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9th Annual AAPA Spring Meeting

Monday, March 16, 2020 - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown | 401 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd | Charlotte, NC 28202

9th Annual AAPA Spring Meeting

Monday, March 16, 2020 - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown | 401 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd | Charlotte, NC 28202

 





This year's host hotel is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown.
The hotel is located across from the NASCAR Hall of Fame and is close
to EpiCentre shops, restaurants, nightlife, and the Lynx Light Rail.

Hotel Reservation Details

 





This year's host hotel is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown. The hotel is located across from the NASCAR Hall of Fame and is close to EpiCentre shops, restaurants, nightlife, and the Lynx Light Rail.

Hotel Reservation Details

 

Speakers

*Speakers are subject to change 

Schedule

*Schedule and times are subject to change

Registration

Registration Rates & Options
AAPA Members

Full Meeting
$725
*Stay offsite

$575
*discount applied for attendees staying at the host hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown or that live within a 60 mile radius

Non-Member

Full Meeting
$825
*Stay offsite

$675
*discount applied for attendees staying at the host hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown or that live within a 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 Charlotte

 

Weather to expect

Temperature

The cold winter weather lingers for a few weeks in early spring. Expect daytime temperatures in the low to mid 60s and evening temperatures in the upper 30s.

Humidity

March welcomes the spring season in Charlotte, which is slightly wetter than winter, but more pleasant due to the low amount of humidity.

Sun & Rain

Spring is unpredictable as cloudy and wet mornings quickly change into bright, sunny days. Wear rain jackets while moving outdoors in Charlotte in March!

Travel, Transportation, and Parking

Transportation to/from Airport

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown is located 10 miles from the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CLT) and 15 miles away from the Concord-Padgett Regional Airport. Further details, including directions to/from either airport and information on transportation options and rates from CLT, can be found on the hotel's website.

Hotel Parking

The hotel offers valet parking for $30 (self-parking is not available).

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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.