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2016 Spring Meeting

4/11/2016 to 4/13/2016
When: 04/11 - 13/2016
Where: The Fairmont Chicago
Millennium Park
200 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois  60601
United States
Contact: Cara Anderson

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Join us in Chicago for our fifth Spring CE Meeting! 

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Speaker and session information.

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Registration is now open.

Space is limited for this smaller, condensed meeting, focused solely on CE. Plan to register as soon as possible. Based on your attendance, you can earn up to fifteen (15) CE credits.


$725 for Members
$825 for Non-Members

Discount available if you book your stay at The Fairmont Chicago hotel.

Host Hotel Information

This year's host hotel is The Fairmont Chicago.

Registration Discount:

If you book your stay at The Fairmont, you are eligible to receive a $150 discount on your meeting registration. Local PAs within a 60 mile radius of the hotel, who are traveling to the meeting daily from their homes, are also eligible for the $150 hotel discount. To take advantage of the hotel discount, enter SPRING16 in the payment screen.

Hotel Reservations:

The hotel rate at The Fairmont will be $189 a night plus any applicable taxes or fees. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations early as we anticipate the hotel room block selling out quickly. The discounted hotel rate will end on March 18, 2016. To book your reservation click here or contact The Fairmont directly at 800-257-7544 and mention the reservation is for the AAPA Meeting.  


Chicago O'Hare Airport

Chicago Midway Airport

Go Airport Express

Click here to make your reservation:  GO Airport Express offers airport shuttle services between O'Hare and Midway Airports and downtown Chicago hotels AT REMARKABLE SAVINGS!

Driving Directions


The hotel's valet parking charges (including tax) are as follows:

Up to Two hours: $26.00 
Two to Six hours:  $38.00
Six to 24-hours and overnight parking: $70.00

Continuing Education Credits

The AAPA is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS PACETM Program. To be eligible to receive continuing education credit, you must have passed the ASCP BOC exam prior to this meeting. To receive credit, you must arrive and sign-in within the first 10 minutes of the start of each and every lecture.

The maximum number of CE credits available at our 2016 Spring Meeting is fifteen (15).

Cancellation Policy

Written notice to cancel must be received via fax, mail, or email by March 1, 2016, to receive an 80% refund. No refunds will be given after March 1. For cancellations due to illness after March 1, 2016, 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.

Attire & Weather

All activities are business casual (no shorts, t-shirts, or jeans). 
Expect daytime temperatures in the upper 50s and evening temperatures in the low 40s.

Views & Opinions

The views and opinions expressed by speakers are their own and do not necessarily represent those of the AAPA. The AAPA disclaims any responsibility for the use and application of information presented at this meeting.

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