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From:Shirley Powell <powell.s@gain.mercer.edu> (by way of histonet)
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MARK YOU CALENDARS, MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS

The 1999 Region  III NSH meeting hosted by GSH will be held in Atlanta
at the Marriott North Central.  Reservations should be made directly
with the hotel by calling 1-800-228-9290.  NOTE:   Please identify
guests as attendees of the GSH/Region III NSH meeting to receive special
room rates of $79 single/double, $89 triple, and $99 quad, plus
(currently) 12% tax.  CUT OFF DATE FOR ROOM RATE IS FEBRUARY 22,  1999;
after that date general rates apply.  Check in is 3:00 p.m./check out is
12 noon.  There is complimentary parking and the hotel is easily
accessible from I-285 from any direction.
TRANSPORTATION:  Atlanta Airport Shuttle service from Hartsfield
International Airport  is $15 one way/$24 roundtrip.  Shuttle
reservations can be made by calling 1-800-842-2770 or 404-524-3400; taxi
cost $30 one way and Marta $1.50  to Brookhaven Station and taxi from
there is $6.  The program outline is below.  For a more detailed program
and a registration form, please reply to me, powell.s@gain.mercer.edu.
Include your fax # or mailing address.  Vendors may contact Lori Knowles
at LAKandCAS@aol.com for vendor information.  See you in Atlanta in
March.
PLEASE COPY AND PASS ON TO ANY HISTOTECHS WHO MAY NOT GET THIS MESSAGE.

PROGRAM
Wednesday, March 10, 1999
HT/HTL Review Session        2-5 p.m.
Early Registration         6-8 p.m.

Thursday, March 11, 1999
Registration          7-8 a.m.
Workshop #1         8:30-12 noon
2001: HISTOLOGY CYBERSPACE - Linda Jenkins, HT(ASCP) & John Tarpley, BA,
HT(ASCP)
Workshop #2     8:30-12 noon
RODENT NECROPSY TECHNIQUES - Barbara Munch, BS  -
Workshop #3     8:30-12 noon
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY IN SURGICAL PATHOLOGY - Bob Santoiani, BS,  HTL(ASCP

Break in the Exhibit area     10-10:30 a.m.
Lunch in Exhibit Area (concession)      12-1:30 p.m.
Workshop #4             1:30-5 p.m.
ADVANCED DETECTION SYSTEMS FOR RESEARCH IN IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY AND IN
SITU HYBRIDIZATION - Jette Lassen, M.S.
Workshop #5     1:30-5 p.m.
HISTOLOGY EQUIPMENT REPAIR - What Can I DO? - Shandon-Lipshaw Service
Representative
Workshop #6     1:30-5 p.m.
SPECIAL STAINS: THEIR CHEMICAL MECHANISM - Jerry Fredenburgh, HT(ASCP)
Break in the Exhibit Area       3-3:30 p.m.
Vendor's Reception      4 - 7 p.m.
GSH BOD meeting      7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 12, 1999
Workshop #7     8:30-12 noon
APPLICATIONS OF BASIC IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY PLUS NEW TECHNOLOGICAL
BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE CLINICAL LABORATORY  Helen Palmer, BS & Kathleen
Dittrich, HT(ASCP)HTL -
Workshop #8     8:30-12 noon
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION:  ROUTINE AND MOLECULAR
PATHOLOGY TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE DIAGNOSIS AND
RESEARCH - Tim Morken, BS, EMT(MSA), HTL(ASCP)
Workshop #9     8:30-12 noon
UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF FROZEN SECTIONS - Mequita Praet, HT(ASCP)HTL &
Janice Presnell, HT(ASCP) -
Break in the Exhibit Area     10-10:30 a.m.
Awards Luncheon in Exhibit area      12-1:30 p.m.

Clinical Sessions
Dr. Jeffery Smith , Associate Medical Examiner    1:30-3 p.m.
FORENSIC PATHOLOGY INTERLUDE
Break in the Exhibit Area     3-3:30 p.m.
Marvin Hanna, BS, MBA       3:30-5 p.m.
THE FDA AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY
REGION III General Business Meeting      5-6 p.m.
Friday Night you are on your own CITY STYLE in Atlanta
Saturday, March 13, 1999
Workshop #10        8:30-12 noon
MICROWAVE PROCESSING TECHNIQUES - Steven Slap, BA MA M.Phil - Workshop
#11        8:30-12 noon
CLIA DEFINED - Maribeth Gagnon, MS, HTL(ASCP) 
CLIA INSPECTION PROCESS - Betty Logan, BA, MT(ASCP) & Genelle Wilkes,
BS, MT(ASCP) Workshop #12        8:30-12 noon
MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY  AND TISSUE IDENTIFICATION - Craig Player -
Break           10-10:30 a.m.
Meeting adjourned at 12 noon




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