2014 Annual Continuing Education Meeting

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
2-5 December 2014-Washington, DC

Walter Washington Convention Center, DC 

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Battlefield Acupuncture

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Lewis Hofmann, MD

Monday 1 December, 2014
Session A. 800 – 1200
Session B. 1300 – 1700

Quickly delivering rapid pain relief with minimal side effects can have great advantages in all clinical arenas. This practical, hands-on workshop is designed to teach a simple and highly effective protocol to reduce pain utilizing auricular acupuncture. Students will learn to place indwelling needles in 5 specific points on each ear and leave the course confident to immediately utilize this technique in their practice. Limited to 30 persons per course.


Registration Is Now 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 Pass
This year, we are pleased to offer the option of 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
Thursday/Friday $200
Non-Member *Join AMSUS now and save $325 *$300
Non-Exhibiting Sustaining Member $300
Active Duty $350
Federal Employee or Contractor $350
Non-Federal Employee $700
Non-Member 2-Day Pass
This year, we are pleased to offer the option of 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 *$250
Non-Member Thurs/Fri Only*Join AMSUS now and save $175 *$250
Non-Exhibiting Sustaining Member – Tues/Wed Only $200
Non-Exhibiting Sustaining Member – Thurs/Fri Only $200
Active Duty – Tues/Wed Only $250
Active Duty – Thurs/Fri Only $250
Federal Employee or Contractor – Tues/Wed Only $250
Federal Employee or Contractor – Thurs/Fri Only $250
Non-Federal Employee – Tues/Wed Only $500
Non-Federal Employee – Thurs/Fri Only $500

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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