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FAQs 

 

General Meeting Information

  1. Where is the 2014 AACP Interim Meeting being held?
    All programming will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Va., Feb. 8–11. Please refer to the Hotel & Travel portion of the AACP Interim Meeting Web site for more information regarding room reservations.
  2. What is the closest airport to the Crystal Gateway Marriott?
    The closest airport to the Crystal Gateway Marriott is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), located only 2 miles from the hotel. The hotel is also accessible via both Washington Dulles International Airport (27 miles) and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (37 miles). 
  3. Can I bring a guest to the meeting?
    Yes! Guest registration is $175 and includes entrance to the Welcome Reception on Saturday, Feb. 8, continental breakfast before the sessions, and programming on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. This registration does not apply to faculty, administrators and/or staff of pharmacy schools. Guest registration to the CEO Deans’ Dinner is $100, with an invitation from a CEO Dean only.
  4. This is my first Interim Meeting, what should I expect?
    Welcome! We are glad you have chosen to attend the 2014 AACP Interim Meeting. Network and socialize during our Welcome Reception. Share and learn from your colleagues during the plethora of social and professional opportunities we have planned for you.      
  5. Is my child permitted to attend the Interim Meeting?
    For health and safety considerations, children under the age of 16 are not permitted to attend any functions.
  6. Will child care be provided?
    AACP does not provide child care services. The Crystal Gateway Marriott does have nanny services available, scheduled in advance, through the concierge. Attendees requiring assistance with child care should contact the hotel concierge directly. 
  7. What is the dress code?
    Attire at the AACP sessions is business casual. Feel free to be comfortable in slacks, polo shirts, cardigans (for chilly meeting rooms), blazers, blouses and most importantly, comfortable shoes. Attire for the Welcome Reception on Saturday evening is business casual.
  8. Is there accessibility for persons with disabilities?
    The goal of the Crystal Gateway Marriott is to meet every person’s needs. For people with disabilities, that means providing a fully accessible environment. The hotel complies with the regulations set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). More details can be found on the fact sheet portion of the hotel’s Web site. Please make special arrangements ahead of time by contacting the hotel concierge.
  9. Who do I contact if I have hotel and travel inquiries, meeting programming and/or general meeting questions?
    For general meeting questions, please contact Emily K. MacLeod, meetings coordinator, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1007.

Hotel & Travel Information

  1. What is the AACP hotel group rate and how do I reserve a room?
    The AACP single/double occupancy group rate is $159 (+ 13% tax) per night. For each additional adult after double occupancy, the room rate increases by $20 per person.
    To reserve a room, please book online or call 877-212-5752 or 506-474-2009 and identify yourself with AACP to receive the discounted group rate. The guestroom reservation cut-off is Thursday, January 30, or until all of the pre-allocated rooms have been reserved.
    Staying at the Crystal Gateway Marriott will allow AACP to keep your registration fees at the current rates. If AACP does not achieve a minimum number of overnight accommodations, the price of services will increase registration fees for future programs. Without your support, AACP faces significant financial penalties for unused sleeping rooms.
  2. What are my transportation options once I arrive?
    Hotel Shuttle: Complimentary hotel shuttles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) are available outside of Baggage Claim 5, 9 or Terminal A every 20 minutes beginning at 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Unfortunately, there is no hotel shuttle available from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Please refer to the Crystal Gateway Marriott’s Transportation page for further information regarding ground transportation from any of the surrounding airports. 
    Metro: $1.70-$2.70, depending on the time of day. Take the yellow line toward Fort Totten, or the blue line toward Largo Town Ctr. to the Crystal City Metro Station. After exiting the station, take the escalator up one level and make a right through the first set of glass doors. You will pass a Dunkin Donuts on your left.  There will be a Rite Aid immediately in front of you. Make a left at the Rite Aid and follow the signs for the Crystal Gateway Marriott.
    Parking: $12 hourly, $26 daily with in and out privileges. Valet parking is available for $30 daily.
  3. What is the weather like in Arlington, Va., during the meeting dates?
    Typical temperatures in Arlington, Va., during the meeting dates tend to range from the low to upper 40s. Snowfall during this time of year is also likely. We recommend packing layers to accommodate various weather conditions.
  4. Is the Crystal Gateway Marriott hotel pet-friendly?
    The Crystal Gateway Marriott cannot accommodate any pets except for service animals.
  5. Will I have wireless Internet access in my Crystal Gateway Marriott guestroom?
    The Crystal Gateway Marriott offers high speed WiFi access in all guestrooms for $12.95 per 24-hours; however, all AACP meeting attendees reserving their guestroom in the AACP hotel block will receive complimentary WiFi in their guestroom during the conference dates.

