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43rd Annual Continuing Education Conference

September 23, 2017 - September 29, 2017

Grand Hyatt San Antonio | 600 East Market St | San Antonio, TX 78205

43rd Annual Continuing Education Conference

September 23, 2017 - September 29, 2017

Grand Hyatt San Antonio | 600 East Market St | San Antonio, TX 78205

 

This year's host hotel is the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Set amidst a blend of histories and a modern city, our urban retreat has a premier location on the San Antonio River Walk and is within walking distance of the Alamodome, Tower of The Americas and The Alamo.

Hotel Reservation Details

 

This year's host hotel is the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Set amidst a blend of histories and a modern city, our urban retreat has a premier location on the San Antonio River Walk and is within walking distance of the Alamodome, Tower of The Americas and The Alamo. Tel: +1 210.224.1234.

Hotel Reservation Details

 

*Speakers are subject to change 
*Schedule and times are subject to change

Registration

Attend in person
Early Registration through August 15
AAPA Fellow

Full Conference
$949*Stay offsite

$749
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at Grand Hyatt or that lives within 60 mile radius

$849
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at Grand Hyatt

Daily Rate
$249
AAPA Associate

Full Conference
$999*Stay offsite

$799
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at Grand Hyatt or that lives within 60 mile radius

$899
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at Grand Hyatt

Daily Rate
$269
AAPA Student

Full Conference
$549*Stay offsite

$349
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at Grand Hyatt or that lives within 60 mile radius

$449
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at Grand Hyatt

Daily Rate
$149
Non-Member

Full Conference
$1089*Stay offsite

$889
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at Grand Hyatt or that lives within 60 mile radius

$989
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at Grand Hyatt

Daily Rate
$289
Attend in person
AAPA Fellow

Full Conference
$1149*Stay offsite

$949
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at Grand Hyatt or that lives within 60 mile radius

$1049
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at Grand Hyatt

Daily Rate
$249
AAPA Associate

Full Conference
$1199*Stay offsite

$999
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at Grand Hyatt or that lives within 60 mile radius

$1099
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at Grand Hyatt

Daily Rate
$269
AAPA Student

Full Conference
$749*Stay offsite

$549
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at Grand Hyatt or that lives within 60 mile radius

$649
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at Grand Hyatt

Daily Rate
$149
Non-Member

Full Conference
$1289*Stay offsite

$1089
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at Grand Hyatt or that lives within 60 mile radius

$1189
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at Grand Hyatt

Daily Rate
$289
Live Stream Option
AAPA Member

$31 per lecture
1-3 Lectures

$27.90 per lecture
4-17 Lectures

$447.95
Full Conference
*17 Lectures (2 lectures cannot be streamed or recorded)

Non-Member

$44 per lecture
1-3 Lectures

$39.60 per lecture
4-17 Lectures

$635.80
Full Conference
*17 Lectures (2 lectures cannot be streamed or recorded)

Pre-order Video On Demand
AAPA Member

$31 per lecture

$447.95
Full Conference
*17 Lectures (2 lectures cannot be streamed or recorded)

Non-Member

$44 per lecture

$635.80
Full Conference
*17 Lectures (2 lectures cannot be streamed or recorded)

Networking & Fun Activities

Remember to book during registration!!


Fun Run

Happy Hour 5k Fun Run/Walk

After lectures Thursday, enjoy a run/walk around beautiful San Antonio! Afterwards we’ll meet up at a local establishment for refreshments. Even if you don’t participate in the run, we hope you will join us for happy hour! Sponsored by Cancer Diagnostics.

Date: Thursday, September 28
Time: 5:00pm
Rate: $30

23rd Golf Classic

43rd Annual AAPA Golf Classic

Enjoy the best San Antonio has to offer in golfing and make new connections. Sponsored by Cancer Diagnostics.

Location: Golf Club of Texas
Date: Tuesday, September 26
Time: 1:00 pm
Shuttle Time: TBD
Rates: $115
Registration includes: Golf, cart, lunch and dinner. Club rentals available for an additional $25 fee.

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About San Antonio

 

Weather to expect

The weather in San Antonio, TX during September begins the transition to Fall. However, it is still going to be relativly warm compared to northern locations.

Temperature & Humidity

Expect the high temperature to be in the upper 80s to 90 F (32 C) with relative humidity at or above 60%.
The evenings will be cooler with lows in the upper 60s F (21 C).

Sun & Rain

Expect lots of sun (so bring sun screen, sunglasses, and a hat), but be prepared for the chance of rain showers. The change to the fall season can bring some wet weather.

Travel, Parking, and Transportation

Transportation to/from Airport

Grand Hyatt San Antonio is located just 9 miles from the San Antonio International Airport. The airport offers a variety of ground transportation, including Super Shuttle and taxi options.

