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  1. 1. FALL 2008 ABNS ASSEMBLY MEETING OCTOBER 3-4, 2008 HYATT REGENCY LOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY REGISTRATION FORM 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 sent. Last Name:____________________________________________First Name__________________________________ Credentials_________________________________________________Title___________________________________ Name of Organization/Acronym______________________________________________________________________ Street Address of Organization_______________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip code of Organization___________________________________________________________________ Phone_____________________Fax__________________ 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: □ Check One Status of Meeting Participant Registration Fee 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
  2. 2. ABNS FALL 2008 ASSEMBLY MEETING AGENDA October 2 – 4, 2008 Hyatt Regency Louisville Louisville, KY 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 attend 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 review* 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 Century • Misuse and Misrepresentation of Certification Credentials – Case Studies • 30 Minute Snap Shot – Accreditation Standard 11 – Test Security
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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 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 Cost is approximately $10 one way. Other Transportation Information Overnight valet parking at the hotel is $18 including in/out privileges. Daily visitor parking is $11.