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HOUSE of DELEGATES & ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

JUNE 25 - 29, 2012 Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey Los Angeles, CA

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Monday, the twenty-fifth of June through Friday, the twenty-ninth of June, two thousand twelve Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey Los Angeles, California


OVERALL MEETING OBJECTIVES • Provide physician specialists with up-to-date information about Women’s Health issues.

• Provide a forum in which to discuss developing and emerging issues in your specialty or sub-specialty. • Plan and conduct business that will further strengthen the mission of the AAPS, its affiliated Academies of Medicine, and its Boards of Certification. • Encourage collegial relations that enable individual members to pursue their professional goals of participation in the Association’s activities.

INTENDED AUDIENCE ABPS Diplomates and AAPS Members in: Anesthesiology Dermatology Diagnostic Radiology Disaster Medicine Emergency Medicine Family Medicine Obstetrics Family Practice Geriatric Medicine

Hospital Medicine Internal Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthalmology Orthopedic Surgery Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Psychiatry

Radiology and Radiation Oncology Surgery Urgent Care


ACCREDITATION STATEMENT The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME CREDIT STATEMENTS Emergency Medicine Examination Development Workshop, June 24 – By Invitation Only. The AAPS designates this test-item writing activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Examination Development Workshop I, June 25 – The AAPS designates this test-item writing activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Examination Development Workshop II, June 26 – The AAPS designates this test-item writing activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting, June 27 and 28: The AAPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


EARN CME CREDITS BY PARTICIPATING IN . . . • Up to16.0 CME credits for Scientific Presentation sessions • Up to 7.5 CME credits for Medical Ethics course • Up to 14.0 CME credits for Examination Development Workshops (Non-EM) • Up to 18.0 CME credits for Examination Development Workshops (EM)

CME COMMITTEE Kenneth M. Flowe, M.D., FAAEP, MBA, Co-Chair Stephen A. Montes, D.O., FAASOS, Co-Chair Muhammad A. Ahmed, M.D Lingappa S. Amernath, M.D. Jack V. Greiner, D.O., PhD, FAASS Gustavo G. Leon, M.D. Jerry R. Majers, D.O., FAAIM, FAAGM Herbert Pardell, D.O., FAAIM Luis M. Velasco, M.D.


MEDICAL ETHICS COURSE: Practical Issues and Approaches – 7.5 CME credits Separate registration required $450.00 One-day course: Friday, June 29, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm This course provides a solid conceptual grounding in medical ethics, while focusing on practical issues and tested approaches for resolving such issues. This course satisfies a professional development requirement for fulfilling, in part, Board recertification of the American Board of Physician Specialties of the American Association of Physician Specialists.

COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this program participants should be able to: 1. Understand the theoretical and historical foundations of medical ethics; 2. Engage in allocation of resources decisions; 3. Apply ethical decision-making tools to actual circumstances; 4. Understand the appropriate roles of medical ethics/bioethics committees and be able to constructively contribute to these committees; 5. Recognize the stakeholders in medical ethics decisions and weigh stakeholder ethical perspectives; and 6. Guide public discussion of medical ethics issues and explain the perspectives of medical professionals on such issues.


ACCREDITATION STATEMENT The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME CREDIT STATEMENT The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

RECERTIFICATION CREDIT This course fulfills ABPS recertification requirements for Medical Ethics. CME credit earned for attending this course may also be applied to the CME recertification requirements. According to AMA policy, physicians may not claim credit for attending the same activity more than once, unless there has been a substantial change in the materials that had been previously presented.


ADVANCE YOUR CAREER! NETWORK! LEARN! RELAX & ENJOY! ATTEND THE 2012 ANNUAL MEETING Great Hotel in Great Location • The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Marina del Rey, Los Angeles – EASY ACCESS TO LAX and shopping, dining, Fisherman’s Village, Venice Beach, Hollywood, and more. • Indulge in water activities, boat and kayak rentals, harbor cruises, outdoor adventures, nature walks, sports fishing, and more.

