Valerie Smith, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, health care fraud, Dr, Graduate Medical Education, Registration, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, Austin Hatcher Foundation, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, David Seaberg, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Health System Covenant Health Tennessee Association of Compliance and Ethics Officers, Council of Ethical Organizations and Health Ethics Trust Differences, Dr. John Morgan, Mike Richardson, Office Medicare Part D Fraud, Sponsorship Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corp. Memorial Health Care System, Office State, Investigation, W. Neil Thomas, Health Integrity, Ethical Organizations, Investigation Jennifer Trussell, Donald Chamberlain, U.S. Attorney, III � Circuit Court of Tennessee Plaintiff, Compliance Officer, AdvanceMed Corporation Lunch, Office of Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General, Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, Clinical Research Policy, Fraud Trends, research study, Vineet Arora, MD, University Center, UTC University Center Whitehall East Tennessee Fraud Working Group Tennessee Hospital Association Fall Compliance Conference, Health Care Professionals, University of Chicago Hans Burkholder, UTC University Center, CMS website, UT COMC Chris Farr, Organizational Development, health care, Chattanooga Paula Godsey, Industry support, IRB, President HSA Winston Caine, The Research Advisory Committee, the President of the United States, Federal Investigator, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, clinical research study, routine costs, Research Methodology, Langhorne Waterhouse, UTC, Erlanger Health System, clinical trials, patient care costs, Tennessee Chris Covington, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Hamilton County Medical Society, American Family Physician, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Vascular Surgery, National Council of Hospice Professionals, Surgery Residency Review Committee, American College of Sports Medicine, Tennessee Orthopaedic Society, Stephen Beasley, The Surgery Residency Review Committee, R. Phillips Burns, Continuing Medical Education, pediatric cancer, James M. Osborn, Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians, Family Medicine, Dean Seaberg, Karl Miller, Felcito Fernando, Chattanooga community, North America Primary Care Research Group, Dr. Seaberg University of Tennessee Physicians Selected, Tennessee Medical Association, Chattanooga, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Department, Tenn. Bureau of Investigation Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Tennessee Jennifer Trussell, Mark Pastin, Erlanger Health Systems Tish Breeding, Dept. of Health and Human Services, Washington Office, East Tennessee Compliance Officers, East Tennessee Fraud Working Group Conference, Health and Human Services, Special Agent, Dr. Miller, Accreditation Council, Pediatric Nephrology, Tennessee, Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician, Emergency Medicine, Clinical Orthopaedic Society, Julio Castillo, Janet Lawley, Louisiana State University, Jennifer Keates-Baleeiro, Thompson Children's Hospital, American Heart Association, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Erlanger Health System Tennessee Hospital Association West Tennessee Healthcare
COMmunicator The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Healing Teaching Leading Volume 8, Issue 7 September 2007 Dean Seaberg Welcome Reception UT COMC Physicians on Austin Hatcher Foundation Board Vascular Fellowship Program Approved Publications Presentations New Faculty Note to PI Transitions Continuing Medical Education
NUTS AND BOLTS September 14th Directions to the University Center health care
Fraud Conference October 18-19 Registration
Remembering Karl Miller, MD The faculty, staff, family, and friends of Dr. Karl Miller gathered at the Probasco Auditorium on August 27th to pay tribute to a beloved co-worker and friend. Dr. Miller died on Tuesday, August 21 from complications of cancer. Dr. Miller joined the Department of Family Medicine in 1996 and contributed greatly as Professor, Associate Residency Director, and Director of Predoctoral Activities and Research. His dedication to patients as well as his energy and humor made him a favorite teacher and mentor to our residents and medical students. He served as assistant medical editor
for the AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
and as editor for the journal Family Medicine. He had numerous publications of articles and book chapters. In addition to his university commitments, he provided a most valuable service to the Chattanooga community as Regional Medical Director for Adventa Hospice. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations included the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians, the Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society, the Tennessee Medical Association, the North America
Primary Care Research Group, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the American Academy of Family Medicine, and the National Council of Hospice Professionals. Dr. Miller was nationally recognized and published in the areas of family medicine, women's health and hospice care. Although he was a successful physician and teacher, Dr. Miller considered his biggest accomplishments those of a loving husband and father. All of us at the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga are saddened by his loss and will miss him.
