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7th Annual AAPA Spring Meeting

March 12, 2018 - March 14, 2018

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown | 319 SW Pine St. | Portland, OR 97204

7th Annual AAPA Spring Meeting

March 12, 2018 - March 14, 2018

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown | 319 SW Pine St. | Portland, OR 97204

 

This year's host hotel is the Embassy Suites Portland Downtown. This downtown boutique-style hotel is located in historic downtown Portland and places you in the heart of the city, next to shops, restaurants, entertainment and more.

Hotel Reservation Details

 

This year's host hotel is the Embassy Suites Portland Downtown. This downtown boutique-style hotel is located in historic downtown Portland and places you in the heart of the city, next to shops, restaurants, entertainment and more.

Hotel Reservation Details

 

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

Registration

Registration Rates & Options
AAPA Members

Full Meeting
$725
*Stay offsite

$575
*discount applied for staying at Embassy Suites or that lives within 60 mile radius

Non-Member

Full Meeting
$825
*Stay offsite

$675
*discount applied for staying at Embassy Suites or that lives within 60 mile radius

Member Rates
Staying at the hotel or lives within 60 miles

$575

 

Staying offsite

$725

Non-Member Rates
Staying at the hotel or lives within 60 miles

$675

 

Staying offsite

$825

 

About Portland

 

Weather to expect

The weather gets a little warmer and sunnier in Portland, Oregon during March. Expect daytime temperatures in the mid 50s and evening temperatures in the low 40s.

Temperature & Humidity

Expect the high temperature to be in the mid 50s (14 C) with relative humidity of 60 - 80%.
The evenings will be cooler with lows in the upper 40s F (4 C).

Sun & Rain

Sun is always a possibility, but half the time, Portland receives 4 to 5 inches (94 to 124 mm) of rainfall in March. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter. About once a decade, Portland gets a light snowfall in March.

Travel, Parking, and Transportation

Airport Info

The Portland airport is PDX. For more info see here.

Transportation to/from Airport

The TRIMET Max Red line will take you from the airport to Skidmore Fountain, which is located less than a mile from the Embassy Suites Downtown Portland. The fee for this is $2.50 each way.

Hotel Parking

The hotel offers self-parking for $35 and valet for $47 per day. Attendees who are staying at the hotel receive 50% discount on self-parking in the Embassy Suites self-parking garage. Please be sure to inform the front desk upon arrival if you have parked in the Embassy Suites garage.

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Registration Fine Print

Registration Fine Print

Registration will open December 14, 2017, at 11 am CST. Registration is open until March 14, 2018.

Important Note:
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO FIRST 125 REGISTRANTS. Space is limited for this smaller, condensed meeting, focused solely on CE. Register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot!

A detailed confirmation will automatically be emailed to you once your registration has been submitted. Payment is only by Credit Card and is due at time of registration. The Cancellation Policy will be enforced once your registration is submitted (with or without payment). If you have any questions, contact the Central Office.

Registration Options & Fees

  • Full Meeting: Fee includes access to all lectures, daily sponsors, and credits awarded based on attendance requirements. Breakfast and lunch for the days of the meeting are included. Registrants have the ability to earn up to fifteen (15) PACE credits by attending all lectures. Register now as space is limited!
    • Member - staying at hotel or lives within 60 miles = $575
    • Member - not staying at hotel = $725
    • Non-Member - staying at hotel or lives within 60 miles = $675
    • Non-Member - not staying at hotel = $825

Registration Changes

An additional $50 fee will apply to ALL adjustments made to your conference registration after it has been received.

Cancellation Policy

All registrations submitted and received online are considered confirmed registrations. Written notice to cancel must be received via fax, mail, or email by February 6, 2018, to receive an 80% refund. No refunds will be given after February 6. For cancellations due to illness after February 6, 2018, a refund of 80% will be given with the submission of a physician's note. If the AAPA cannot hold this meeting 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 meeting materials electronically. Fixed meeting expenses will be paid from the pre-registration funds. Any remaining funds will be refunded to pre-registrants. The AAPA is not responsible for any other costs incurred by pre-registrants in connection with this meeting.

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 an AAPA Event:
  • 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 if applicable) 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/sponsors (and the product demonstrations if applicable) 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. The AAPA has travel grants available to help cover the cost. Stay up-to-date with the latest opportunities and submission deadlines by updating your contact info and/or following us on social media.
  • Shop for deals! Get the best discounted rates available for our events by registering early and booking your room early at the host hotel property.
Each year, the AAPA's Continuing Education Events provide members with the perfect venue to obtain the PACE credits necessary to maintain ASCP BOC certification. Fall Conference and Spring Meeting are the best outlets 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 AAPA Events 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.