Flexible Options • Customize your schedule – choose the sessions that work for you – either the Business Package, CME Package, or Discount Package.

Great Pricing • Registration packages allow you to pay only for the portion of the meeting you plan to attend. • Welcome Reception included in all packages.

Deadlines - Still Time • Still-Time-To-Register up to June 1, 2012 • Late/On-Site Registration after June 1, 2012

Medical Ethics course • One-day course on Friday, June 29, 2012


HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2012! • Board of Directors Meeting – Everyone is encouraged to attend all or part of the BOD meeting on Monday, June 25. • Orientation Session for newly elected/appointed Academy and Board members. Required for all newly elected/ appointed members of Academies and Boards. This session on Tuesday, June 26, will outline your duties and responsibilities as well as association procedures. • First Time Attendees Lunch on Wednesday, June 27, will introduce you to BOD Members and your fellow Diplomates. • Flash drives provided for your convenience instead of bulky scientific presentation materials. NO HARD COPIES WILL BE PROVIDED BY AAPS.

THE AAPS SHOWCASE Expanded to include not only printed materials but also your photography, art, and other creative works. We provide display space and you provide samples and order forms. The AAPS Showcase is open to any registered participant and spouse/family member. For more information call Esther Berg at (813) 433-2277 Ext. 18. Submissions due by June 1, 2012


AAPS AUXILIARY • Open to all family members/friends of Diplomates and Members

• Annual Auxiliary Meeting and Brunch held during AAPS Annual Scientific Meeting

• Auxiliary dues are $60 per year

• Check the Auxiliary schedule at the Registration Desk

AUXILIARY SCHEDULE MONDAY, JUNE 25: AUXILIARY BRUNCH AND MEETING 9:00 am – 11:00 am........... Join us for a delicious brunch followed by the annual meeting of the AAPS Auxiliary. Elections will be held. Location will be announced. 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm............. Welcome Reception Tickets courtesy of AAPS Auxiliary YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE – See Registration Form.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 26: STARLINE DELUXE GRAND CITY TOUR OF LOS ANGELES

THE MOST POPULAR 5½ HOUR TOUR OF LA

Join the AAPS Auxiliary on the most complete sightseeing tour of Los Angeles. Starline’s expert guide will take us to one-of-a-kind destinations, encompassing the world capital of the entertainment industry, lifestyle playgrounds of the rich and famous, historical and architectural gems, and trend-setting arts scenes unlike any other. So enjoy yourself on a deluxe luxury air-conditioned sightseeing bus while you experience the city – the LA way! There will be a stop for lunch on your own at the International Farmers Market. 7:15 am............. Meet in hotel lobby 7:30 am............. Departs from Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO SAVE YOUR SEAT ON THE BUS! SEE REGISTRATION FORM IN THIS BROCHURE.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26:

PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION & AWARDS DINNER 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm..............President’s Reception 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm............President’s Dinner Separate registration fees. See Registration Form.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Schedule is subject to change beyond the control of AAPS.

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 7 am – 5 pm................... Registration Desk 7 am – 8 am................... Breakfast

SUNDAY, JUNE 24:

BUSINESS & DISCOUNT PACKAGES ONLY

12 noon – 5 pm.............. Registration Desk 1 pm – 5 pm................... Emergency Medicine Examination Development Workshop BY INVITATION ONLY

MONDAY, JUNE 25:

BUSINESS & DISCOUNT PACKAGES ONLY

7:30 am – 11:30 am....... AAPS Board of Directors Meeting 8 am – 5 pm................... Credentialing – All Specialties – Open to BOC Members/Credentialing Committee Only 8 am – 5 pm................... Examination Development Workshop I – All Specialties – Open to Diplomates Only 9 am – 11 am................. Auxiliary Brunch and Meeting 11:45 am – 1 pm ........... Past Presidents Lunch Meeting LUNCH............................. On your own 1 pm – 3 pm................... House of Delegates 3 pm – 4:15 pm.............. Council of Academy Presidents Meeting 3 pm – 5 pm................... American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) Meeting 5:30 pm – 7 pm.............. Welcome Reception

