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45th Annual Continuing Education Conference

August 25, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Hyatt Regency Chicago | 151 E. Upper Wacker Dr | Chicago, IL 60601

45th Annual Continuing Education Conference

August 25, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Hyatt Regency Chicago | 151 E. Upper Wacker Dr | Chicago, IL 60601

 

This year's host hotel is the Hyatt Regency Chicago. This urban retreat is located near Navy Pier, a short walk to Millennium Park, and only steps from shopping Magnificent Mile.

Hotel Reservation Details

 

This year's host hotel is the Hyatt Regency Chicago. This urban retreat is located near Navy Pier, a short walk to Millennium Park, and only steps from shopping Magnificent Mile.

Hotel Reservation Details

 

 

Full lineup coming soon!*

*Subject to change.

Schedule

Full schedule coming soon!*

*Subject to change.

 

Registration Opening 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
Discounted early registration expired August 18, with payment required by August 18 to qualify for early registration pricing.
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
4-19 Lectures

$500.65
Full Conference
19 Lectures

Non-Member

$44 per lecture
1-3 Lectures

$39.60 per lecture
4-19 Lectures

$710.60
Full Conference
19 Lectures

Order Video On Demand
AAPA Member

$31 per lecture

$500.65
Full Conference
19 Lectures

Non-Member

$44 per lecture

$710.60
Full Conference
19 Lectures

Networking & Fun Activities

Remember to book during registration!!


25th Golf Classic

25th Annual AAPA Golf Classic

Enjoy the best Chicago has to offer in golfing and make new connections.

Location: Harborside International Golf Center
Date: Tuesday, August 27
Time: Meet in West Tower Lobby at 11:15am, depart for course at 11:30am.
Rate: $135
Registration includes: Golf, lunch, and dinner. Club rentals available for an additional fee of $35.

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Fun Run

Happy Hour 5k Fun Run/Walk

After lectures Thursday, enjoy a run/walk around Chicago! 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!

Date: Thursday, August 29
Time: 5:00pm
Rate: $30
Registration includes: 5k registration, drink ticket, and a fun run gift item.

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

Badge Discount Program
30 Free Things To Do
Fun Things in the French Quarter
 
 

About Chicago

 

Weather to expect

Chicago's summer weather grows stormier in August. The month receives much more rain than any other. Yet between storms August has more clear days than most months.

Temperature & Humidity

Expect the high temperature to be in the 70s to mid 80s °F with relative humidity about 80% in the mornings, decreasing by mid-afternoon. The evenings will be cooler with lows in the mid 60s °F.

Sun & Rain

August is Chicago's rainiest month of the year. But you can still expect some sunny skies with a mixture of cloud cover.

Travel, Parking, and Transportation

Transportation to/from Airport

The Hyatt Regency Chicago is located 12 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport and 17 miles from O’Hare International Airport.

GO AIRPORT EXPRESS: Go Airport Express is an easy, affordable shuttle option from either airport to the hotel, offering attendees a 15% discount. Benefits of using Go Airport Express include:

  • Digital screens to welcome attendees
  • Kiosks with live representative at each lower level baggage claims (O'Hare - Doors 1E, 2E, 3E, and 5E; Midway - Door LL2)
  • Convenient Inner Curb Loading (using the same lane as taxis)
  • Priorities are safety and customer satisfaction
  • Fixed rates

AIRPORT SHUTTLE: The Hyatt Regency Chicago does not offer a shuttle from Chicago Midway International Airport or O'Hare International Airport.

TRAIN: Take the 'L' Train! Both Midway (Orange Line) and O'Hare (Blue Line) airports are connected directly to downtown. Get more information about train lines and fares on the Chicago Transit Authority website.

Other Transportation

CHICAGO WATER TAXI: Located across the Chicago River from the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago Water Taxi offers riders access to Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station, Willis Tower, Chicago Riverwalk, Chinatown, and more via the city's waterways.

DIVVY: If you want to explore Chicago by bike, stop by the conveniently located Divvy station at Stetson Ave. and S Water St., and enjoy 24-hours of unlimited three-hour rides for just $15 per day.

CITY BUS: The Michigan Ave. & E Upper Wacker Dr. stop provides direct access to city landmarks such as Navy Pier, North Avenue Beach, Lincoln Park Zoo, Blue Island, United Center, and Museum Campus. Plan your trips on the CTA website.

Nearby Transportation Stations:

Ogilvie Transportation Center: 1 mile from hotel

Union Station: 2 miles from hotel

Greyhound Bus Terminal: 2 miles from hotel

Parking

Take advantage of convenient valet parking with unlimited in-and-out privileges, or park at the nearby Illinois Center Garage lot yourself.
Valet Parking: $69/Overnight
Self Parking: $49/Overnight

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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 July 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.

Important Note: If you register for the conference under the "shared or individual room" rates but are unable to secure hotel reservations at Hyatt Regency Chicago, 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 credits awarded based on attendance requirements. Lunch and dinner for the week are not included. Registrants have the ability to earn up to 25 PACE credits by attending 19 lectures and four poster sessions! Register by July 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 July 15
**Standard Rate = After July 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 July 25, 2019, to receive an 80% refund. No refunds will be given after July 25. For cancellations due to illness after July 25, 2019, 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.

Have 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.
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Attendee Badge Discount Program

Attendee Badge Discount Program

The AAPA works with local vendors to offer discounts on attractions and events so you can enjoy New Orleans to the fullest.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, attendees would show their conference badge in order to receive the discount.

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