AOS & SCO–SOC 2023 is a family friendly conference. Below are some resources to help attendees with families.

Caregiver Grants

AOS and SCO–SOC are offering Caregiver Grants to offset the extra costs incurred by caregivers (such as parents of young children or those providing elder-care) to attend the annual meeting. Any conference registrant is eligible, although priority will be given to presenters and early-career researchers. Eligible applicants can apply for travel awards as well as caregiver awards.

Funds may be used in any manner to support dependent care—to cover the cost of travel to the conference venue for an accompanying adult caregiver, the cost of dependent care at the conference venue, the cost of additional dependent care at home during the conference, etc. Applicants may also request Caregiver Grants to cover the Companion/Guest registration fee, which would allow the caregiver to attend all regular events at the conference (see the Caregiver Grants page for details). Funds cannot be used for conference registration or travel for the applicant. Applications for Caregiver Grants are due by 15 March 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Please send any questions to with the subject line AOS & SCOSOC 2023 Caregiver Grants.

Alternatively, additional questions can be submitted using this online form.

This form is monitored regularly by the Travel Awards Committee and someone will respond to you as quickly as possible.

Help Desk

If you need assistance at any time before, during, or after the conference, please contact us through our Help Desk website form

We will update this page as new resources or information becomes available. Please check back frequently for updates.

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