WAO Symposium 2023
WAO Symposium 2023

About Hawai'i

The Hawai'ian Islands offer something for everyone; to learn more, please visit Go Hawai'i, or learn more about the Big Island of Hawai'i.


Each participant receives a name badge. The name badge is the official conference document and should be worn at all times in order to gain entry to the conference session rooms and other events. Please note that access to any of the conference areas or events is not possible without an official name badge.


In April temperatures in the Kona, Hawai'i area are temperate with an average minimum temperature of 70° F (21° C) and an average high of 83° F (28° C).


WAO will seek CME accreditation for this symposium. Further details will be provided at a later time.


Dress for the Symposium is business casual.

Exhibit Hall

More information to come.

Guests and Children

Delegates are asked to refrain from bringing guests and children to the scientific sessions. Coffee breaks and other social events will be ticketed.

Hotel & Accommodations

Rooms will be available at the Outrigger Kona (Formerly "Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa"). Further details on reserving your hotel room will be available at a later time.

Insurance/Liabilities and Disclaimer

WAO cannot be held liable for personal injuries or for loss of or damage to property incurred by delegates or guests at the WAO Symposium, including those participating in tours and related events. Delegates and guests are encouraged to purchase insurance to cover loss incurred in the event of cancellation, medical expenses or damage to or loss of personal effects when traveling outside of their own countries.

WAO cannot be held liable for any hindrance or disruption of WAO Symposium proceedings arising from natural, political, social or economic events or other unforeseen incidents beyond its control. Registration of a delegate implies acceptance of this condition.

The materials presented at this continuing medical education activity are made available for educational purposes only. The materials are not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather are intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty that may be helpful to others who face similar situations.


The official language of the Conference is English and sessions will conducted in English.

Local Time

Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time: Time zone in Hawaii (GMT-10)

Lost and Found

Please visit the Registration Desk for any lost and found items.

Mobile Phone Policy

Use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited within the scientific session rooms. Please ensure that your mobile phone is silenced while you are in the Conference venue.


More information to come at a later time.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted during any WAO Symposium activity or event.

Social Media

WAO’s social media allows you to interact and stay connected with WAO and other attendees before, during and after the meeting.

Transportation to Hawai'i

Hawai'i is easily accessible from North America, the Far East, and Australasia. The meeting is best accessed from the Kona International Airport (KOA).


The meeting will be held at the Kaleiopapa Convention Center, which is located about 20 minutes north of Kailua-Kona.


All visitors from foreign countries must hold a passport to enter into the United States that is valid for at least six months from the date they are departing the country. Visitors from some foreign countries will require a visa. For further details, please contact your nearest United States of America Embassy or Consulate.

Important Dates

Early 2023

Abstract Submission Opens
06 January 2023

Abstract Submission Closes
15 February 2023

On-site Registration Begins
17 May 2023

2023 WAO Symposium
18-20 May 2023