SAMS is hosting its 10th Annual National Conference in Chicago, Illinois on September 3-5, 2021. The conference will bring together physicians, allied health professionals, students, and humanitarians. Don’t miss this opportunity to acquire CME credits and stay up-to-date on the work of SAMS.

The conference will be hosted at Swissotel Chicago in the heart of downtown. Book your hotel room here!  Please make your reservation by August 3, 2021.

COVID-19 Safety Measures:
  • All CDC-recommended COVID-19 prevention measures will be implemented in addition to all local and venue regulations
  • The conference is open to all adults who are fully-vaccinated

(Additional accommodations may be arranged for those unable to acquire COVID-19 vaccine on a case-by-case basis.)

Unsure if you are an active SAMS Member?

Please contact Dany Hanbouri, SAMS Membership Coordinator, via email at or via phone at 703-732-4601.

Welcome to Chicago!

This year, we are excited to host a concurrent Social Program as part of SAMS 10th National Conference in Chicago. Our social program includes a Friday evening welcoming reception (free with conference registration), Saturday Family-Friendly tour of the Museum of Science and Industry and a Sunday Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan!

Check out the full program below and be sure to purchase your tickets for the Saturday Museum Tour and Sunday Lunch Cruise by Sunday, August 29 using the registration section below!

Friday Reception:

Time: 7:00PM – 9:30PM

Eleve Ballroom, Swissotel

After the opening ceremony, we invite attendees to join us for a reception on the 42nd floor of Swissotel, with 360 degree views of Chicago’s iconic skyline, the Chicago River, and Lake Michigan!

*Included in all conference registrations…

Saturday Tour of Museum of Science and Industry:

Time: 9:30AM – 2:00PM

Meeting in Swissotel Lobby

For the first time, we offer a concurrent social program on Saturday for family members who don’t plan to attend the scientific program. We invite families to join us for a day trip to Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago – “The Largest Science Center in the Western Hemisphere.” We’ll depart from the hotel by 9:30AM and return by 2:00PM!

*Not included in conference registration, must purchase tickets separately…

Saturday Gala Dinner and Children’s Gala Program:

As always, we invite conference attendees, friends, and families to join us for our biggest social event of the year! This year we have an excellent lineup of speakers, special guests, and entertainment in addition to a Children’s Gala Program. Details to be announced in the coming days!

Time: 7:00PM – 11:00PM

Zurich Grand Ballroom, Swissotel

*One (1) Gala Dinner Ticket included in all registrations (except students). 

**Extra Gala Tickets and Children’s Gala Program tickets available for purchase, separately through the main registration link!

Sunday Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan:

Time: 12:15PM – 3:00PM

Navy Pier: Specific details to be announced.

This year, after a period of unprecedented challenges, we are dedicating more time for our members to reconnect and relax on Sunday. We invite you and your family to join us on a Lunch Cruise on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. We will board from Navy Pier (5 minutes from Swissotel) at 12:15PM on Sunday and return by 3:00PM!

*Not included in conference registration, must purchase tickets.. 

Register for Social Program Events Here!