FAQs

Who should register for this meeting?

All interested healthcare professionals involved in ENT including but not limited to physicians, advanced practice providers, audiologists, speech language pathologists, administrators, as well as residents, fellows, medical students, and other healthcare related students.

Is FCOM an in-person or virtual meeting?

IT’S BOTH!

We will deliver an Industry-leading hybrid meeting, November 11- 13, 2022. We are expecting our largest in-person attendance this year at The Boca Raton, in Boca Raton, FL.  Additionally, we will continue to provide meaningful and actionable virtual experiences and are pulling out all the stops for the FCOM 2022 virtual experience!

Is there a cost to attend?

Gain valuable skills and expertise with FCOM2022 by choosing from the in-person hybrid or virtual meeting experience. Registration for the FCOM 2022 Annual Meeting includes access to over 70 education sessions, Poster Sessions, 65+ Exhibitors in the EXPO Hall, Product Theatre Demonstrations and networking opportunities with colleagues, experts, and industry leaders. Registration will remain open through Friday, November 5th. Most of the content will be available on-demand through November 30, 2022.

Standard Registrations Fees

Registration In-Person at The Boca Raton

  • Physicians – $575
  • Physician Resident – $199*
  • Audiologist – $199
  • Advanced Practice Provider – $199
  • Administrator/Office Manager – $199
  • Clinical Support Staff – $199
  • Audiology Assistant/HCP – $199
  • Student (Medical, PA, APRN, AuD) – $99**

Registration Rates for Virtual Meeting Access

  • All Attendees – $79*

Exceptions:

*In-State Residents that are presenting a poster may receive a promo code – contact Robin Wagner at rwagner@cmemanage.com with questions.

** Students must register with a university email (.edu) to receive discounted in-person registration. Virtual Student Registration is complimentary.

When does registration open?

FSO-HNS & FSFPRS members
Society members enjoy early-bird registration beginning June 1st, 2022. Society members in-good-standing will receive a discount code for member registration and have early-access to discounted FCOM hotel reservations.

General registration opens July 6th for all conference attendees.

Be sure to register as early as possible, as hotel rooms are limited!

Registration Cancelation Policy

Cancelation Policy for Onsite Registration Only: Cancelation requests must be received in writing via email at support@fcomnow.com no later than September 17, 2022. Cancelations received by September 17, 2022 will receive a refund minus a $100 cancellation fee. Registrants wishing to cancel may send someone to take their place without penalty if they send a written request with the replacement person’s name by October 1, 2022. No refunds will be issued after September 17, 2022. If you do not cancel and do not attend the event, you are still responsible for the full payment. Cancelations for hotel and transportation reservations must be handled by the individual registrant directly with the hotel, airline, and/or other company. Payments made may not be applied toward tuition for future FCOM Summit Events, nor other meetings or products offered by the Florida Combined Otolaryngology Meeting partners. No refunds are offered for sessions that may be suspended or shortened due to weather or other conditions or circumstances beyond FCOM’s control. However, if FCOM, acting in its sole discretion, determines that the November 2022 In-Person Event shall be canceled or postponed due to the effects of COVID-19, all registrations will be transferred to the next scheduled event, FCOM 2022.

Cancelation Policy for Virtual Registration: Based on the virtual design of the FCOM 2022 annual summit, attendees will have access to the majority of education sessions and content until November 30, 2022. Registrations cancelled within 24 business hours of purchase are eligible for a full refund; however, we are not able to process refunds after that time. Registrations are non-transferable.

Where can I browse event content?
We have 70+ sessions and over 100 speakers participating in this year’s FCOM 2022 program. Over the next few months, we will announce keynotes, special guests, general sessions, workshops, hands-on labs, and other special events.  About a week prior to the meeting, you will receive an email that will help you Plan Your Experience – including building your personalize session agenda and meeting activities.
Climate

November cools down in Florida with an average high temperature of 83° F. You will still find sun bathers at beaches and pools with mostly sunny days and low rainfall.

Average High Air Temperature: 83° F (28° C)
Average Low Air Temperature: 62° F (16° C)
Average Water Temperature: 73° F (23° C)
Average Rainfall: 2.1 inches (5.3 cm)
Average Sunset Time: 8:15 PM EST

Time Zone

Boca Raton, Florida operates on the Eastern Standard Time Zone. When it is 12:00 PM in Boca Raton, FL, it is:

  • 12 PM New York (same time zone)
  • 11 AM Chicago (1 hour earlier)
  • 10 AM Denver (2 hour earlier)
  • 9 AM Los Angeles (3 hours earlier)
Arrival & Departure
The meeting kicks-off Friday morning, November 11th. General sessions begin at 8:00 AM EST. To maximize your time and take advantage of the course agenda, arrival no later than Thursday evening, November 10th is best. The meeting ends at 11:30 AM EST, Sunday, November 13th.
Resort Hotel

The main conference hotel is The Boca Raton, Boca Raton, Florida.

Once you have completed conference registration, you will receive the special link, included in your conference confirmation email, that provides access to special room rates.

Hotel rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and they are pretty awesome, please make sure to book early.

Airport

Getting here is a breeze. Within reach of both Palm Beach and Miami, The Boca Raton is easily accessible via three international airports (FLL, PBI, and MIA) as well as Boca Raton Airport. 

Fort Lauderdale International (FLL) – 25 miles

Palm Beach International (PBI) – 29 miles

Miami International (MIA) – 47 miles

Drive time varies, heavily dependent on traffic.

Ground Transportation
Attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the main conference hotel. Uber, Lyft and taxis are easy to access.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Attire

Conference:
The attire for the conference is business casual.

Friday Evening Margaritaville Event:
Attire for the Friday, November 11th, Evening Out Event is Parrothead Resort Casual.

Resident Bowl Lunch and Event:
Attire for the Saturday, November 12th Lunch and 2nd Annual Resident Bowl is Resort Casual Attire.

Boca Raton is well-known for fashion and amazing shopping, but you can pack comfortable, casual clothing and blend right in! Most restaurants do not require a formal dress code, so we recommend resort casual for the activity areas and for cocktails and dining, resort chic. You’ll want to pack your swimming & sunning clothing including flip flops, bathing suits and cover-ups, shorts, hats, etc. We do recommend bringing a light sweater for cooler evenings.

TSA Additional Packing Hints: When travelling, please remember that suitcases should be turned over to the airlines unlocked or secured with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved locks. TSA opens suitcases at random. Damage to suitcases due to TSA security checks are the owner’s responsibility. To view a list of approved locks, please consult the TSA website. (https://www.tsa.gov)

The Boca Raton: Health and Safety

The safety and security of the guests of The Boca Raton remain the highest priority. The resort has been built upon already rigorous cleaning standards by providing enhanced training for staff, increased cleaning of public areas, and refining of all service touchpoints.  

For updates and what to expect at the hotel visit:  https://www.thebocaraton.com/health-safety  

Helpful Information and Resources 

CDC Travel Advisory (hyperlink: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html 

Florida Department of Health (hyperlink: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov