2018 Annual Conference in Columbus!


HAPS Annual Conference - May 26-30, 2018
(Saturday to Wednesday)


The Update Seminar portion of the conference will be located at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  The convention center is connected to the official conference hotel: the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

The Hyatt Regency Columbus is the official HAPS hotel. Our discounted rate is $160/night (+tax). Click here to book online. Call to make a reservation over the phone (don't forget to mention you are with the HAPS group to receive the discounted rate). 

 The Columbus region has so much to do - take a look at the recommendations for things to do after the conference.

If you are using Delta use our discount code! Go to delta.com/meeting and enter the code to receive our discounted rate or call 1-800-328-1111 to make a reservation over the phone. 

Anatomy & Physiology: Innovations Inside & Outside the Classroom is the theme for this year's conference and it is being coordinated by Jennifer Burgoon & Melissa Quinn. For questions about the conference, please contact info@hapsconnect.org or 1-800-448-4277 (USA) or 1-706-845-8204.

View our list of 2018 Exhibitors and Sponsors

 First time attending? Click here for the Conference Guide

This is what you get with each package:

Entire Conference Package (May 24 - May 28) includes Wednesday evening Welcome Reception, all Update Seminars, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Friday night Social, Workshop sessions hosted by the University of Utah, breakfast and lunch at the host Institute, and transportation to and from the campus on Workshop days.

Update Seminar Package (May 24 - May 26) includes Wednesday evening Welcome Reception, all Update Seminars, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, and the Friday night Social.

Workshop Package (May 27 - May 28) includes all workshops, breakfast, box lunches both days, and transportation to the University of Utah on Saturday, May 27th, and Sunday, May 28th.

Guest Fees apply to all guests who are not registered as participants for the conference, regardless of age. The guest fee allows a participant's guest to attend the Wednesday Welcome Reception, Friday night Social, and visit the exhibit hall. To attend the update seminars or workshops, a package (entire conference, update seminar, or workshop) will need to be purchased. 


 Exhibitor info

The Exhibitor packet is available here. Deadline to guarantee booth space was January 20, 2017, and while that deadline has passed, there are still a few spaces available.

For information on demographics of attendees, please click here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the HAPS Main Office by email or phone (1-800-448-4277 OR 1-706-845-8204).


Other Events and Options

Wednesday, May 24
Welcome reception in the evening

Thursday, May 25
First Timer's Breakfast - see the guide for first timers for more details.
Second Timer's Breakfast - thanks for coming back!

Friday, May 26
Evening Social - this is included in the registration fee.


Conference Policies

Speaker & Workshop Presentations

HAPS cannot provide PowerPoint presentations or videos from Update Speakers or workshop presenters. If an attendee would like a copy of a speaker or presenters material, individuals should ask for materials directly from the speaker/presenter if they so desire. Photos and videos of presentations are forbidden without permission from that speaker/presenter. Please contact the HAPS Main Office with any questions you may have. 

Refund Policy

Until the end of the regular registration period for the conference, a withdrawing registrant will receive a full refund minus a handling fee equal to 15% of the registration fee. From the beginning of the late registration period up to 5 business days before the conference begins, 75% of the registration fee will be refundable. No refunds will be made later than 5 days before the conference begins. Refund of fees requires an emailed request to info@hapsconnect.org no later than 5 business days before the start of the conference. Refund requests received prior to the conference may not be processed until after the conference.