Welcome Dr. David Seaberg, New UT COMC Dean
Deans Ronald Blankenbaker, MD, David Seaberg, MD, and BW. Ruffner, MD Dr. Seaberg meets faculty and residents
Jim Brexler, EHS CEO with Dr. Seaberg
University of Tennessee Physicians Selected to the Board of Directors of the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Orthopaedic spine surgeon Dr. James M. Osborn, pediatric oncologist Dr. Manoo Bhakta, and pediatrician Dr. Felcito Fernando have been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. Dr. Osborn will serve as the Board's chairman. He is a clinical instructor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga. Dr. Osborn graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine
, Loma Linda, CA in 1991. Dr. Bhakta is the Director of Pediatric Oncology at T. C. Thompson Children's Hospital at Erlanger since 1986 and is an associate professor at the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga. He also serves as a principal investigator for the Children's Oncology Group, a prestigious cancer research organization in which T. C. Thompson Children's Hospital holds membership status. Dr. Fernando is a Cleveland, TN based Pediatrician and serves as the Chief of Staff at Sky Ridge Hospital. Dr. Fernando graduated from The University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis in 1988. The Foundation's mission is to support research towards the diagnoses, treatment and development of a cure for pediatric cancer and to provide support and hope to children and families undergoing treatment as well as to those who have lost children due to cancer. For more information on the Austin Hatcher Foundation visit www.hatcherfoundation.org
Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program Approved On August 27, 2007, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and its Surgery Residency Review Committee approved a new Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program (initial accreditation) that the UT COMC will begin July 2008. Richard Sprouse, MD, will direct the two year program, sponsored by the Department of Surgery. Physicians entering the fellowship program must be board eligible in general surgery and must have completed a Surgery Residency Program prior to beginning the fellowship. The program will offer two positions (one at each level). The Surgery Residency Review Committee, "Commended the program for its demonstrated substantial compliance with the ACGME's Requirements for Graduate Medical Education without citations." Congratulations to Dr. R. Phillips Burns (Department Chair) and to Dr. Sprouse. Publications Adams SM, Knowles PD. Evaluation of a first seizure. Am Fam Physician 2007 May 1;75(9):1342-7. Anderson JL, Adams CD, Antman EM, Bridges CR, Califf RM, Case DE Jr, Chavey WE 2nd, Fesmire FM, Hochman JS, Levin TN, Lincoff AM, Peterson ED, Theroux P, Wenger NK, Wright RS, Smith SC Jr., Jacobs AK, Adams CD, Anderson JL, Antman EM, Halperin JL, Hunt SA, Krumholz HM, Kushner FG, Lytle BW, Nishimura R, Omato JP, Page RL, Riegel B. ACC/AHA 2007 Guidelines for the management of patients with unstable angina/non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction--executive summary a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (writing committee to revise the 2002 guidelines for the management of patients with unstable angina/non-st-elevation myocardial infarction) developed in collaboration with the American College of Emergency Thoracic Surgeons endorsed by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007 Aug 14;50(7):652-726. Barker DE, Green JM, Maxwell RA, Smith PW, Mejia VA, Dart BW, Cofer JB, Roe SM, Burns RP. Experience with vacuum-pack temporary abdominal wound closure in 258 trauma and general and vascular surgical patients. J Am Coll Surg 2007 May;204(5):784-92, discussion 792-3. Epub 2007 Mar 26. Bernstein JA, Chen KC, Saal HM, Akuuraya FS, Stevens CA, Cherry AM, Hoyme HE. Duplication off 22q11.2. Clinical heterogeneous new syndrome or polymorphism. J Invest Med 2007;55(1):5125. Also presented at the Western Society for Pediatric Research Meeting, 2007. Briery CM, Rose CH, Hudson WT, Lutgendorf MA, Magann EF, Chauhan SP, Morrison JC. Planned vs emergent cesarean hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2007 Aug;197(2):154.e1-5. Burkholder HC, Witherspoon LE, Burns RP, Horn JS, Biderman MD. Breast surgery techniques: preoperative bracketing wire localization by surgeons. Am Surg 2007 Jun;73(6):574-8; discussion 578-9. Carpenter NJ, May K, Roa B, Tarleton J. Developmental Disabilities. In: Leonard DGB, ed. Molecular Pathology in clinical practice
. New York:Springer-Verlag;2007;73-86.