TUESDAY, JUNE 26:

BUSINESS & DISCOUNT PACKAGES ONLY

7 am – 8 am Breakfast with Speaker, Jim Andriole, DO Assuring the Continued Competence of Licensed Physicians: An Overview 8 am – 9:15 am.............. Academies of Medicine Meetings (Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Surgery) 8 am – 9:15 am.............. Boards of Certification Meetings (Family Medicine Obstetrics and Urgent Care Medicine) 9:30 am – 11am............. Corresponding Boards of Certification Meetings (Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Surgery)


9:30 am – 11am............. Academies of Medicine Meetings (Disaster Medicine and Dermatology) 11 am – 12:30 pm.......... AAPS Foundation AJCM Editorial Board 11:15 am – 12:45............ Boards of Certification Meetings (Disaster Medicine, Hospital Medicine, and Dermatology) 12 noon – 5 pm.............. Examination Development Workshop II – Open to Diplomates Only LUNCH............................. On your own 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm ...... Public Member Meeting 2 pm – 3:15 pm.............. CME Committee 2:30 pm – 4 pm.............. Academy & Board Orientation 3 pm – 4 pm................... Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) Meeting 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm......... Membership Committee Meeting WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 4 pm – 5:45 pm.............. Strategic Planning Committee Meeting 11 AM BOOK SIGNING 6:15 pm – 7 pm.............. President’s Reception WITH LOUIS SULLIVAN, MD 7 pm – 10 pm................. President’s Awards Dinner

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27:

CME & DISCOUNT PACKAGES ONLY

7 am – 8 am................... CME Breakfast for registrants 8 am – 5:30 pm.............. CME Scientific Sessions for registrants 12 noon – 1:30 pm......... CME Lunch for registrants 12 noon – 1:30 pm......... First-Time Attendees Lunch

THURSDAY, JUNE 28:

CME & DISCOUNT PACKAGES ONLY

7 am – 8 am................... CME Breakfast for registrants 8 am – 5 pm................... CME Scientific Sessions 12 noon – 1 pm.............. CME Package Lunch for registrants

FRIDAY, JUNE 29:

MEDICAL ETHICS ONLY

7 am – 8 am................... Medical Ethics Breakfast 8 am – 5 pm................... Medical Ethics Course 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm....... Medical Ethics Lunch

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SPEAKERS

Presenter Disclosure: The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., believes in full disclosure. Each presenter or sponsor is required to disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to topics of this educational activity. Presenter disclosure will be made to all participants in the educational activity materials and at the beginning of each presentation.

Andres Abreu, DO, will present Screening Mammography and Associated Medicare Costs in the Elderly. Dr. Abreu is Staff Radiologist and Medical Director, Dimensional Imaging, Inc., Sarasota, FL. He has practiced diagnostic radiology for four years, having completed his medical education at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic radiology at the University of Michigan. His topic will cover mammogram screening guidelines and costs as well as types of breast cancers. An article by Dr. Abreu appears in the winter issue of the American Journal of Clinical Medicine®. Joseph M. Damiani, MD, FAAPRS, will present Breast Augmentation – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Dr. Damiani has practiced as a plastic surgeon for 30 years. According to Dr. Damiani, breast augmentation is a part of women’s health. This topic will clarify indications, procedure, post-op care, expected good results, complications, and need for future surgeries and revisions. Previously Dr. Damiani served as chairman of the ABPS plastic surgery board. Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD, will present Emergency Department Visits: Health Information Is A Female Burden. Dr. Davis, Staff Physician, South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital in San Antonio, and board certified in emergency medicine, has practiced medicine for 23 years. According to Dr. Davis, most people are poorly prepared for a visit to an emergency room. When medical information is needed during emergency room visits, women are the individuals upon whom this burden falls in almost every case. His topic will show data that support this conclusion and discuss methods to lessen this burden. Franklin O. De La Cruz, MD, will present Hypertension in Pregnancy. Dr. De La Cruz has been a solo practitioner in a rural area for more than 18 years and is currently president of the Bardstown Women’s Center in Kentucky. Hypertension is one of the most common chronic medical problems seen in pregnancy. If physicians are better able to identify hypertensive disease in this population, it will greatly improve treatment and will result in positive outcomes.

