AMEC Announces Fall 2021 Course Policy

April 22, 2021

2021 In-Person National Course Attendance Policy

Airway Management Education Center (AMEC) will be holding three in-person national courses in the Fall of 2021 – in San Diego (September), Denver (October), and Atlanta (November).  These courses will be operated in compliance with State and CDC guidelines and with enhanced cleaning protocols.

To ensure an optimal learning environment, AMEC will require the following of its course attendees:

  1. Proof of Vaccination. Prior to arrival at the Course venue, registrants are required to upload a photo of their vaccination card.   Each registrant will receive a link in their confirmation email that will prompt them to upload the photo to a secure Dropbox folder. [Registrants will not be required to have a Dropbox account.] The photos will be reviewed and logged by the Executive Director and the IT Director. The photos submitted by registrants will be deleted two weeks after the conclusion of the Course for which they registered.
  2. Mask Wearing. Attendees must wear masks throughout the Course.  Removal of masks while eating will be allowed per state and local guidelines.
  3. Symptoms Self-check. If a registrant has a temperature of greater than 100.4 or exhibits other symptoms of COVID-19 or influenza, they are asked to refrain from attending the Course.  A full refund or transfer will be granted to anyone who cancels prior to the course; a credit for a future course will be offered to anyone who leaves during the Course because of symptoms.

AMEC will continue to monitor the situation and will make changes, as necessary, to ensure the safety of our attendees, faculty, and staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you be making changes to the Courses due to COVID?

We anticipate very few changes to the standard content and flow of the national courses.  One change will be the addition of specific training on airway management of the highly infectious patient.  We also plan to cap enrollment at a smaller number than usual.  Any requirements for social distancing in the CME sessions will be communicated to all registrants.

I would like to attend the Course but cannot or would prefer not to provide proof of vaccination.  What can I do? 

We would be happy to assist you with registering for an in-person course in the future that does not require proof of vaccination.  Alternatively, you are welcome to take The Difficult Airway Course: Virtual 2021, an on-demand program available on the new AMEC eLearning platform.

When do I have to submit the proof of vaccine? 

Registrants are asked to upload the photo of their vaccine card at the time of registration or within 3 days of registering.  If you have already registered, you should do this as soon as possible.  We will communicate with all registrants regularly as we approach the Course start date to ensure that everyone who intends to comply is able to.  AMEC reserves the right to establish deadlines for submitting vaccine card photos.  Deadlines will be communicated to all registrants and non-compliance will result in cancellation of registration with refund or transfer as per our cancellation policy.

Can I attend the Course if I received only one dose of a vaccine that requires two doses?  Or if I received the final dose within two weeks of the start of the Course?

Attendees must be fully vaccinated to attend the Course.  This means that they must have received all doses of their vaccine two weeks or more before the first day of the Course.

Are attendees from outside of the United States able to attend this Course? 

There are restrictions on the entry of certain travelers into the United States in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  Learn more here.  Attendees traveling from countries that have entry restrictions will not be able to enter the United States to attend the Course at this time.  Attendees traveling from countries that do not have entry restrictions must comply with entry requirements.  Learn more here.  All attendees must comply with the vaccination, masking and self-check requirements listed above.

What is your cancellation policy? 

2021 COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

If Airway Management Education Center is required to cancel a course due to Federal or State COVID-19 restrictions or other safety concerns, all attendees will receive a 100% refund. Alternatively, they may transfer to another course at no cost.

The standard Cancellation Fee ($100) will be waived for attendees who must cancel for COVID-related reasons.

Note: We are limiting enrollment this year, so it is vitally important that attendees alert us as soon as possible by calling 866-924-7929 if their registration must be cancelled so we can allow another person to attend.

There will be no reschedule fees in 2021.

No refunds will be granted to those who do not attend the Course without having made prior arrangements for cancellation or transfer.

Whom should I contact if I have questions? 

Email us at or contact Terry T. Steele, Executive Director at (860) 679-9285.

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