Publications--continued Cofer JB, Dart BW 4th. Reproduction of postprandial symptoms with cholecystokinin injection: an indication for cholecystectomy without the presence of gallstones or an abnormal ejection fraction on quantitative cholescintigraphy? Am Surg 2007 July;73(7):689-92; discussion 692. Collins SR. The rising prevalence of gastroschisis and omphalocele in Tennessee. J Pediatr
Surg 2007;42(7):1221-4. DuBois D, Baldwin S, King WD. Accuracy of weight estimation methods for children. Ped Emerg Care 2007;23(4):227-30. Haskell WL, LeeIM, Pate RR, Powell KE, Blair SN, Franklin BA, Macera CA, Heath GW, Thompson PD, Bauman A. physical activity
and public health: Updated recommendation for adults from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2007 Aug;39(8):1423-1434. Lackey PL, Sargent LA, Wong L, Brzezienski M, Kennedy JW. Giant basal cell carcinoma surgical management and reconstructive challenges. Ann Plast Surg 2007 Mar;58(3):250-4. Mathis RS. Book review: Public health ethics: Theory Policy and Practice. In: Inquiry 2007;44:226228. Mizel MS, Alvarez RG, Fink BR, Temple HT. Ipsilateral arthrodesis of the metatarsophalangeal and interphalangeal joints of the hallux. Foot Ankle Int 2006 Oct;27(10):804-7. Sholar AD, Wong LK, Culpepper JW, Sargent LA. The specialized wound care center: a 7-year experience at a tertiary care hospital. An Plast Surg 2007 Mar;58(3):279-84. Staton LJ, Kraemer SM, Patel S, Talente GM, Eestrada CA. `Correction:' Peer chart audits: A tool to meet Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competency in practice-based learning and improvement. Implement Sci 2007 Jul 27;2:24. Subtirelu MM, Kaskel FJ. Renal Biopsy (Chapter 8). Clinical Pediatric Nephrology, 2nd ed (Kher KK, Makker SP, Schnaper HW, eds). Taylor & Francis Books Ltd. 2007. Presentations Brian Weatherby, MD will present a paper entitled, "Retrospective study of the Reamer Irrigator Aspirator (RIA) as a device for harvesting bone graft: union rates and complications," at the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society and Clinical Orthopaedic Society combined annual meeting, September 27-29, 2007 in Memphis, TN. Co-authors are Peter Nowotarski, MD and Joe Rudd, Ph.D. J.P. Price, MD will present a paper entitled, "Lateral decubitus position for reduction and fixation of intertrochanteric femur fractures
using a unique traction device versus standard supine position using a standard traction table," at the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society and Clinical Orthopaedic Society combined annual meeting, September 27-29, 2007 in Memphis, TN. Co-authors are Robert Blease, MD, Barry Hodges, MD, Joe Rudd, PhD and Baine Ervin, BSE.