Ken Flowe, MD, MBA, FAAEP, will present HIV and the Oppression of Women in East Africa. Dr. Flowe, Chief Medical Officer and Emergency Physician, Person Memorial Hospital, Roxboro, NC, has practiced emergency medicine for 17 years. According to Dr. Flowe, women are integral to many African cultures in ways Westerners do not understand. In many traditional societies, women are valued much more than they are in the West, while, at the same time, they often enjoy less autonomy or privilege. HIV has upset this delicate balance.


Surinder (Sam) K. Kad, MD, FACP, MPH, MBA, FAAIM, will present Amenorrhea: Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment Options. Dr. Kad, currently Medical Director, Corrections Medical Services, Louisville, KY, and Hospitalist, Baptist Northeast Hospital in LaGrange, KY, has more than 30 years of experience in internal medicine, nephrology, public health, and preventive medicine. His presentation will focus on the algorithmic approach in which not every test is ordered to establish the etiology, but rather a review of presenting symptomatology is completed so that the need for very specific tests for diagnosis can be followed by appropriate treatment. David M. Lemonick, MD, FAAEP, FACEP, will make two presentations: Orthopedic Issues in Women and Recognizing and Treating Postpartum Emergencies. Dr. Lemonick, in practice for 26 years, is Attending Emergency Physician, Armstrong County Hospital, in Kittanning, PA. This is his ninth year as a Scientific Meeting presenter. In Orthopedic Issues, Dr. Lemonick will discuss the unique injuries that women suffer as well as new concepts in women’s orthopedics that should be of interest to most physicians. The risk for pregnancy-related illness and death do not end with delivery. Postpartum Emergencies will deal with what might happen to mother once the baby is delivered. Douglas L. Marciniak, DO, FAAIM, will present Heart Disease in Pregnancy. Dr. Marciniak is a cardiologist with Mercy Health System in Rogers, AR. He has practiced as a general and interventional cardiologist for 27 years. Numerous cardiovascular diseases can affect young women and can have potential serious consequences during the stresses of pregnancy. Dr. Marciniak will discuss hemodynamic changes during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. In addition, he will discuss drugs that are frequently required during pregnancy, specifically warfarin for valvular heart disease. David R. Meece, MD, FAAEP, will present Female Athletic Triad – Ramifications for Health. Dr. Meece is an Emergency Physician with Southeast Health Emergency Department, Cape Girardeau, MO. The number of girls and young women that participate in competitive sports and regular exercise has dramatically increased in the last 30 years, resulting in many proven health benefits; however, there is a small cohort that has developed a condition known as the Female Athletic Triad. Education and prevention, early detection, and treatment of this disorder are important to prevent potentially long-term, deleterious, and irreversible health problems. As in most conditions, prevention is superior to intervention. Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP, will present Johns Hopkins and the Feminist Legacy: How a Group of Baltimore Women Shaped American Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Mukau, currently Emergency Department Chairman, El Centro Regional Medical Center, El Centro, CA, has practiced emergency medicine for 23 years. According to Dr. Mukau, a group of disenfranchised but determined women from Baltimore forced Johns Hopkins University to admit women on an equal basis with men to the soon-to-be started medical school. This group further stipulated admission criteria and medical school pre-requisites. Mark Pastin, PhD, will present Ethical Issues in Women’s Health. Dr. Pastin, President and CEO of Health Ethics Trust, has served as an ethics advisor worldwide since 1973. His regular feature in the American Journal of Clinical Medicine®, “Medical Ethics Without the Rhetoric”, has elicited many thought-provoking comments from the AAPS readership. Dr. Pastin has received outstanding reviews for his medical ethics course that is offered to ABPS Diplomates. According to Dr. Pastin, women’s health is critically affected by many “hot button” ethics issues relating to access.


