The USCAP Diagnostic Pathology course has a long standing tradition of providing cutting-edge education for practicing surgical pathologists and residents, and 2013 will continue this tradition of excellence!
Revised in 2011, participants will again benefit from a dynamic educational experience through rich content, renowned speakers, and a format designed to utilize highly effective teaching tools. Participants continue to rave about our speakers, who are nationally and internationally known for their diagnostic expertise and their exceptional teaching skills.
Join us for a week in Anchorage, Alaska during one of its most beautiful seasons while acquiring valuable education unsurpassed in our field.
The 2013 Diagnostic Pathology Updates provides a maximum of 33.5 CME/25 SAM credit hours.
Course Faculty, Topics and Schedule
USCAP Statement Regarding Conflict of Interest
CERTIFICATES OF CME/SAM CREDIT FOR 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 maximum of 33.5 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 approved 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 with a minimum performance level of 80% correct in order to claim SAM credits. A maximum of 25 SAM credits are offered for this live activity.
| ||Practicing Pathologist||Trainee|
| February 15 - May 31 ||$1150||$1300||$850 ||$950 |
| June 1 - July 10 ||$1250||$1400||$950 ||$1150|
| July 11 - onsite ||$1350||$1500||$1150||$1250|
Refunds of fees, less $50 administrative fee, will be made until June 20. Refunds after that date will be subject to a 25% penalty.
The Captain Cook Hotel
939 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Rates: Single/Double $229.00 per night. Taxes: 7% room and sales occupancy tax.
Discounted Room Rates available until June 21, 2013
Check in: 3:00 pm Check out: 12:00 pm
Reservations: P: 1-800-843-1950 and reference Diagnostic Pathology Conference or USCAP
You can also book online at Captain Cook Hotel.
The Hilton Anchorage Hotel is also offering discounted rates for attendees.
Hilton Anchorage Hotel
500 West Third Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
Rates:Single/Double: $249.00 plus 12% tax.
(Rates available 3 days pre/post meeting dates based on availability.)
Discounted Room Rates available until June 21, 2013
Reservations: book online at Hilton Anchorage Hotel.
Delta Airlines is offering discounted airfares for attendees traveling to our meeting. For
assistance with reservations contact Delta Airlines Meeting Services
Desk at 1-800-328-1111. Be sure to use our File Number: NMF3X
Alaska Airlines is offering discounted airfares for attendees traveling to our meeting. The discount code is File Number: ECMU230.
To use your Discount Code go online to Alaska Air and input the Discount Code
when searching for flights. The discount will be applied to any flights meeting the contract
parameters. By clicking the “?” next to the discount code box after entering the code you may
view a detailed description of the rules.
You may also use the Discount Code by calling Alaska Airlines Group Desk at 1-800-445-4435;
however a $15.00 per person ticketing fee will apply. Alaska Airlines Group Desk hours of
operation are Monday through Friday 6am-6pm PST, Saturday 7:30am-6pm PST, closed Sunday.
Airport: Closest airport is Anchorage, AK (ANC-Anchorage Intl).
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 Avis
or call toll free 1-800-331-1600 to use the above discount number.
The group discount is available from 7 days before until 7 days after the event dates with
unlimited free mileage.
Cab service is available to/from the airport at one way rates between $21.00 – 25.00.
ACTIVITIES & LOCAL TOURS
For more information about Anchorage and things to do while there, please visit
907 Tours - Alaska
907 Tours is offering a 10% discount for advance bookings to USCAP Diagnostic Pathology meeting attendees. Reservations should be sent to - email@example.com, please reference the conference. The tours offered are:
Our vans hold 11 guests, so small groups are guided by professional, 40-year residents of the state.
- The Wildlife Up Close, a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center - 4hrs. $99
- The Cooks Turnagain adds the one-hour Portage Glacier Cruise and lunch - 6hrs. $169
- The Cooks Turnagain Plus adds the Mt. Alyeska Tram - 8 hrs. $199
In addition we offer northbound soft adventure tours:
Please visit our 907 Tour website and Trip Advisor.
- Northern Trail which is a tour all about the Iditarod dogs including a visit to the kennels of a four-time champion. 6-7 hours
- Glacier Experience, a hike on the Matanuska Glacier - 8 hrs. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. This tour does not include ice climbing.
The Alaska Railroad
The Alaska Railroad is pleased to welcome the US & Canadian Academy of Pathology
convention to Anchorage in July of 2013. In the true Alaska Spirit, we would like to extend
an invitation and special offer to all attendees to join us on the Alaska Railroad for an
experience of a lifetime. We are pleased to offer a special rate of 20% off the adult
Adventure class rail fares on the Denali Star, Coastal Classic and Hurricane Turn Flagstop
trains. A ride on the world-famous Alaska Railroad makes for an ideal pre or post meeting
excursion - the best way to get out and see Alaska, America's Last Great Wild Place!
The Alaska Railroad showcases adventure with a full summer schedule of day tours and
adventure packages. The wildlife you'll see through the panoramic windows of an Alaska
Railroad train is just the tip of the iceberg. Once you reach your destination, there's an array
of activities to try, like guided hiking, fishing, rafting, bear viewing and flightseeing - or book
a marine wildlife and glacier day cruise. The Railroad can take you to Anchorage, Seward,
Denali or Fairbanks, and a host of destinations in between. We can also book any
activities and lodging along the rail!
Award-winning service, comfortable seating and knowledgeable guides are all part of the
fabulous rail experience. Visit us online to learn more.
Please call 800.544.0552 or 907.265.2494 and speak with one of our friendly reservation
agents to discuss your upcoming Alaska Railroad adventure. Be sure to mention code:
USCA at the time of booking to receive your special rate. This offer is valid for direct
bookings only and is not available online. Offer expires July 31, 2013, applicable to adult
Adventure Class fares only.