New Faculty Appointments Stephen Beasley, MD joined the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga in February 2007 at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Beasley serves as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Department at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital. Dr. Beasley attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette where he completed a B.S. in 1973. He obtained his Medical Degree at Louisiana State University
in 1977. His Pediatrics residency was completed at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1981. Dr. Beasley is boarded in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Julio Castillo, MD joined the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga in May 2007 at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Castillo is currently a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital. Dr. Castillo obtained his Medical Degree at the National Autonomous University of Honduras School of Medicine in Tegucigalpa in 1982. He completed his Pediatrics residency at Ochsner Medical Foundation in 1989. His Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship was completed in 1991 at The University of Tennessee, LeBonheur Children's Hospital. Dr. Castillo is boarded in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Jennifer Keates-Baleeiro, MD joined the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga in March 2007 at the rank of Affiliate Assistant Professor. Dr. Keates is currently a physician with the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital Dr. Keates attended Tufts University
where she completed a B.S. in Biology and Developmental Psychology in 1989. She obtained her Medical Degree at MCP-Hahnemann University in 1999. She completed her Pediatrics residency in 2002 at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Most recently, her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology was completed at Vanderbilt University
Medical Center in December, 2006. Dr. Keates is board certified in Pediatrics and Board Eligible in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Janet Lawley, MD joined the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga in March, 2007 at the rank of Clinical Instructor. Dr. Lawley is currently a physician with the Alton Park and Dodson Avenue Health Centers. Dr. Lawley attended the University of South Alabama in Mobile where she completed a B.S. in Biology in 1999. She obtained her Medical Degree at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile in 2003. She completed her Pediatrics residency in 2006 at the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga. Dr. Lawley is board certified in Pediatrics. Comments, articles, and announcements for the COMmunicator can be submitted in publishable format to Sylvia Friedl, Office of Human Subject Protections, [email protected]
Note to PI New Medicare Changes for Research Subject Coverage Proposed
On June 7, 2000, the President of the United States issued an executive memorandum directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services
to "explicitly authorize [Medicare] payment for routine patient care costs ... and costs due to medical complications associated with participation in clinical trials." CMS is now defining the routine costs of clinical trials and identifying the clinical trials for which payment for such routine costs should be made.
The proposed Clinical Research Policy will require principal investigators to submit a letter of selfcertification to CMS prior to initiation of a study (for which payment will be sought). Self-certification requires the study be listed on the CMS website, the Federal Register, or ClinicalTrials. gov.
In addition this Policy proposes the following standards:
The research study has a written protocol.
The clinical research study is not designed to exclusively test toxicity or disease pathophysiol-
ogy in healthy individuals.
The clinical research study is registered on the ClinicalTrials.gov website.
The research study protocol specifies the method and timing of public release of results.
The research study protocol must explicitly discuss subpopulations.
The research study protocol must discuss how the results are to be generalized to the Medicare
The Final National Coverage Determination will be made on October 17, 2007. Look for more details here next month on how this may impact your submissions to the IRB.
Transitions Dr. John Morgan stepped down as Chair of the EHS/UT Institutional Review Board as of the August 22nd meeting. Dr. BW. Ruffner has been appointed as new IRB Chair. Dr. Morgan served in this position for over ten years, reviewing hundreds of protocols and counseling research nurses, medical students, residents, staff and community physicians, and faculty both from the College of Medicine and the UTC campus. We are very grateful for his patience and leadership. Dr. Morgan will stay on the Board as a voting member. Erlanger Reads!
Did You Know ... The Research Advisory Committee
will change meetings from the 3rd Friday of each month to the third Wednesday. The next meeting will be Wednesday, September 19th at 8:00 AM in the IRB Conference Room
A Book Club for Erlanger employees will hold their first meeting on Friday, October 5th, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in the Organizational Development Classroom A. Discussion of this month's selection, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, will be facilitated by Langhorne Waterhouse, EHS/UTCOMC Medical Library Manager.
This program is funded through the generous support of Erlanger Health System. NUTS AND BOLTS Research Symposium
The UTC Student Center Friday, September 14, 2007 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
A collaborative approach to research development, study design, academic promotion, authorship, and ethics.
