Accessibility at the Meeting

Accessibility at the Meeting


It is the Society’s sincere desire to comply fully with both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. For questions about accessibility, such as real-time captioning [communication access real-time translation (CART)], special printing needs, or reserved seating, please contact AMS staff by email ( or by phone (617-226-3916 ). Four-week advance notice is recommended to ensure seamless action.

If issues arise on site in New Orleans, please visit the AMS Registration Desk. Special housing needs should be requested when hotel reservations are made.

If issues arise within the virtual conference, please contact AMS staff by email ( or by phone (617-226-3916 ).

AMS wants to ensure that each attendee's stay at the 101st Annual Meeting is a pleasant and productive one.

ADA Office in New Orleans: 

Please note the below are in reference to a smaller, in-person meeting in New Orleans for those that would still like to gather, if it will be safe to do so. 

Accessibility at the Convention Center:

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) is accessible to patrons with disabilities.  Please see the complete guide on accessibility here.

Service animals are permitted at MCCNO. 

Mobility scooter rental is available. Guests are encouraged to make arrangements in advance by completing the Mobility Scooter Reservation Form. Scooter rental rates are $50 a day. Wheelchairs are also available upon request.

Parking for persons with disabilities is available on the first-come, first-served basis and is located in the MCCNO's surrounding lots.


AMS welcomes those who assist others in need during the 101st Annual Meeting. Caretakers are individuals who are at the meeting to assist with childcare or those with ADA needs. Individuals may register for free at the AMS Registration Desk located in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO); valid identification is required.        

Quiet Room:

The Quiet Room is open to all attendees. The location will be in the MCCNO and announced in September. 

Mother’s Room:

The mother’s room's location will be announced in September. 

Dietary Restrictions:

Attendees with special dietary requirements (e.g., vegetarian or kosher meals) should complete this form and/or visit the AMS Registration Desk to inform AMS of these requirements. Should an attendee have any specific requests and/or concerns, please contact the AMS Meetings Department at