2020
Cleveland, OH

AMEC 2020 Update

Statement on Coronavirus Outbreak

As of March 13, 2020

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 and is considering alternative options that will be determined and communicated in the coming weeks. SNMA made this decision considering the increased concerns and recent occurrences related to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 as well as the restricted travel impacting several organizations attending this year’s AMEC.

Over the past two weeks, SNMA leaders have been monitoring communications from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  regarding health risks related to COVID-19. In addition to the many individuals across the country who have tested positive for COVID-19, the CDC along with the Ohio Department of Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health reported that three individuals within the state tested positive for the disease and others throughout the state are currently being tested for the disease. In response, Governor of Ohio Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency, issued an executive order banning all mass gatherings of more than 100 people state-wide, and encouraged alternatives to large gatherings including more online events. Also, at the urging of local health authorities, several universities within the state including some in the Cleveland area have decided to temporarily close and switch to online-only classes.

The difficult decision to forgo our on-site AMEC 2020 was made to assure the health, safety, and well-being of our attendees, membership, and partners, and to ensure the quality of the workshops and other events of the Annual Convention. Although this measure is unfortunate, it also gives our organization the opportunity to be innovative and to create solutions that bring the most value to our attendees, membership and partners. To that end, SNMA is currently considering alternatives for the conference including a virtual conference and details will be shared with conference attendees in the coming weeks.

We look forward to bringing the 56th Annual Convention to our members and partners in the weeks to come. We appreciate your understanding and support as we work through the next steps.

For more information and updates on the novel coronavirus, please follow the below links:

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Please visit or contact for updates and answers to frequently asked questions about the convention.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Attendee registration (NOW OPEN)

Exhibitor registration (NOW OPEN) See the current list of exhibitors HERE



Preliminary Program

Preliminary program as of 2/29 can be found HERE

Conference Hotels

There are TWO host hotels for this AMEC:

Hilton Cleveland Downtown

SOLD OUT on the nights of 2/9 and 2/10

100 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44114.

Reservations Telephone: 888-627-8085 main telephone: (216) 413-5000

Room rates at the Hilton hotel are: $139 single/double; $149 triple/quad., plus applicable local tax. Make hotel reservation now, using this link.

Westin Cleveland Downtown

SOLD OUT on the night of 2/10

777 St. Clair, NE, Cleveland, OH 44114.

Reservations Telephone: (888) 627-8085; main telephone: (216) 771-7700
Room rates at the Westin is $149 single/double, plus applicable local tax. Make hotel reservation now, using this link.

There are TWO OVERFLOW hotels for this AMEC:

Hampton INN Cleveland-Downtown

1460 E. Ninth St.Cleveland, OH 44114.

Reservation Telephone: 616-241-6600. Room rates at the Hampton Inn are $139 single/double, plus applicable tax. Make hotel reservation now using this link.

Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower

1360 West Mall Drive Cleveland, OH 44114

For reservations:  Book your group rate for AMEC Room Block

AMEC Attendees can (and should) continue to register for the conference on-line as soon as possible.

Transportation Discounts


Delta Airlines

Destination Airport: CLE
Travel dates: April 3 - April 17, 2020
Book online or You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code  NY33P

American Airlines

Destination Airport: CLE, CAK
Travel dates: April 4 - April 15, 2020
Book online or by calling American’s Meeting Services Desk at 800-433-1790 and refer to Meeting Event Code 6940EE

Air Canada

Destination Airport: CLE
Travel dates: April 1 - April 19, 2020
Book online and use Meeting Event Code  JNY89661


Destination Airport: CLE
Travel dates: April 5 - April 15, 2020
Book online and use Meeting Event Code  ZJFV942540
You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at (800) 426 – 1122


10% off of Business Select and Anytime fares and 3% off of Wanna Get Away fares. 50% bonus Rapid Rewards points.

Destination Airport: CLE
Booking dates: March 1, 2020 - March 23, 2020
Travel dates: April 1 - April 19, 2020
Book online at and use to Meeting Event Code 99825832

Stay tuned for more deals coming soon.


Rental City: CLE
Travel dates: April 1 - April 19, 2020
Book online and use CV# 022Q9441


Destination City: CLE
Travel dates: April 1 - April 19, 2020
Book online and use AWD: E779943

Look for more information in the upcoming months!

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