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Tips to Help Get 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 the AAPA Fall Conference:

  • 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 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 and the product demonstrations 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 to attend the fall conference! Deadline June 1.

  • Shop for deals! Get the best rate for the conference by registering early and booking at the host hotel. Registration rates go up after July 15. The special discounted rates at the Hyatt Regency Chicago are available until July 31, or until the room block sells out.

Each year, the AAPA's Continuing Education Conference provides members with the perfect venue to obtain the PACE credits necessary to maintain ASCP BOC certification. The Fall Conference is the single best outlet for pathologists' assistants to address the need for continuing education. Here is a customizable sample letter for you to download outlining the value of the Fall Conference 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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