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2014 ASOA Congress Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) Attendee Guide April 25 – 29 Boston, MA.

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1 2014 ASOA Congress Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) Attendee Guide April 25 – 29 Boston, MA

2 Helpful Information for Congress Attendees  Housing Accommodations  Travel Reservations  What Your Conference Registration Includes  ASOA Workshops & the COE Exam  Course Selection  Shuttle Buses  Navigating the Congress  Opening General Sessions & Roundtables  Networking Lounge  What to Pack  Boston Tourism  Reminders

3 Housing Accommodations Book your housing through ASCRS/ASOA to obtain discounted rates.Book your housing ASCRS/ASOA Shuttle buses run to and from the BCEC to the official ASCRS/ASOA Symposium & Congress hotels.Shuttle buses ASCRS/ASOA View a map of hotel locations and amenities.View a map of hotel locations and amenities

4 Travel Reservations Attendees will fly in and out of Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS). Public transportation including the “T” subway system, hotel shuttles, and taxis are available from the airport to all hotels. If you are registered for any of the ASOA Workshops on Friday, April 25 th, you will want to arrive on Thursday, April 24 th.ASOA Workshops

5 What Your Conference Registration Includes Your badge and meeting materials. These will not be mailed in advance. IMPORTANT: Bring your confirmation with you on site to print your badge. Access to all ASCRS and ASOA programs. Separate registration and fee required for ASOA Workshops, Cornea Day, ASCRS Glaucoma Day.ASOA WorkshopsCornea DayASCRS Glaucoma Day A joint registration category is available for those interested in attending both the ASOA Congress and Technicians & Nurses Program.joint registration category ASCRS programs are not eligible for COE credit. Admission to the Exhibit Hall and the ASCRS/ASOA Resource Center Booth # 663. General Sessions and Roundtables. ASOA Networking Lounge and featured activities, including Consultants-on-Call. ASOA Celebration – Sunday, April 27, 8PM to 12AM Location – House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St.) Conference badge required.

6 ASOA Workshops & the COE Exam You do not have to attend the ASOA Congress to register for the ASOA Workshops* or the COE Exam*.ASOA WorkshopsCOE Exam However, separate registration and fees apply for these programs. ASOA Workshops are optional training workshops and review courses in a concentrated training environment. Register for the following workshops:ASOA Workshops Friday, April 25, 2014 – Saturday, April 26, 2014: Advanced Excel for the Practice Administrator (1/2 Day)Advanced Excel for the Practice Administrator Beginner Excel for the Practice Administrator (1/2 Day)Beginner Excel for the Practice Administrator Lean Six Sigma for Your Practice (1/2 Day)Lean Six Sigma for Your Practice Maximizing Leadership Skills (1/2 Day)Maximizing Leadership Skills Pinto Practice Coaching (1/2 Day)Pinto Practice Coaching ICD-10 Implementation Training (Full Day)ICD-10 Implementation Training Practice Management Boot Camp (Full Day)Practice Management Boot Camp COE Review Course – Parts 1 & 2 (2 Full Days) Tuesday, April 29, 2014: COE Exam (NO onsite registration)COE Exam Dale Carnegie Leadership (1/2 Day)Dale Carnegie Leadership *Limited seating

7 Preview Program: Mailed to you and available online.Preview Program Online Real-Time Program and Itinerary Planner: Maximize your time at the conference. Search and browse the program and create your custom itinerary.Online Real-Time Program and Itinerary Planner Handouts: It is strongly advised you print or download conference handouts in advance and bring them with you. Printers will not be available onsite. A mobile application will be available in early April We suggest that you download and review the app prior to arriving. Course Selection

8 Shuttle Buses Shuttle buses run to and from the BCEC to the official ASCRS/ASOA Symposium & Congress hotels.Shuttle buses ASCRS/ASOA A printed schedule will also be included in your conference bag. Allow yourself a minimum of 45 minutes prior to the start of your first session at the BCEC.

9 Navigating the Congress ASOA Programming will be held in the BCEC, primarily on Level 1. The address for the BCEC is 415 Summer Street. ASCRS Programming will also be held in the BCEC, primarily on Level 2. The Exhibit Hall will be located in the BCEC, on the lower, Exhibit Level. The Exhibit Hall will be open 9 am – 5 pm Saturday – Monday and from 9 am – 1 pm on Tuesday. Bring your confirmation , print your badge, and pick up your bag and registration materials in the Attendee Registration located in the North Lobby of the BCEC. Pick up your BADGE PRIOR to attending the Joint Government Relations Session featuring U.S. Senator Rand Paul, MD (R-KY)U.S. Senator Rand Paul, MD on Friday at 5:00 pm

10 Navigating the Congress The ASOA Networking Lounge will be located in room 104BC, Level 1, of the BCEC. Attendee Ribbons will be available for pick-up in the Lounge. The ASCRS/ASOA Resource Center will be located in the Exhibit Hall, Booth #663. Charging stations will be located throughout BCEC. Print your Continuing Education Credits (CEC and Certificates) before leaving the conference at the technology kiosks which will be located throughout the BCEC. Food will be available for purchase on Level 1 as well as in the Exhibit Hall. COE Lunch & Program – Exclusively for COEs Sunday, April 27, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Room 256 Guest speaker - Marilyn Moats Kennedy “Navigating the New Cross-Generational Culture”

11 Opening General Session & Roundtables Opening General Session: Saturday, April 26 from 8:30 – 10:30 am (Room 210 ABC) Welcome Remarks from ASCRS, ASOA, and NBCOE Presidents Tom Sullivan presentation “Adventures in Darkness” Top 10 Roundtables: Saturday, April 26, 11:00 am – 12 noon (Room 107 B) Remaining Roundtables will be held in the Networking Lounge (Room 104BC) Saturday afternoon thru Monday.

12 Networking Lounge The Networking Lounge (104BC) will open 30 minutes before sessions begin and close 30 minutes after sessions conclude. Consultants-on-Call: Walk in or schedule one-on-one meetings with experienced consultants. Career Board: Post a resume or browse resumes for job openings. Resumes or job postings should be sent in advance to Roundtables: Saturday afternoon thru Monday (see schedule posted outside of Networking Lounge).

13 What to Pack Conference attire is business casual. Weather in Boston can vary in April. Plan on checking the weather in advance and pack an umbrella. Meeting rooms can be chilly. Pack a light jacket or sweater. Bring plenty of business cards to make the most of your networking experience. Print or download session handouts in advance to bring with you. ( Printers will not be available on site)

14 Boston Tourism Boston is a wonderful and historic city for site seeing, shopping, dining, or exploring. View the Boston Tourism GuideView the Boston Tourism Guide

15 Reminders Online Real-Time Program and Itinerary Planner: Gain the most from this educational opportunity by planning your schedule in advance.Online Real-Time Program and Itinerary Planner Mobile App: Download the meeting app onto your mobile device or tablet and take advantage of viewing the meeting information right in your hands. (The app will be available in early April 2014) Continuing Education Credits: Obtain your credits and print certificates before leaving the conference at the technology kiosks located in the BCEC. Charging Stations: Located throughout the BCEC should you need to charge your electronic devices. The ASOA Staff is happy to answer any questions you may have prior to the conference.ASOA Staff SEE YOU IN BOSTON!


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