This advanced course is designed to provide updated pragmatic, problem-solving knowledge for practicing surgical and cytopathologists who also wish to remain current with the changing trends in cytodiagnosis and laboratory management. It addresses the resolution of diagnostic pitfalls relative to each of the major organ systems studied by cytopathology/FNA. A syllabus containing the PowerPoint lecture material will be distributed at the course. Following the course, these PowerPoint lectures as well as handouts and ancillary materials will be available online for participants. Above all, this course is intended to provide a pleasant, informal atmosphere for learning as well as opportunities for 1:1 interaction with the outstanding faculty.
The 2013 Diagnostic Cytopathology Session provides a maximum of 18.75 CME/16.75 SAM credit hours.
Course Faculty, Topics and Schedule
USCAP Statement Regarding Conflict of Interest
CERTIFICATES OF CME/SAM CREDIT FOR PARTICIPATION
The United States and 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 maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 the available 18 SAM credit(s).
SAVE $$$ - Early Registration available until November 30, 2012
Course Fee (Includes 2 lunches for registrants and a reception for registrants and accompanying persons.)
| ||Academy Member||Non-Member|
|August 19 – November 30 || $725 || $800 |
|December 1 - January 13 || $825 || $900 |
|January 14 through On Site || $925 || $1000 |
Please note: The course fee includes 2 lunches for registrants and a reception for registrants and accompanying persons.
Early registration is advised since enrollment will be closed when the course is
Refunds of fees, less $50 administrative fee, will be made until December 15, 2012. Refunds after that date will be subject to a 50% penalty, but registrants will be mailed the course materials.
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Rates: Signature Room Single/Double $209.00. Taxes: 13.0% room and sales occupancy tax.
Discounted Room Rates available until December 21, 2012
Check in: 3:00 pm Check out: 12:00 pm
Reservations: P: (504) 523-3341 or 1-800-217-2033 (identify yourself with the USCAP Diagnostic Cytopathology group)
You can also book online at Hotel Monteleone.
Cancellation policy: Reservations cancelled within 72 hours will be subject to 1 night's fee plus tax.
Delta Airlines is offering discounted airfares for attendees traveling to our meeting. For
assistance with reservations and ticket purchase contact Delta Airlines Meeting Services
Desk at 1-800-328-1111. Be sure to use our File Number: NMEK2
Airport: Closest airport is Louis Armstrong International Airport, New Orleans.
Avis Car Rental
Avis is offering discounted car rentals for attendees during our meeting. The Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number is D005275. To book your reservation online,
please visit www.avis.com
or call toll free 1-800-331-1600 to use the above discount number.
The group discount is 25% and is available from 7 days before until 7 days after the event dates with
unlimited free mileage.
Cab fare to/from New Orleans International airport and the Hotel Monteleone is approximately $34.00 one way.
Airport Shuttle Service
SuperShuttle is offering a discounted rate to USCAP meeting attendees. The discount gives you 10% off your roundtrip reservation made and paid online. To book your
reservation, please go to www.supershuttle.com and enter the discount code USCAP.
ACTIVITIES & LOCAL TOURS
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Directions to Hotel:
From Mississippi, Alabama, etc.: Head I-10 West toward Baton Rouge. Exit Orleans Ave./Vieux Carre (235A). Proceed down ramp and turn left at the light onto Orleans Ave. Continue on Orleans Ave under Interstate. Orleans Ave. becomes Basin Street. Continue on Orleans/Basin for .6 miles. Turn left on Conti Street. Continue six blocks (.5 miles), turn right on Decatur Street, then right on Bienville St. You will see the garage for Hotel Monteleone on your left side approximately 2 blocks down.
From Airport, Baton Rouge, Texas, etc.: Head I-10 East toward New Orleans Business District and Slidell. Exit Superdome/Poydras Street (Exit 234B). Proceed down ramp and continue straight for 8 blocks, staying in left hand lane. Turn left onto Camp Street and continue 4 blocks to Canal Street (a big 2-way Boulevard). Cross over Canal Street which turns into Chartres Street (in the French Quarter). Go 2 blocks on Chartres St and turn left on Bienville Street. Halfway down the street, you will see the garage entrance for Hotel Monteleone on the left.