Parking

Grand Hyatt offers both valet and self-parking in their underground garage. Rates include in-and-out privileges. Please note that the parking garage clearance does not allow for any oversized vehicles, toppers, or trailers.
Daily Self-Parking:
$29 per day
Valet Parking:
Overnight hotel guest: $39 per day
Oversized truck: $45 per day

Rental Car Offer!

Advantage Car Rental is offering a 10% discount. Click on the link below and make your reservations today!

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Hotel Reservation Details

The special discounted rates are available until Friday, August 25, or until the room block is sold out. We encourage you to make your hotel reservation early. The rates range from $199-$249.
Important Note:
If you register for the conference under the "shared or individual room" rates but are unable to secure hotel reservations at Grand Hyatt San Antonio, you will be invoiced for the conference registration difference. We ask that if you have any trouble making hotel reservations, please contact the AAPA office before making reservations elsewhere. Tel: +1 210 224 1234

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Registration Fine Print

Registration Fine Print

A detailed confirmation will automatically be emailed to you once your registration has been submitted. You may choose to pay by credit card when registering or pay by check from the invoice that is generated. Full payment is required by August 25. The Cancellation Policy will be enforced once your registration is submitted (with or without payment). If you have any questions, contact the Central Office at info@pathassist.org.

Registration Options

  • Full Conference: Fee includes access to all lectures, poster sessions, exhibitor session and product demos, and credits awarded based on attendance requirements. Lunch and dinner for the week are not included. Registrants have the ability to earn up to 28 PACE credits by attending 19 lectures, a workshop, and three poster sessions! Register by August 15 for the best available rate!
    • Full conference (individual room) = individual room booked at the hotel. Not sharing with another registered conference attendee.
    • Full conference (shared room) = room booked at the hotel shared by one or more registered conference attendees.
  • Daily Attendance: Fee includes access to lectures offered on the day(s) registered, breakfast and coffee break, social events (if applicable), and PACE credits based on attendance requirements for the day(s) registered. Lunch and dinner are not included.

Registration Fees
must be registered with payment received by date noted to qualify for pricing

* Early Rate = by August 15
**Standard Rate = After August 15

Registration Changes

An additional $50 fee will apply to ALL adjustments made to your conference registration after it has been received. This applies to daily registration changes and optional activity cancellations/transfers, unless otherwise noted in the activity description. As space permits, you may add events to your registration at no additional charge.

Cancellation Policy

Written notice to cancel must be received via fax, mail, or email by August 25, 2017, to receive an 80% refund. No refunds will be given after August 25. For cancellations due to illness after August 25, 2017, a refund of 80% will be given with the submission of a physician's note. If the AAPA cannot hold the conference due to acts of God, war, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, or curtailment of transportation or other emergencies making it inadvisable, illegal, or impossible to provide the facilities or to hold the meeting, each prepaid registrant will receive a copy of conference handouts and any other materials that would have been distributed. Fixed conference expenses will be paid from the pre-registration funds. Remaining funds will be refunded to pre-registrants. AAPA is not responsible for any other costs incurred by pre-registrants in connection with the conference.

Got more questions? Contact us!

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Tips for Employer Approval to Attend

Tips for Employer Approval to Attend

The AAPA understands that budgets can be tight, staffing can be short and time can be limited. Since the AAPA is the first choice for pathologists' assistant-specific education, the AAPA wants all members to attend.

Here are tips to help get employer approval to attend the AAPA Fall Conference:
  • Be armed with knowledge! Demonstrate the valuable information presented at the conference and how it will help you stay current in the field of pathology. Provide your employer with a schedule of the lectures and workshops that you plan to attend, and offer to present what you’ve learned to your coworkers upon your return.
  • Come back with information! Plan to visit the exhibit hall booths and the product demonstrations to get information on products or services that your lab needs.
  • Provide information! Submit an estimate of travel expenses, including how you plan to keep these costs down (discounted shuttle vs cab, breakfast included in registration rate, etc.).
  • Be helpful! Offer suggestions for providing coverage while you are at the conference.
  • Use the AAPA! Apply for a travel grant to attend the fall conference! Deadline June 1.
  • Shop for deals! Get the best rate for the conference by registering early and booking at the host hotel. Registration rates go up after August 15. The special discounted rates at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio are available until August 25, or until the room block sells out.
Each year, the AAPA's Continuing Education Conference provides members with the perfect venue to obtain the PACE credits necessary to maintain ASCP BOC certification. The Fall Conference is the single best outlet for pathologists' assistants to address the need for continuing education. We have put together a customizable sample letter for you to download outlining the value of the Fall Conference to both you and your company. You can customize the letter to your unique situation, focusing on the issues and opportunities that are most important to you.