David Seaberg, MD, Dean COMC Jim Brexler, EHS CEO
Tainted or Trusted
Vineet Arora, MD, University of Chicago Hans Burkholder, MD, President HSA Winston Caine, MD, UT COMC Chris Farr, GlaxoSmithKline Rick Mathis, PhD, BCBST Natalie Tate, PharmD, BCBST
10:30 11:00 11:30
Resident Track Research Methodology and Design Mentor Project Development Asking the Right Question
Faculty/Staff Track Institutional policy roundtable Industry access to clinics Industry access to residents Industry support of research
Abstract Submissions: Do's and Don't's
Billy Arant, MD
Mentor Project Development
Tracking Budgets & Trolling for Grants
Writing a Proposal
Putting It All Together
Directions to The Nuts and Bolts Symposium/UTC University Center The UTC University Center is 0.4 mile from Erlanger. Just take a left at Palmetto and a right on Fifth St. You'll see the UTC Bookstore which is in the University Center. Look for signs to the room. There's parking across the street but, seriously, it's only 4/10 of a mile!
Third Street Whitehall
This is the UTC University Center
East Tennessee Fraud Working Group Tennessee Hospital Association Fall Compliance Conference 2007 October 18 19, 2007 The Chattanoogan Hotel Chattanooga, Tennessee Program Description The detection and elimination of health care fraud and abuse is a top priority of federal and state law enforcement
. According to Associate U.S. Attorney, Jim Sheehan, the False Claims Act brought in the largest amount ever in 2006 ($2.2 billion) and over 500 new whistle-blower cases are filed a year. Participants at this conference will join government representatives from the OIG, DOJ and TBI as well as other legal experts and compliance professionals
for analysis and discussion of current and emerging fraud trends in Tennessee. Other topics of interest include the different categories of health care fraud cases, case examples and the individual responsibilities of and coordination between federal, state, and commercial insurance companies regarding health care fraud investigations. Who Should Attend This conference is designed for CEO's, CFO's, Compliance Officers, In-House and Outside General Counsels, Regulatory Affairs VP's and Directors, Physicians, Privacy Officers, Risk Managers, Billing/Coding Professionals, health care professionals
. Speakers Chris Covington, Special Agent, Office of Inspector General, DHHS Donna Davis, Federal Investigator, U.S. Attorney's Office Carl Florez, Investigator, Health Integrity, LLC Sylvia Friedl, Research Compliance Officer, UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga Paula Godsey, Legal Division Deputy Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, Tennessee Department of Finance
and Administration Robert Lower, Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP Steven Parks, Vice President, ERMC II Mark Pastin, President, Council of Ethical Organizations and Health Ethics Trust Betsy Tonkin, Asst. United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office Valerie Smith, Staff Attorney, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, TBI Jennifer Trussell, Special Agent, Office of Inspector General, DHHS Curtis Watkins, Program Director, AdvanceMed Corporation continuing education
Credit: This workshop has been pre-approved for 14 hours of Category II (non-ACHE) continuing education credit. HCCA credit has been applied for. You must attend the entire day to receive a certificate of attendance.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
7:00 8:00 am 8:00 8:15 am 8:15 9:15 am 9:15 9:30 am 9:30 10:30 am 10:30 11:30 am 11:30 am 1:00pm 1:00 2:00 pm 2:00 3:00 pm 3:00 3:15pm 3:15 4:00pm 4:00 4:30pm 4:30 5:00pm
Registration Welcome Jim Brexler President and CEO, Erlanger Health Systems Tish Breeding President, East Tennessee Compliance Officers Forum Keynote Speaker Office of the Inspector General, Dept. of Health and Human Services Washington Office has been invited Break An Overview of the Tenn. Bureau of Investigation Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Valerie Smith Staff Attorney, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit A Medicare Part A and Part B Program Safeguard Overview Curtis Watkins Program Director, AdvanceMed Corporation Lunch (on your own) Emerging Fraud Trends in Tennessee Jennifer Trussell Special Agent, Office of the Inspector General, Dept. of Health and Human Services The Anti-Kickback Statue: Criminal Prosecutions in Tennessee Chris Covington Special Agent, Office of the Inspector General, Dept. of Health and Human Services Break Long-Term Care Case Presentation Donna Davis Federal Investigator, U.S. Attorney's Office Medicare Part D Fraud Carl Florez Investigator, Health Integrity, LLC case study
