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44th Annual Continuing Education Conference

September 23, 2018 - September 28, 2018

New Orleans Marriott | 555 Canal St. |New Orleans, LA 70130

44th Annual Continuing Education Conference

September 23, 2018 - September 28, 2018

New Orleans Marriott | 555 Canal St. |New Orleans, LA 70130

 

This year's host hotel is the New Orleans Marriott. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter, directly on Canal Street, you can experience everything this city is renowned for.

Hotel Reservation Details

 

This year's host hotel is the New Orleans Marriott. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter, directly on Canal Street, you can experience everything this city is renowned for.

Hotel Reservation Details

 

*subject to change

 

Schedule

Subject to change.

 

Registration Open

Registration for live stream and on-demand options coming soon.

Attend in person
Early registration through August 18, with payment required by August 18 to qualify for early registration pricing.
AAPA Fellow

Full Conference
$949*Stay offsite


$749
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at the host hotel or that lives within 60 mile radius


$849
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at the host hotel

Daily Rate
$249
AAPA Associate

Full Conference
$999*Stay offsite


$799
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at the host hotel or that lives within 60 mile radius


$899
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at the host hotel

Daily Rate
$269
AAPA Student

Full Conference
$549*Stay offsite


$349
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at the host hotel or that lives within 60 mile radius


$449
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at the host hotel

Daily Rate
$149
Non-Member

Full Conference
$1089*Stay offsite


$889
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at the host hotel or that lives within 60 mile radius


$989
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at the host hotel

Daily Rate
$289
Attend in person
AAPA Fellow

Full Conference
$1149*Stay offsite


$949
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at the host hotel or that lives within 60 mile radius


$1049
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at the host hotel

Daily Rate
$249
AAPA Associate

Full Conference
$1199*Stay offsite


$999
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at the host hotel or that lives within 60 mile radius


$1099
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at the host hotel

Daily Rate
$269
AAPA Student

Full Conference
$749*Stay offsite


$549
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at the host hotel or that lives within 60 mile radius


$649
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at the host hotel

Daily Rate
$149
Non-Member

Full Conference
$1289*Stay offsite


$1089
*discount applied to INDIVIDUAL staying at the host hotel or that lives within 60 mile radius


$1189
*discount applied for ROOM SHARING at the host hotel

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)

Order Video On Demand
AAPA Member

$31 per lecture

$395.25
Full Conference
*15 Lectures (4 lectures cannot be recorded)

Non-Member

$44 per lecture

$561
Full Conference
*15 Lectures (4 lectures cannot be 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 New Orleans! 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 and Mopec.

Date: Thursday, September 27
Time: 5:00pm
Rate: $30
Registration includes: 5k registration, drink ticket, and a fun run gift item

43rd Golf Classic

24th Annual AAPA Golf Classic

Enjoy the best New Orleans has to offer in golfing and make new connections.
Sponsored by Cancer Diagnostics and Mopec.

Location: Timberlane Country Club
Date: Tuesday, September 25
Time: 1:00 pm
Shuttle Time: meet in lobby at 11:15 am
Rates: $125
Registration includes: Golf, cart, lunch and dinner. Club rentals available for an additional $30 fee.

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Fun Run

Yoga with Elizabeth Feygina

This open level Vinyasa (flow) yoga series is geared for PAs, with lots of anatomy terms and how to alleviate any pathological state that a PA may experience from work (i.e. Neck/shoulder tension, lower back pain, wrist pain, arthritis, stenosis, stress...etc.).

This is an open level class meant to teach skills that can be done at home. There will be gentle yoga modifications for anyone with injuries or those who have never tried yoga before.

Class day/time:
6am Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
7am Thursday morning
4pm Tuesday and Thursday
Classes range from 45 min-1 hour

Location: Host Hotel
Bring your own mat or use the hotels
Cost: $10 per class, register and pay onsite with cash or check

Sign-up on site

About New Orleans

 

Weather to expect

The weather in New Orleans, LA during September begins the transition to Fall. However, it is still going to be relatively 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 70s 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

New Orleans Marriott is located just 13 miles from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The airport offers a variety of ground transportation, including shuttle, bus, and taxi options.

Airport Shuttle offers a discounted rate of $20 one way or $40 round trip to conference attendees.
All reservations must be made here:
44th Annual AAPA Continuing Education Conference Discounted Airport Shuttle

Parking

Valet parking, fee: 47.57 USD daily
Plus tax; One vehicle per room; No vehicles taller than 5 ft 9 in; Parking limited during special events; Valet only

 
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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 23. 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.

Important Note: If you register for the conference under the "shared or individual room" rates but are unable to secure hotel reservations at New Orleans Marriott, 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

Registration Options

  • Full Conference: Fee includes access to all lectures, discussion groups, 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 26 PACE credits by attending 19 lectures, and four poster sessions! Register by August 18 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 18
**Standard Rate = After August 18

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 23, 2018, to receive an 80% refund. No refunds will be given after August 23. For cancellations due to illness after August 23, 2018, 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 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 keeping your contact information current 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.