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THE ANNUAL MEETING 2021

VENUE

Hyatt Regency Denver at
Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street, Denver CO 80202

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DATES

Friday, September 24
12 noon - 6:00 pm (reception following)

Saturday, September 25
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday, September 26
7:30 am - 12:30 pm

CONTACT

Sue Lentz, Administrator
admin@avaho.org

Julie Lawson, Executive Director
execdirector@avaho.org

Heather Roderick, Meeting Planner
admin@avaho.org

Join us in Denver!

We're excited to be back in person this year, and hope to see you in Denver this September. We'll have the great programming and networking you're used to, with a twist: we will also be broadcasting a remote program. So whether you can join us live or online, we look forward to seeing you soon! 

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What you need to know

Due to concerns about the pandemic and keeping our members and partners safe, the AVAHO board has made the tough decision to limit the number of members that can attend the meeting in Denver. There are no restrictions on virtual attendance.


REGISTRATION

Only current AVAHO members can attend (limited to 250)

  • You must have your 2021 dues paid prior to registration

  • Your registration will be reviewed and once approved, you will receive further instructions on travel

  • Only those with badges will be allowed to participate in AVAHO activities

  • We will livestream some of the sessions for our virtual attendees. There will be virtual engagement scheduled throughout the annual meeting

 

TRAVEL

In an effort to keep our members safe, we will NOT require approved members to share a room and pay a single room supplement.

Please note below for members who request travel support from AVAHO.

  • Hotel room will be provided for a single room (up to 3 nights from Thursday to Sunday)

  • You still have the option to share a room with another attendee

  • Airfare will be provided up to $500 max. Any excess will be your responsibility.

  • If you are driving your personal vehicle to Denver, AVAHO will offer .56 cents for mileage (reimbursement for mileage cannot exceed cost of airfare)

  • You are required to attend the entire program (Friday noon until Sunday noon)

  • Once your registration has been approved, you will be notified of instructions on next steps (booking airfare, hotel, etc.)

 

COVID PRECAUTIONS

  • You will need to sign a COVID release waiver prior to arriving to Denver

  •  If mandated by the hotel, you may be required to wear a mask during AVAHO activities

  •  Practice social distancing when possible

  •  If you are not vaccinated, you are REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK during AVAHO activities!

  •  Please do not attend if you are experiencing COVID symptoms or currently have COVID

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

We will be offering the following continuing education (CE) credits:

  •  ACCME for Physicians

  •  ACPE for Pharmacists

  •  ANCC for Nurses

  •  ASWB for Social Workers

  •  NAACCR for Cancer Registrars

  •  APA for Psychologists

  •  CDR for Dietitians/Nutrition

  • All others will receive a Certificate of Attendance

If you miss the annual meeting, we will offer CE credits for 1 full year afterwards.

Continuing Education Information

Association of VA Hematology/Oncology (AVAHO)

9.24.21 Live/Enduring Annual Meeting
Live in Denver, CO September 24 – 26, 2021
Enduring Online September 27, 2021 - September 27, 2022

 

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Association of VA Hematology/Oncology (AVAHO).  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this live activity / enduring material for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 11.75 ANCC contact hours.

 

Dietitian (CDR) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 11.75 CPEU.

 

Psychologists (APA) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 11.75 Psychologist contact hours.

 

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

MI: No CE requirements

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

MI: No CE requirement

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held)*, OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

* If the activity is held live in the state of NY, then direct addictions board is required, ie: NAADAC. If the activity is held outside NY, is virtual, enduring or remote, it is considered "outstate" and this reciprocity applies.

 

Social Workers (ASWB) Credit Designation

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive 11.75 GENERAL continuing education credits.

 

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE,  NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY

* WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is live in West Virginia, then an application is required.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

AL/Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity.  Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event.  No approvals afterward by the board.

MI: No CE requirement

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

MI: No CE requirement

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY

 

NAACCR

The NCRA Program Recognition Committee has determined “2021 Association of VA Hematology/Oncology  (AVAHO) Annual Meeting” program supports 11.75 CE hours of which 0 hours meet the Category A requirement.

 

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 11.75 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.

 

NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of your participation in the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.