General Registration Fee is required for admittance to any function at the meeting. This one fee allows you to attend all scientific abstract presentations (platforms and posters on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday); all the evening Specialty Conferences, the plenary lectures, exhibits, and the USCAP Foundation Benefit Reception on Tuesday evening. Additional fees are required for the Long Course, Special Courses and Short Courses. The Companion Meetings on Saturday and Sunday are available to persons who select one of the passes which include the General Registration and Companion Meetings as well as the passes for Companion Meetings only. The Society for Pediatric Pathology (SPP) has its own separate registration: visit the SPP website for more information.
REGISTRATION FEES - January 13th through February 28th
|General Registration Only||$210||$85||$360||$265|
|Companion Meetings Only||$185||$90||$185||$175|
|Residents Workshop - Leadership||n/a||$0||n/a||$0|
|Residents Workshop - Genomic Medicine||n/a||$85||n/a||$215|
|Long Course - GI Pathology||$260||$125||$375||$320|
|Short Courses per half-day||$175||$85||$250||$215|
|Basic Principles in Cytology||$275||$140||$365||$315|
|Clinical App Next Generation Sequencing||$210||$105||$300||$200|
|Hot Topics in Pathology (max 60)||$175||$90||$250||$150|
REGISTRATION FEES - March 1 through On Site at the Meeting
|General Registration Only||$260||$95||$420||$290|
|Companion Meetings Only||$200||$100||$215||$200|
|Residents Workshop - Leadership||n/a||$0||n/a||$0|
|Residents Workshop - Genomic Medicine||n/a||$100||n/a||$240|
|Long Course - GI Pathology||$295||$145||$415||$360|
|Short Courses per half-day||$200||$100||$280||$240|
|Basic Principles in Cytology||$315||$160||$430||$355|
|Clinical App Next Generation Sequencing||$240||$120||$350||$230|
|Hot Topics in Pathology (max 60)||$200||$105||$300||$175|
USCAP CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations of entire registration: For cancellations received on or before January 25, 2014, a $50 administrative charge will be due. After January 25, 2014, full cancellations will be assessed an administrative charge of 25% of the total registration fee.
For individual course cancellations: An administrative charge of $25 will be made in order to process the refund.
We are aware that occasionally it is necessary to make changes to courses selected. However, after 2 changes, it will be necessary to charge the $25 administrative charge for any additional changes.
There will be no refunds for cancellations after the start of the meeting - March 1, 2014.
BADGE/TICKET REPLACEMENT CHARGE
In the event of a lost name badge or tickets, there will be a $25 replacement fee for reprints. Name badges are required for admittance into course sessions and the exhibit hall.
CERTIFICATE OF CME/SAM CREDIT OR PARTICIPATION
The United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The USCAP designates this live activity for a total of 320.75 CME's, however a maximum of 54 CME's is the maximum any individual may obtain during the Meeting. Total SAM credits offered are 291, however a maximum of of 47.5 SAM's are the most an individual may obtain during the meeting. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Health Professional participants may claim hours to receive a Certificate of Participation for an activity designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
An online evaluation must be completed prior to claiming CME credit for this activity. The evaluation form and CME claim forms can be accessed through the USCAP website after completion of the activity.
Self-Assessment Module Credits
The USCAP is also accredited by the American Board of Pathology to offer Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the American Board of Pathology requirements for Maintenance of Certification. Registrants must take and pass the post-test in order to claim up to 47.5 of the 291 available SAMs credits.
On behalf of the San Diego Convention Center, welcome to San Diego! For information on things to do while in town for the 103rd USCAP Annual Meeting, take a look here.
Using Your Cellular Phone in the US
There are four nationwide cellular service providers (in alphabetical order), AT&T (formerly Cingular), Sprint/Nextel, T-Mobile, and Verizon, as well as several regional providers. Both AT&T (800/850 and/or 1900 MHz service, depending on the market) and T-Mobile (1900 MHz only) offer SIMs bundled with a pre-paid calling plan if you wish to bring your GSM phone along from home. You can also purchase a pre-paid SIM card and or phone online as a cost-effective way to save hassle once you arrive in the US. A few important facts to note: There are no FREE incoming calls in the US. All calls cost, whether they are outgoing OR incoming. Additionally, there are no separate rates for placing calls to landlines or cell phones; both cost the same amount.
Don't forget to contact your provider to ensure you can access service while in the US.