To Be Announced
Friday, October 19, 2007
Track A Compliance/Investigations
8:00 10:30am 10:30 12:00 pm 12:00 1:30pm 1:30 2:00pm 2:00 3:00pm 3:00 3:15pm 3:15 5:00pm Mark Pastin,
Investigation Workshop Part 1
Mark Pastin, Ph.D. President, Council of Ethical Organizations and Health Ethics
Conducting Successful Interviews During an Investigation
Jennifer Trussell Special Agent, Office of the Inspector General, Dept. of Health and
Lunch (on your own)
Investigation Workshop Part 2
Mark Pastin, Ph.D. President, Council of Ethical Organizations and Health Ethics
Differences in Federal, State, and Local Enforcement Actions in Healthcare
Betsy Tonkin Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office
Valerie Smith Staff Attorney, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations,
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
Steve Parks Vice President, ERMC II
Investigation Workshop Part 3
Track B Compliance/Legal/Research
HIPAA Privacy and Security Update
Robert Lower Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP
Oncology Case Presentation
To Be Announced
TennCare OIG Fraud Discussion
Paula Godsey - Legal Division Deputy Inspector General, Office of Inspector General,
Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration
Compliance Law Update
Sara Kay Wheeler Partner, Powell Goldstein, LLP
Lunch (on your own)
Research Mock Trial
Sylvia Friedl Research Compliance Officer, UT College of
W. Neil Thomas, III Circuit Court
Plaintiff's Attorney Mike Richardson, Esq. Horton, Maddox and Anderson
Defense Attorney Sue Scruggs, Esq. Spears, Moore, Rebman and Williams
Donald Chamberlain, MD Chattanooga Oncology Gyne-
Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corp.
Memorial health care system
Blount Memorial Hospital
St. Mary's Health System
Tennessee Association of Compliance and Ethics Officers
Erlanger Health System
Tennessee Hospital Association
West Tennessee Healthcare
The University of Tennessee Medical Center
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Knoxville District Hospitals
The Chattanoogan Hotel 1201 South Broad Street Chattanooga, TN 37402 1-800-619-0018 www.chattanooganhotel.com
Room Rate: $89 per night (Mention code #248390 - the East Tennessee Fraud Working Group Conference to receive the above rate)
Registration deadline: The registration deadline is October 10. If you have not received a confirmation letter prior to the program, please call Penny Williams at THA, 1-800-258-9541 or [email protected]
to confirm your registration. Additional Information Registrants unable to attend may send an alternate. The Association reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a program due to insufficient number of registrants or other unforeseen circumstances. Please contact the education department if you have any questions. Everyone will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of this conference. Maps to the meeting site will be emailed or faxed with confirmation. Refund/Cancellation Policy: An alternate registrant from the same institution will be accepted under the original registration. Registration fees are non-refundable unless written notice of an individual's cancellation is received five (5) business days prior to the program date, in which case a cancellation fee of $25.00 will be deducted from the refund. If notice of the cancellation is received after five (5) business days required, there is NO refund. The same procedure applies for the registration that is faxed in with the indication of payment to follow. You will be billed whether or not you attend the program.
TACEO REGISTRATION FORM October 18-19, 2007
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$40.00 per person/both days
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(Confirmations will be emailed or faxed.)
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CANCELLATION POLICY An alternate registrant from the same institution will be accepted under the original registration. Registration fees are non-refundable unless written notice of an individual's cancellation is received five (5) business days prior to the program, in which case a cancellation fee of $25.00 will be deducted from the refund. If notice of the cancellation is received after 5 business days, there is no refund. The same procedure applies for a registration that is phoned in or faxed with the indication of payment to follow. You will be billed whether or not you attend the program.
Registration Deadline: October 10, 2007
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