Thomas G. Pelz, DO, FAAIM, will present Evaluation of the Woman with CAD. Dr. Pelz is a hospitalist at Boscobel Hospital in Wisconsin. He has practiced hospital medicine and internal medicine since 1983 in rural communities. He will discuss coronary artery disease in women, which, according to Dr. Pelz, is greatly underappreciated. John R. MacMillan Rodney, MD, will present Electronic Fetal Monitoring Update 2012: Family Medicine Obstetrics and Using iPhone and iPad Technology to Improve Obstetrical Ultrasound Skills in Rural Family & Emergency Medicine. Dr. Rodney is currently a Fellow in Maternal Child Health at John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, TX. According to Dr. Rodney, electronic fetal monitoring and obstetrical ultrasound are the basis for risk stratification and management during pregnancy. Wm. MacMillan Rodney, MD, FACEP, will present IUD Complications: Diagnosis, Management, and Reduction of Risk Using Bedside Ultrasound. Dr. Rodney is President and CEO of Medicos para la Familia, Memphis and Nashville. His 35 years of practice include surgical family medicine obstetrics, emergency medicine, and medical mission hospitals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Clinical Medicine®. Medicos has developed risk management protocols for IUD management preconception, postpartum, and postmiscarriage. Lessons learned in mission hospitals are valuable stateside for the lowering of maternal and fetal mortality. Unplanned hyperfertility is a major women’s health issue. Betsy Brown Schenck, DO, FAAEP, will present The High Risk Woman: Age 18-24. Dr. Schenck, Staff Physician, University of North Texas Student Health and Wellness Center in Denton, has practiced medicine for 32 years including 21 years in emergency medicine. According to Dr. Schenck, this age group is not viewed as being especially high risk; however, many high-risk behaviors are most evident during these years. This age group feels many stressors brought about by college, searching for a job, and relationships. Some psychiatric conditions become apparent during this time. Eduardo C. Scholcoff, MD, will present Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO): Essential Emergency Skills in OB. Dr. Scholcoff has been a family medicine physician for 16 years and is currently a physician at the Norwegian American Hospital. According to Dr. Scholcoff, since the early 1990s the ALSO course grew as the cornerstone for training for obstetrical emergencies. Today, it is also a reference for non-emergency but critical obstetrical situations.

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Gary L. Shultz, DO, FAAR, will present Locally Regional Advanced Breast Carcinoma Treatment with IMRT Corresponding Reduction in Organ at Risk. Dr. Shultz is currently employed by the Christie Clinic, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. He has practiced radiation oncology for 31 years. Dr. Shultz’s presentation will discuss the latest radiation effects on the breast and optimal radiation treatment.


CME PRESENTATION SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012 8:00 am – 9:00 am ���������Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP �������������Johns Hopkins and the Feminist Legacy: How a Group of Baltimore Women Shaped American Graduate Medical Education 9:05 am – 9:50 am ���������David M. Lemonick, MD, FAAEP ��������������� Orthopedic Issues in Women: What Every Physician Should Know 9:55 am – 10:55 am �������JR MacMillan Rodney, MD ������������������������ Electronic Fetal Monitoring Update 2012: Family Medicine Obstetrics 11:00 am – 11:30 am �����Charles Davis, MD, PhD ����������������������������� Emergency Department Visits: Health Information Is A Female Burden 11:35 am – 12:25 pm �����Kenneth M. Flowe, MD, FAEP, MBA ����������HIV and the Oppression of Women in East Africa 1:55 pm – 2:55 pm ���������Surinder K. Kad, MD, FAAIM, PMH, MBA ��Amenorrhea: Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment Options 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm ���������David M. Lemonick, MD, FAAEP ��������������� Recognizing and Treating Postpartum Emergencies: What Every Physician Should Know 3:50 pm – 4:35 pm ���������David R. Meece, MD, FAAEP ��������������������Female Athletic Triad – Ramifications for Health 4:40 pm – 5:40 pm ���������Andres Abreu, MD �������������������������������������Screening Mammography and Associated Medicare Costs in Elderly Women

THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012 8:00 am – 9:00 am ���������Eduardo Scholcoff, MD �����������������������������Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO): Essential Emergency Skills in OB 9:05 am – 9:30 am ���������Thomas G. Pelz, DO, FAAIM ���������������������� Evaluation of Women with CAD 9:35 am – 10:25 am �������Betsy B. Schenk, DO, FAAEP ���������������������� The High Risk Woman – Age 18-24 10:30 am – 11:30 am �����Mark Pastin, PhD ����������������������������������������Is Gender an Ethical Issue in Medicine? 11:35 am – 12:05 pm �����Franklin O. De La Cruz, MD �����������������������Hypertension in Pregnancy 1:05 pm – 2:05 pm ���������Wm. MacMillan Rodney, MD �������������������� IUD Complications: Diagnosis, Management, and Reduction of Risk Using Bedside Ultrasound 2:10 pm – 2:40 pm ���������Gary L. Shultz, DO, FAAR ���������������������������Locally Regional Advanced Breast Carcinoma Treatment with IMRT Corresponding Reduction in Organ At Risk 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm ���������JR MacMillan Rodney, MD ������������������������ Using iPhone and iPad Technology to Improve Obstetrical Ultrasound Skills in Rural Family and Emergency Medicine 3:50 pm – 4:20 pm ���������Joseph M. Damiani, MD, FAAPRS ������������� Breast Augmentation – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 4:25 pm – 5:25 pm ���������Douglas L. Marciniak, DO, FAAIM ������������ Heart Disease in Pregnancy


ACCOMMODATIONS THE RITZ-CARLTON MARINA DEL REY 4375 Admiralty Way • Marina del Rey, CA 90292 Hotel Direct 310-823-1700 • Hotel Fax 310-574-4300 GROUP CODE AAPAAPG

HOTEL RESERVATIONS AAPS has a limited number of rooms available at the AAPS guaranteed room rate on a first come, first served basis. Hotel reservations must be made NO LATER THAN MAY 30, 2012; we strongly encourage you to make your reservations ASAP! Any problems making hotel reservations, call the AAPS Meetings Department. • Single or double occupancy $195 + tax per room per night plus taxes (currently 13.1%) • Children in same room as parents: Free • Check-in after 3:00 pm • Check-out 12:00 noon • Hotel cancellations must be made more than 24 hours prior to day of arrival to avoid cancellation fee. Due to contractual obligations, members eligible for reimbursement will only be reimbursed for room and tax at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey for each night eligibility covers at a rate not to exceed that of the AAPS negotiated room rate of $195 per night ($200.00 max).


HOTEL AMENITIES THE FITNESS CENTER Set on the waterfront, overlooking the pool, the Fitness Center is furnished with state-of-the-art machines with private entertainment systems. Also featured - free weights and cable machines, exercise balls and stretching area. Separate ladies’ and gentlemen’s locker areas, featuring eucalyptus steam room. SWIMMING POOL AND WHIRLPOOL The 3,200 square foot heated outdoor pool and whirlpool are environmentallyfriendly, with a saline purification system using only pure, natural salt from the ocean. The pool deck offers outdoor teak lounge furnishings and private cabanas. RECREATION COURT Guests enjoy complimentary use of the hotel’s basketball court, foosball, and ping pong table. TENNIS COURTS The hotel offers two tennis courts. A tennis professional is available for private or group lessons by appointment only. BICYCLES The Concierge offers an assortment of bikes available for rent. YACHT AND BOAT CHARTERS A private dock provides accommodations for personal yachts, party excursions, and fishing and sailing charters.


