2018 ASMAC Fall Conference

Hotel Del Coronado  | San Diego, CA
October 3 to 6, 2018
 
Opening Reception Wednesday
9-11 CLE Sessions Thursday – Saturday
Roundtable Discussions and group team building activities
 

2018 CONFERENCE OVERVIEW:

The American Society of Medical Association Counsel is pleased to invite all ASMAC members to the beautiful historic Hotel Del Coronado for the 44th Annual ASMAC Fall Conference. The Hotel Del Coronado, a historic beachfront hotel sits just across the bay from San DiegoCalifornia. Built in 1887, it is one of the few surviving wooden Victorian beach resorts. Since opening in 1888, the hotel has hosted presidents, royalty, and celebrities, been featured in numerous movies and books, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.

The Fall Conference provides 9-11 continuing legal education credits (Illinois MCLE Board). Each day begins with a full breakfast, 3 to 4 continuing education sessions, roundtable discussions and afternoon group activities in the afternoon. The conference is noted for being casual with ample time and opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas and take a deeper dive into information presented in formal sessions. Most presenters have allowed extra time to participate in social activities, so we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.

The Hotel Del Coronado is located in the seaside community of Coronado offering amply outdoor adventures, a variety of onsite activities (bicycle rentals, cooking classes, spa treatments, historic tours, fitness classes) and offsite activities, including sailing, golf, brewery tours, and behind the scenes tours of the San Diego Zoo and Sea World.

The ASMAC group rate for guestrooms is $285, which includes the resort fee (local and state taxes extra). Make a Reservation

Conference Registration:

You must be a current ASMAC member to attend the ASMAC Conferences.  The conference fee includes a Welcome Reception on Wednesday, three full breakfasts (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and Dinner on Thursday evening:

  • $495 if registered on or before September 1, 2018
  • $550 after September 1, 2018
  • Financial assistance is available  

Financial Assistance:   Apply for Assistance
Limited financial assistance is available to ASMAC members. Preference is given to attorneys who are employed by or under contract with state or national medical societies and to applicants who can demonstrate financial need. Scholarship recipients will receive assistance for up to 50% of the registration fee. Applications must be received before August 9, 2018 and award recipients will be notified before September 1, 2018. (ASMAC Financial Hardship Policy)

ASMAC Member Registration: Reservation information coming soon. Hotel reservations at the group rate are limited and must be made prior to September 19, 2018. 

  • $285 guestroom rate (also available 3 days before and post meeting)
  • no daily resort fee – Complimentary local calls, in-room high speed internet, access to the fitness center and fitness classes, daily newspaper, and in-room coffee and tea
  • 10% discount at spa

Member Guests:
Members are encouraged to bring their spouse/guests to Wednesday’s opening reception and Thursday’s reception and dinner. (Breakfasts are members-only) We are looking forward to an evening with friends, good food and fun.

Meeting Materials:
Materials and presentations will be available online and hard copies will be made available at the conference.  Please specify your preference when registering.  

Attire:
Casual attire is appropriate for the conference. We encourage comfortable clothing and shoes. Average temperatures in October can fluctuate greatly.  Meeting room temperatures also vary so a sweater or jacket is recommended.

Dietary Requests:
The resort staff tries to accommodate all special meal requests.  If you have special dietary needs, you must let us know prior to the conference. Special meal requests received onsite cannot be guaranteed.

People with Disabilities:
Need special assistance? Please inform Cathryn Stratton. Any information regarding your disability will remain confidential. Accommodations may require early planning, so please make your requests known as soon as possible.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be issued upon written notification.  Once ASMAC has ensured that meeting costs are covered by the registration fees collected, the request will be honored, subject to a $75 administrative fee.