Course begins at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 13 and concludes at 1:45 p.m., Monday, January 15
This advanced course is designed to provide updated pragmatic, problem-solving knowledge for practicing
cytopathologists and anatomic pathologists. It addresses the resolution of diagnostic pitfalls relative to each of
the major organ systems studied by cytopathology/FNA. This course is presented in a lecture format by a
distinguished faculty with time allowed for questions and answers and a pre-test/post-test. A comprehensive
syllabus as well as a CD-ROM containing illustrative PowerPoint presentations for each topic is included in the
course fee. This course is intended to provide a pleasant, informal atmosphere for learning as well as
opportunities for 1:1 interaction with the outstanding faculty. Continental breakfast is provided.
Course Learning Objectives
|To provide updated pragmatic, problem-solving knowledge for practicing cytopathologists and anatomic pathologists. The course addresses the resolution of diagnostic pitfalls relative to each of the major areas studied by cytopathology/FNA. |
|To provide an understanding of new standards, techniques, criteria, classifications, etc. in areas where past training and self-study may give less than ideal exposure. |
|To stimulate interest in new developments, recognize the benefits and limitations of new technologies, and improve participants’ ability to prepare for future diagnostic responsibilities by enhancing their spectrum of professional competence.|
Faculty and Highlights of the Course
Course Outline and Daily Schedule
The course will be held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort on beautiful Clearwater Beach on the Florida Gulf Coast.
Fly into Tampa International Airport and there you can reserve the Super Shuttle to take you to the resort (please see the Travel and Transportation section below for details). This is a four diamond
resort located directly on the beach, with spa, fitness center, tennis and heated swimming pool. Visit the resort
website www.sheratonsandkey.com for more details. Sand Key Park with extensive jogging trails is adjacent to the
hotel. Hop aboard the Jolley Trolley, which stops just outside the hotel lobby, and ride up and down the beach to
various restaurants and local attractions.
The USCAP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing
medical education for physicians. The Academy designates this educational activity for up to 16 category 1 credit
towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she
actually spends in the activity.
The USCAP is pleased to announce that this course is the first of its educational offerings which registrants may
choose to use as a Self-Assessment Module for the purpose of meeting requirements of the American Board of Pathology
for Maintenance of Certification (see www.abpath.org for details about Self Assessment
The course registration fee includes course fee, a comprehensive syllabus and a CD with representative PowerPoint
presentations for each lecture, continental breakfasts, break refreshments and a reception on Saturday evening.
COURSE FEE: Academy Member - $ 475 Non-Member - $ 550
Secure Online Registration - or download - PDF of Registration Form
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, 2006. Refunds after that date will
be subject to a 50% penalty, but registrants will receive course materials.
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Please make your reservations early. The hotel room block will be released December 13, 2006
Reservations: Phone (727) 595-1611 (identify self as USCAP group) or website at www.sheratonsandkey.com
Rates: Single/Double $165.00
Available 3 days pre/post meeting dates
Taxes: 7% State, 5% local tax for a total of 12% tax
Check in: 3:00 pm Check out: 11:00 am
Cancellation policy: 1 night’s deposit will be charged to credit card if reservation is cancelled within 48 hours
Amenities: All rooms are equipped with 27" color TV’s, coffee makers, in-room Nintendo, pay-for-view movies, cable
TV, electronic voice mail, speaker phone, in-room video folio review and checkout, iron and board, private balcony.
In-room wired high-speed Internet access for your laptop computer is available for a nominal charge. Wireless
Internet access is also available in all public areas including conference rooms, restaurants and poolside.
Wireless Internet is accessible with credit card payment only.
Travel & Transportation Information
American Airlines is offering discounted airfares for attendees traveling to our meeting. For assistance with
reservations and ticket purchase contact American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790. Be sure to use
our Authorization Number: A5247AE
IMPORTANT: For online ticket purchases, please include our Authorization Number in the Tour Code box of all
tickets issued for this group.
Avis Car Rental
Avis is offering discounted car rentals for attendees during our meeting. The Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number
is D005275. Please use this AWD number when calling Avis directly at 1-888-754-8878 to receive the best possible
car rental rates available.
The group discount is in the 5-25% range. Under their NEW pricing structure, the group AWD# will automatically
search for the lowest rate being offered at that time, guaranteeing you the lowest rate possible with Avis.
The group discount is available from 7 days before until 7 days after the event dates with unlimited free mileage.
Super Shuttle provides door-to-door transportation from both Tampa International Airport and St.
Petersburg/Clearwater International for $21 per person one way. To make a reservation, call (800) 410-4444 or book
online at www.supershuttle.com
Cab fare one way to/from the Tampa International Airport is approximately $50 to $60.
Transportation Around Town
Jolley Trolley: Hop aboard the Jolley Trolley for a fun-to-ride and easy-to-spot red and yellow trolley that runs
along Clearwater Beach! $1.25 per fare.
PSTA Dial-a-Ride offers bus and trolley service around the beaches. Purchase a GO card for unlimited rides! $1.25
per fare or $3.00 for an all day pass.
Directions from Tampa International Airport
Exit State Road #60. Immediately merge left to one of the two outer lanes.
Follow #60 West across Courtney Campbell Causeway through Clearwater.
Continue on 60 West to the Beaches, which becomes Court Street shortly after the traffic light at Gulf-To-Bay &
Highland Avenue. Court Street ends at the foot of the Memorial Causeway Bridge.
At the West end of the Causeway, you will approach a roundabout – stay in outer lane of circle - follow circle ¾ of
the way around. Exit at South Gulfview/Coronado.
Take the next right onto S. Gulfview Blvd. continuing approx. 1½ miles.
Bear to the right across the Sand Key Bridge. Sheraton Sand Key Resort will be on the right after Sand Key Park