NEARBY ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey offers guests luxury hotel facilities and services as well as convenient freeway access to some of the city’s main visitor attractions.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS • Waterside and Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey (1 mile) • Venice Beach (1 mile) • Main Street and Third Street Promenade featuring an outdoor shopping mall and a number of high-end stores in Santa Monica (5 miles) • Beverly Hills/Rodeo Drive (11 miles) • J. Paul Getty Villa Museum and Getty Center (13 miles) • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (13 miles) • Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers (18 miles) • Dodger Stadium (20 miles) • Universal Studios, Hollywood (24 miles) • Hollywood Bowl (26 miles) • Disneyland, Walt Disney’s original theme park (39 miles)

HELPFUL WEBSITES VisitMarinaDelRey.com discoverLosAngeles.com

CLIMATE AND CLOTHING

The summer months typically vary from a high of 73° to a low of 56°, and it can be overcast - “June gloom.” Check local listings to determine weather conditions. Casual clothing is recommended with the exception of Saturday evening when a jacket and tie for men (black tie is optional) and corresponding attire for women is requested. You may want to bring “layers” of clothing to accommodate all meeting room temperatures. As you know, meeting rooms can sometimes get chilly!


TRAVEL INFORMATION AIRPORT

Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is located approximately five miles from the hotel.

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

Transportation to the hotel is available in the airport shuttle area. Taxis are approximately $24.

HOTEL PARKING

Hotel parking valet only $13 for day and $35 for overnight.

SPECIAL AAPS – HERTZ RENTAL RATE

You can make your reservations online at Hertz.com or call Hertz directly at 1-800-654-2240. Use AAPS Code CV#04SW0001. Meeting rate is guaranteed from one week prior through one week after the meeting dates and is subject to availability.


IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION Attendance Policy: You must register for the 2012 House of Delegates and Annual Scientific Meeting in order to attend any sessions including business meetings, continuing medical education activities, and/ or examination development workshops. All persons attending must pay the appropriate registration fee in advance regardless of the purpose or the number of meetings you plan to attend. To complete registration for the 2012 Annual Meeting, all fees must be paid in full in advance. See Registration Form for specific information. Confirmation of Registration: A confirmation packet will be mailed within two (2) weeks of receipt of your registration form and PAID IN FULL registration fees. Please retain copies of your registration information. If you do not receive a confirmation packet within two weeks, please contact the AAPS Meetings Department immediately. Schedule changes beyond AAPS control may occur. AAPS is not responsible for notifying registrants of program changes prior to the meeting.

Cancellation Policy: Written cancellations must be received by the AAPS Meetings Department prior to April 15, 2012, in order to receive a refund of Meeting Registration Fees, less a $150 processing fee. Cancellations received after this date will not be accepted. 1. To be officially registered and to receive special rates, all fees must be paid in full prior to the appropriate deadlines: Still-Time-To-Register by June 1, 2012 2. All registrations received after June 1, 2012, including on-site, must be paid in full prior to admission to any AAPS activities. On-Site Registration will be accepted by CREDIT CARD ONLY. 3. There are no exceptions to the fees and deadlines. 4. No one will be admitted to any business sessions, CME sessions, breakfast or lunch without a valid badge. 5. No one will be admitted to the Welcome Reception or President’s Awards Dinner without a ticket.


IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION THERE ARE FOUR MEMBER CATEGORIES Diplomate/Emeritus/Member Presenter AAPS Retired Non-Member CME Only

THERE ARE THREE REGISTRATION PACKAGES Business Only CME Only Discount Package

Business: Includes all meetings – Board of Directors, Academies of Medicine, Boards of Certification, House of Delegates, Committees, and any other scheduled business meetings; conference materials; and breakfast on Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26. Two days – see pricing on registration form. CME: Includes up to 16 CME credits for scientific presentations, conference materials, breakfast, and lunch on Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28. Two days – see pricing on registration form.

Discount: Combines Business and CME Packages. Monday, June 25, through Thursday, June 28. Four days – see pricing on registration form.

