Association for Molecular Pathology


October 2010, Volume 16, Number 3


News and Views: From the Meetings and Membership Desk

Maricel M. Herrera, BA, CMP, CEM

By Maricel M. Herrera, BA, CMP, CEM
Director of Meetings and Exhibits


What's new at the AMP Annual Meeting this year?

AMP is having its first Annual Meeting located within a city convention center facility using multiple locations for its events.
IMPORTANT! A lunch ticket will be required for entry into any of the lunches.  Access to Subdivision Luncheons is by Advanced Registration ONLY. In order to obtain a ticket to a Subdivision Business Lunch, attendees must register for the Annual Meeting and specify the subdivision lunches they wish to attend - no later than October 15 - and are based on space availability.  Lunch tickets will be mailed along with the meeting name badges.  Subdivision Luncheon tickets cannot be replaced or issued onsite.  Attendees who forget to bring their tickets to the meeting and need replacements at the Registration Desk will be issued tickets to the General Luncheon.
The Meeting starts on Wednesday morning and ends Saturday late afternoon. Exhibits will be open starting at noon on Thursday through mid-afternoon on Saturday.
The Social Event, now in its third year, will take place on Friday, November 19, at 7:30 pm in the San Jose Marriott Hotel adjacent to the Convention Center. The Social Event is intended to facilitate networking opportunities between trainees, new, and long-standing AMP members. There will be mingling, dancing, amateur acts and great food! (See ticket purchase option on the meeting registration form)
The Corporate Workshops and the Molecular Pathology Outreach Course are on Wednesday, November 17th and will be held at the Fairmont Hotel San Jose a block from the Convention Center.
Meeting badges and tickets will be mailed the third week of October to all registrants who register by October 15. It is very important that you remember to bring these materials with you to the Meeting. You will be able to pick up a Meeting bag containing all Meeting materials in the registration area - EASY!
All Meeting Attendees are invited to attend the AMP Business/Awards Session on Friday, November 19 at 5:30 pm. The YIA, Technologist Award and Leadership Award are presented at this session.
CME credit is optional - a non-refundable fee of $55 is required and may be paid either before or following the Annual Meeting.
Registration for both registrants and exhibitors will be located on the main level concourse of the Convention Center.