FALL 2008 ABNS ASSEMBLY MEETING
OCTOBER 3-4, 2008
HYATT REGENCY LOUISVILLE
HOTEL REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008.
NOTE: RESERVATION REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER THE CUT-OFF DATE WILL BE BASED ON AVAILABILITY
AT THE HOTEL'S PREVAILING RATES.
You are encouraged to make a reservation by the deadline even if you need to make changes later!
HOTEL INFORMATION: Please make your hotel reservation directly with the hotel, telling them you are with the American
Board of Nursing Specialties meeting which has a group rate. All reservations must be guaranteed by either a credit card or
an advanced deposit of the first night’s room and tax. The ABNS room rate is $155.00 single, $180 double, plus tax.
Hyatt Regency Louisville, 320 W. Jefferson, Louisville, KY, 40202, 502-581-1234.
You can book your room with the Hotel's Reservation Department by calling (502) 581-1234 or 800-233-1234.
PLEASE SUBMIT ONE REGISTRATION FORM PER EACH MEETING PARTICIPANT.
MEETING REGISTRATION/FEE MUST BE RECEIVED
IN THE ABNS OFFICE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 15, 2008.
Please type or print clearly. Only the information you provide will be published on the Participant List – Please
provide the participant’s personal work or home email address where further meeting information and updates will be
Last Name:____________________________________________First Name__________________________________
Name of Organization/Acronym______________________________________________________________________
Street Address of Organization_______________________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip code of Organization___________________________________________________________________
Participant’s personal or work email address where meeting updates will be sent____________________________
Emergency Contact Information: Name/Relationship of Contact_____________________Phone#_______________
Check here if you prefer a vegetarian lunch □ or have other dietary restrictions? ____________________________
If you are a new attendee and wish to have a meeting mentor, please check here: □
Status of Meeting Participant Registration
Participant from Regular Member, Associate Member, Affiliate Member Organization $250
Auditor (Individuals whose organizations are not members)* $400
* If an auditing organization joins ABNS by the next Assembly meeting, a portion of the auditor fee paid now will be
applied toward the membership fee.
Please enclose check, made payable to ABNS and mail to:
ABNS, 610 Thornhill Lane, Aurora, OH 44202
Refunds will not be issued after September 19, 2008.
For questions, call Bonnie Niebuhr, ABNS CEO at 330-995-9172 or email ABNSCEO@aol.com
ABNS FALL 2008 ASSEMBLY MEETING AGENDA
October 2 – 4, 2008
Hyatt Regency Louisville
Thursday, October 2, 2008
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Accreditation Council Meeting (for elected members)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Research Committee Meeting (for appointed members)
3:30 pm – 5:30pm PR Committee Meeting
PLEASE NOTE: THE ASSEMBLY MEETING WILL ADJOURN AT 12:00 PM ON SATURDAY – WE
ENCOURAGE YOU TO BOOK YOUR DEPARTURE FLIGHTS SO THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTEND
THE ENTIRE MEETING!
Friday, October 3, 2008
7 am – 9 am Continental Breakfast available throughout this timeframe
7 am – 7:45 am Orientation to ABNS – 1st
Time Attendees and any others interested are welcome to
7:45 am – 8:45 am PR Committee, Awards and Recognition Committee, Program Committee, Nominations &
Elections Committee Meetings Held
ABNS Accreditation Application Review Process – Q&A - Sample applications available for
9 am – 4:30 pm Assembly Meeting, including the ABNS Certification “University”
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm President’s Reception
Saturday, October 4, 2008
7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast available throughout this timeframe
8 am – 12: 00 pm Assembly Meeting
12:00 pm Adjournment
*Members of the Accreditation Council will answer questions regarding the application process for seeking
ABNS accreditation of examination programs. Organizations in the process of preparing an application are
invited to bring materials to this meeting for feedback. Tips on preparing the accreditation application
materials will be provided. Sample applications will be available.
ABNS CERTIFICATION “UNIVERSITY” TOPICS
• Security Issues Related to Testing in the 21st
• Misuse and Misrepresentation of Certification Credentials – Case Studies
• 30 Minute Snap Shot – Accreditation Standard 11 – Test Security
This continuing nursing education
activity was approved for 3.5 contact
hours by the Oncology Nursing Society,
an accredited approver by the
American Nurses Credentialing
Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
AIRLINE TRAVEL DISCOUNT INFORMATION
Valid September 29 – October 7, 2008
Meeting attendees will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable published air
fare or the option of zone fare with American Airlines.
The American Airlines Promotion Code for our meeting is A2498AR, if calling or
making a reservation on-line.
To make a zone/discount reservation call the American Meeting Services Desk at 1-
800-433-1790 and refer to the Promotion Code. Reservations can also be made
online at www.AA.com. There is no charge for making the reservation on-line;
there is a $10 charge for calling the meetings desk. The discount is valid for travel
from September 29 – October 7, 2008.
For international travelers, call your local American Airlines reservation number
and refer to the Promotion Code.
Regarding transportation from Airport to Hotel….
A taxi is approximately $20 one way. Reservation for a shuttle can be made on-line
at https://sandollarlimo.com/AirportShuttle.htm. Cost is approximately $10 one
Other Transportation Information
Overnight valet parking at the hotel is $18 including in/out privileges. Daily visitor
parking is $11.