2014 Annual Continuing Education Meeting

As of 8 November 2014, the cut-off date for guaranteed reservations at the group rate for the 2014 AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting has passed. The hotels will continue to honor the specially negotiated AMSUS rate on a space-available basis only.  Please contact the hotels directly for reservation assistance and identify yourself as being part of the AMSUS group.

 

marriotmarquis

 

 

 

 

 

Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20001
202-824-9253
Contact: Ms. Azeb Argaw
Group Account Coordinator | Marriott Marquis Washington DC

 

renaissance

 

 

 

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
202-898-9000


BREAKING NEWS — SECOND JHOC COURSE ADDED — ONLY 30 SEATS AVAILABLE

THURSDAY, 4 DECEMBER – FRIDAY, 5 DECEMBER

For directions on course registration, please click here.


Wound Care Skills Labs

New this year, AMSUS and Federal Interdisciplinary Skin Integrity Group (FISIG) have collaborated with select exhibiting companies to support their own skills labs.  Located directly in the back of the exhibit hall in a designated area, seven companies will have skills labs running concurrent with the exhibit hall hours. Be sure to stop by and participate in the different hands-on skills labs when you visit the exhibit hall.

Look for each supporting company’s objectives in the AMSUS Meeting Program.


This year AMSUS is introducing a (free) Mobile App for the meeting.  Download it before the event so you’re ready to go.  You’ll also have the opportunity to win prizes at the meeting once you install it.

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The government isn’t funding my attendance/travel, why should I take part in the 2014 AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting? 

There are multiple reasons.


Ebola Sessions at AMSUS Annual Meeting:

      • The USPHS Experience in West Africa

                    Wednesday, December 3, 7 a.m. – 8 a.m.
(tentative speaker, RADM Scott Giberson, Deputy Surgeon General USPHS)

      • DoD Deployment to West Africa

                    Thursday, December 4, 7 a.m.-8 a.m.
The Military Medical Department Ebola Virus experience (speaker TBD)

      • Global Health Track will feature a multi-agency panel discussion on Ebola in the U.S.

                    Friday December 5, 8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Presentations by renowned specialists and policy makers.  Due to rapidly evolving responsibilities and events,
final speakers TBD (invited agencies include: DoD, CDC, DoS, DHS, USPHS)

 

Register for the meeting to hear the latest about this emerging global disease threat.


Additional Ebola education announcement from AHA & ACCME.


Walter E. Washington Convention Center

2-5 December 2014-Washington, DC

Walter Washington Convention Center, DC 



Schedule-at-a-Glance

View Schedule-at-a-Glance

Any questions about lecture sessions or poster presentations can be emailed to Lori.Lawrence@amsus.org


Registration Is Open

You will be able to make your hotel reservation upon completion of the meeting registration
REGISTER HERE
AMSUS Member Full Week $300
Member 2-Day
This year we are pleased to offer the option to purchase a 2-day pass. This pass is available for Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday/Friday. You will be able to receive continuing education credits on the two days you choose to attend.
Tuesday/Wednesday $200.00
Thursday/Friday $200.00
Non-Member *join AMSUS now and save $325 *$300.00
Non-Exhibiting Sustaining Member $300.00
Active Duty $350.00
Federal Employee or Contractor $350.00
Non-Federal Employee $700.00
 
Non-CE/CME Pass $50.00
This year we are pleased to offer the option to attend the Meeting without earning CE/CMEs. You can to attend all sessions and visit the show floor.   When registering, please use promo code AMSUS14GUEST (case sensitive).
 
Non-Member 2-Day Registration
This year we are pleased to offer the option to purchase a 2-day pass. This pass is available for Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday/Friday. You will be able to receive continuing education credits on the two days you choose to attend.
Non-Member Tues/Wed Only *Join AMSUS now and save $175.00 *$250.00
Non-Member Thurs/Fri Only *Join AMSUS now and save $175.00 *$250.00
Non-Exhibiting Sustaining Member – Tues/Wed Only $200.00
Non-Exhibiting Sustaining Member – Thurs/Fri Only $200.00
Active Duty – Tues/Wed Only $250.00
Active Duty – Thurs/Fri Only $250.00
Federal Employee or Contractor – Tues/Wed Only $250.00
Federal Employee or Contractor – Thurs/Fri Only $250.00
Non-Federal Employee – Tues/Wed Only $500.00
Non-Federal Employee – Thurs/Fri Only $500.00


International Delegate General Information

Each year the AMSUS, the Society of Federal Healthcare Professionals, sponsors a meeting for healthcare professionals, with a focus on the activities of governmental health agencies. American attendees include military and civilian healthcare professionals of the Armed Forces, Public Health Service, and Department of Veterans Affairs. International participants also come from both military and civilian backgrounds in their own governmental health community.