THERE ARE TWO REGISTRATION DEADLINES Still-Time-To-Register – By June 1, 2012 Late/On-Site Registration – After June 1, 2012

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

Medical Ethics: Includes one-day course on Friday, June 29, course materials, 7.5 CME credits, breakfast, and lunch. One-day-course – $450. Welcome Reception on June 25: All tickets are free – sponsored by the AAPS Auxiliary - however, you must register by June 8, 2012, to reserve a ticket. Auxiliary Sponsored Starline Tour: All tickets are free – sponsored by the AAPS Auxiliary - however, you must register in order to reserve your space. President’s Awards Dinner on June 26: Per ticket $125. You must register and pay by June 8, 2012, to reserve a ticket.


REGISTRATION FORM: AAPS 2012 House of Delegates and Annual Scientific Meeting

TO REGISTER by FAX: 813-830-6599 (CREDIT CARD ONLY) • MAIL: AAPS, 5550 W. Executive Drive, Suite 400, Tampa, FL 33609-1035 Name________________________________________________________________Email Address: _____________________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________ City_____________________________ State______________Zip_____________________ Home phone________________________________ Work phone____________________________________ Cell phone____________________________________

To complete the registration form do the following:

1. Review Important Registration Information. 2. Select one of three registration packages

AAPS Diplomate/ Emeritus/Member

3. Select from Additional Options (Medical Ethics Course,

AAPS Retired

(Business, CME, Discount Package).

Welcome Reception, President’s Dinner).

4. Review registration table on right and circle your

registration choice. Enter fee amount in subtotal.

Non-Member

Business Package

Still-Time-To Register By June 1, 2012

Late/On-Site After June 1, 2012

$495

$695

CME Package

$725

$925

Discount Package

$1125

$1525

Business Package

$495

$695

CME Package

$525

$725

Discount Package

$925

$1395

CME Package

$850

$1050

Package Total $_____________

Medical Ethics COURSE - Friday, June 29..........$ 450 per person x _____ (# attending) =

Medical Ethics Registration Total $____________

No one will be admitted to any sessions including meals without a valid badge welcome reception - Monday, June 25.....................................$ 0 per person x _____ (# tickets) = (Complimentary, but you must register)

$0.00 Welcome Reception Total $_____________

$0.00 Auxiliary-sponsored Tour - tuesday, June 26.......................$ 0 per person x _____ (# tickets) = Auxiliary Starline Tour Total $_____________ (Complimentary, but you must register. LIST attendees names below) Name___________________________________________________________ Name________________________________________________________________ President’s awards Dinner - Tuesday, June 26.................. $ 125 per person x ____ (# tickets) = MEETING REGISTRATION PAYMENT  Check enclosed

 American Express  MasterCard

President’s Dinner Total $____________  Visa

Grand Total to be charged: $

Cardholder’s Name_________________________________________________Card Number _______________________________ Expiration Date________________ Cardholder’s Mailing Address_____________________________________________________ Cardholder’s Signature_______________________________________

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST COMPLETE Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships below  I DO not have a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest. (You MUST list relevant financial relationships below.) Signature ___________________________________________________________________________ Date __________________________  I DO have a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest. (You MUST list relevant financial relationships below.) Signature ___________________________________________________________________________ Date __________________________ First, list the names of proprietary entities producing health care goods or services, consumed by, or used on, patients, with the exemption of non-profit or government organizations and non-health care related companies with which you or your spouse/partner have, or have had, a relevant financial relationship within the past 12 months. For this purpose we consider the relevant financial relationships of your spouse or partner that you are aware of to be yours. 1. Commercial Interest (Example: Company ‘X’)

Second, describe what you or your spouse/partner received (ex: salary, honorarium etc). The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. does NOT want to know how much you received. Third, Describe your role.

Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship (Include all those that apply) 2. What was received (Example: Honorarium)

3. For what role? (Example: Speaker)

Example Terminology

What was received: Salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, Role(s): Employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. membership, and other activities (please specify). Glossary of Terms

Commercial Interest: The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients, with the exemption of non-profit or government organizations and non-health care related companies. Financial relationships: Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Relevant financial relationships: ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines “’relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.


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