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General Information

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION You will receive an electronic confirmation by e-mail only if your registration is received no later than April 27, 2011. All registration after April 27, 2011 will be done onsite at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel. Register early as space is limited in certain sessions!

YOUR PERSONAL CONFERENCE AGENDA There are numerous sessions to choose from at the Annual School. Please take a couple of minutes to let us know which sessions you would like to attend by checking the appropriate boxes on your online registration form. You will be sent a copy of the sessions that you sign up for in your automated confirmation response. If you are interested in a specific area, we’ve categorized each session into one of five possible tracks. A description of the tracks is shown on page 2. To help you in making your session selections, a brief description of each session is included in this brochure.

We strongly encourage early registration due to limited space. You will be asked to show your agenda prior to entering each workshop. This will ensure that space is available to you and will eliminate an overflow of unregistered attendees.

ANNUAL SCHOOL TRADE SHOW Each year the Annual School includes a trade show of those providing services and products of interest to those in the addictions field. The trade show will be open all three days of the conference. If you are interested in exhibiting at the Annual School, please contact us at 907-242-6638 or send a request to sada@ak.net.

ANNUAL SCHOOL AWARDS This year, the Annual School is hosting an Awards Luncheon on Wednesday to honor those who have given exemplary service to the field. A nomination ballot is included in this brochure (page 19). Please take a moment to complete the ballot and return it by April 10, 2011.

SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS/NEEDS The Annual School on Addictions wishes to take steps to ensure that no disabled person is excluded. All facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Please call the Sheraton Hotel to describe your special needs. In order to assure accommodation, please contact the AAPA office at 907-242-6638 at least three weeks prior to the conference.

PERSONAL COMFORT For personal comfort in rooms of varying temperatures, make sure to include a sweater or light jacket for use during conference presentations and events. Please mute cell phones and pagers during the conference.

MESSAGE CENTER There will be a message board located at the Conference Registration/Information Desk.

periodically. Messages Anchorage Hotel and ask

will not be hand-delivered. Persons wishing for the Annual School on Addictions Conference

to leave messages Desk or your room.

Please should

check the board call the Sheraton

CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP EVALUATIONS Workshop Evaluation Forms will be handed out in each workshop and keynote session. Please be sure to complete the information before leaving the workshop and turn it in to the volunteers stationed at the back of the room.

CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS When you check in at the conference, you will be given a contact hour log to track the specific sessions you attend. At the end of the conference, Certificates of Attendance will be distributed. Applications to award Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be submitted to the following organizations:

  • Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (formerly ACCDPC)

  • Alaska Licensed Professional Counselors

  • Alaska Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Alaska Chapter NASW

37th Annual School on Addictions and Behavioral Health


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