A session sponsor must be an affiliate member organization, commercial member company, or professional development organization officially affiliated with AALAS. Exceptions may be made in special circumstances considered on a case-by-case basis by the National Meeting Program Committee.
To be a full sponsor of a session, the sponsor must intellectually develop the presentation topic and have it accepted on the program as a seminar, special topics lecture, panel discussion, or workshop. Abstracts do not qualify for sponsorship. Sponsoring organizations must assume responsibility for all associated speaker and other reasonable expenses (if any) for the program event with the possible exception of requesting AALAS may waive registration for speakers that are not AALAS members or commercial exhibitors.
The sponsor will be recognized in the preliminary and final programs and on the signage outside the meeting room.
To be a partial sponsor of a session, the sponsor must contribute specific items, such as facility space, equipment, or animals; a set sponsor fee paid to AALAS toward the session (the session leader recommends to the program committee how the funds would be distributed); or full funding for one of the session’s speakers.
Organizations providing partial financial support or some intellectual contributions will be acknowledged in the preliminary and final programs as partial sponsors of the session. Speakers and session moderators can elaborate upon the intellectual or financial support of organizations or individuals more specifically at appropriate times during applicable sessions.