Registration

  1. How can I register for the meeting?
    Visit the Registration page of the Interim Meeting Web site.
  2. Will I receive a refund if I cancel?
    Refunds will be processed on all cancellations received in writing by Wednesday, January 29, excluding a $75 administrative fee. Due to meeting costs, no portion of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations after Jan. 29.
  3. When does online pre-registration open and close?
    Pre-registration/online registration rates expire on Wednesday, Jan. 29. If you are pre-registering for online special rates and paying by check, your check must be postmarked by Jan. 29. Onsite registration rates will apply for payments received via mail postmarked after Jan. 29. Meeting registration will also be available onsite at the AACP Registration and Information Desk located in the Crystal Gateway Marriott.
  4. Who do I contact to make a change in my meeting registration?
    For any meeting registration questions related to payments, please contact Agnita Kote, accountant, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1010.
  5. What if I misplaced my membership number or password, and/or who do I contact to renew or reinstate my membership?
    Please contact Sandra (Angie) A. Edwards, member services associate, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1035.
  6. If I’m paying my meeting registration by check, where do I send my payment?

    Please send checks to:
    AACP
    PO Box 41537
    Baltimore, MD 21203-6537

Please send overnight checks to:
AACP
Attn: Agnita Kote
1727 King Street, Floor 2
Alexandria, VA 22314

  1. What are the AACP Registration and Information Desk hours?
    Saturday, Feb. 8: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.  
    Sunday, Feb. 9: 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
    Monday, Feb. 10: 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, Feb. 11: 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
  2. Where do I pick up my name badge and materials?
    Your name badge and registration packet will be available onsite at the AACP Registration and Information Desk located in the Crystal Gateway Marriott.

Interim Meeting Programming

  1. Is there programming for CEO Deans?
    Yes. The CEO Deans’ Forum will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, and is for CEO Deans only. If you are a CEO Dean and would like to attend the programming on Saturday, Feb. 8, please remember to include this as an event when you register for the 2014 Interim Meeting.
  2. Do I have to register for the CEO Deans’ Forum?
    There is no additional fee to attend the CEO Deans’ Forum but you must register for it by adding it as an event by Jan. 22 (if you are attending the full Interim Meeting) or registering for it separately if you are not attending the Interim Meeting.
  3. Is there an Interim Meeting Pre-Session?
    Yes. As part of the ongoing leadership development programming for department chairs and other leaders, a Conference Pre-Session: Leading Change in Partnerships will be available. There is a $50 fee to attend this additional programming. Pre-registration is required.
  4. Who should attend the Interim Meeting?
    Deans, associate/assistant deans, department chairs and aspiring leaders in the Academy should attend.
  5. Is there programming for the Administrative and Financial Officers SIG members?
    There will not be any programming specifically directed to AFO SIG members at this year’s Interim Meeting. However, there will be plenty of other great programming available during the Interim Meeting. Please visit the Programming page for more information.

Continuing Education

  1. Does AACP provide CE credits during the Interim Meeting?
    No, AACP does not provide CE credits during the Interim Meeting.

Educational Sessions

  1. How do I get copies of the presentations?
    Educational presentations will be available on the AACP Web site at the end of January.
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