The aims and educational objectives of the short course program are: 1) to sharpen existing
expertise, 2) to enhance the participants spectrum of professional competence, 3) to stimulate interest,
understanding and preparation for future responsibilities, 4) to update basic science concepts for
procedures and precepts used in practice and 5) to provide, when needed, an understanding of current
standards, techniques, criteria, classifications, etc.
The courses will be presented on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 2-4th. The
Wednesday courses will be scheduled from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 N and 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.( with an hour
break to allow viewing of the posters). The Thursday and Friday courses will be scheduled from
8:00 - 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Information on study material is included in each course
description. Study sets, where available, will be mailed to registrants beginning in the middle of
LOAN SETS OF GLASS SLIDES ARE TO BE RETURNED TO THE MEETING REGISTRATION DESK AT THE HOTEL PRIOR TO
THE COURSE. NO TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED WITHOUT THE RETURN OF YOUR LOAN SETS, UNLESS A $100.00 DEPOSIT FOR
EACH SET IS MADE.
Loan sets will be issued on a first come, first served basis since the number available is limited.
THESE WILL BE MAILED PRIOR TO THE MEETING ONLY. Transparencies or CD-ROMs for these courses, to be
retained by the registrant, will be mailed immediately after the meeting.
Slides and/or transparencies for short courses are available for viewing in the microscope room at the
hotel from Sunday, February 27 through Friday noon, March 4.
THE COURSE OFFERINGS ARE DESCRIBED ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES AND ARE PRESENTED IN THEIR DESIGNATED TIME
SLOTS WHICH CORRESPOND TO THE PRE-REGISTRATION CARD.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED
NOTE: In keeping with the short course rotation policy, certain courses will not be offered after the
2005 meeting. This information is noted at the end of the course description of those courses.