 

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FAQ

Q: Where is the AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting?
A: The Annual Continuing Education Meeting is in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Q: When is the AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting?
A: The meeting will take place from 2 December-5 December 2014.

Q:  What time does the AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting start?
A: Please refer to the preliminary schedule for start times each day.

Q: What are the best methods to travel to the meeting?
A: Washington, DC has three major airports in the area–Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA), Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) and Dulles International Airport (IAD).  There is also a major train station in downtown Washington, D.C. – Union Station, serviced by Amtrak and MARC trains.  Directly at the Convention Center is a stop on the local transit system’s (Metro) Yellow and Green Lines, Mt. Vernon Square.
There are 3,000 parking spaces available within a three block radius of the convention center. These spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Q:  Will WiFi be available?
A: WiFi will be available in the common areas of the Water E. Convention Center.  WiFi will not be available in the meeting room space.
If you are staying at the Marriott Marquis or the Renaissance hotel, within the AMUS sleeping room block, WiFi is included with your room.

Q: What benefits do I receive for registering for the AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting?
A: The AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting is the only one of its kind to bring federal healthcare professionals together, as well as International Delegates. Throughout the event attendees have the ability to receive CEs from world renowned speakers, network across services both nationally and internationally, and view demonstrations of the latest technology in healthcare. Our exhibit hall offers a variety of exhibitors comprised of VA hospitals, non-profit organizations medical device manufactures, mobile medical unites and pharmaceutical companies.
With the purchase of registration, attendees gain entrance into all lectures, poster sessions, and the exhibit hall.  The registration fee also includes your continuing education credits and complimentary networking reception.

Q: Do I have to be an AMSUS member to attend the AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting?
A: No. However, membership is strongly encouraged and will provide you with substantial savings and ongoing benefits.  You can easily become an AMSUS member when you register for the meeting.

Q: Do I have to attend the entire meeting?
A: It is not mandatory that you attend the entire meeting. The main meeting days are Tuesday- Friday. We are offering two-day passes for Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday/Friday.

Q: Is there a reduced registration fee for only attending the meeting for one day?
A: AMSUS registration rates are extremely inexpensive compared to other medical meetings. As a result, we do not offer a one-day pass.

Q: When does registration open?
A: Registration is now open. There is a $25 cancellation fee if you cancel before 7 November 2014.

Q:  How many Continuing Education Credits can I receive from attending the AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting?
A:  The AMSUS 2014 Annual Continuing Education Meeting provides continuing medical education (CME) for participating health professionals and is jointly sponsored by Professional Education Services Group (PESG) and AMSUS.  This program will provide a maximum of 25 hours of Continuing Education Credit.  Please see final program for specific information for each health profession.
From traffic generating activities on the show floor, including a reception in the hall, you will be able to participate in ground-breaking educational sessions.
Q: What is the Uniform and Dress for uniformed personnel during the AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting?
A:

For uniformed personnel: The Uniform of the day as prescribed by your services regulations/directions.

For civilians:  Business attire or business casual.

For the Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet on Thursday 12/4/14

Uniformed personnel:  Mess Dress, Dinner Dress Blues or Class A
Civilian:  Black tie (optional)

Specific for the U.S. Public Health Service:
Days: Service Dress Blues or Service Khaki
Tuesday Evening 12/2/2014: Service Dress Blues or Service Khaki
Thursday Evening 12/4/2014: Dinner Dress Blue Jacket or Service Dress Blues

Civilians:
Tuesday Evening:  General Business
Thursday Evening: Black tie (optional)

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