In response to attendees' feedback, APA has made important changes to the annual meeting schedule for 2010 that will save them time and money.
The meeting will be held over five days instead of the usual six—ending on Wednesday (May 26) instead of Thursday.
The full range of meeting formats (such as symposia, workshops, seminars, and master courses) will begin on Saturday (May 22) and run through the end of Wednesday.
In the past, only CME courses and industry-supported symposia were held before the official start of the meeting on Sunday.
To better accommodate attendees' evening plans, the Opening Session will begin earlier this year. It will still be held on its usual day—Sunday—but it will begin at 4:30 p.m. instead of 5 p.m.
Sessions are being scheduled in topical tracks so that members can focus on their professional areas of interest.
To take full advantage of the new program at this year's annual meeting, attendees should arrive in New Orleans by Friday evening, May 21. Here is the on-site registration schedule:
Friday, May 21—Noon-5 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, May 22-25—7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 26—7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.