2018 Annual Conference in Columbus!


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

  Online registration is now closed. Registration will be available on-site
starting Saturday, May 26 at 1 PM in the Union Station Ballroom Foyer of
the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
 If you have any questions, please contact
the HAPS main office via email or by calling 1-800-448-4277.


View the Full HAPS 2018 Schedule Here

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The Update Seminar portion of the conference will be located at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  

The Hyatt Regency Columbus is the official HAPS hotel and is directly connected to the Convention Center. Our discounted rate is $160/night (+tax). Click here to book online. Call (614) 463-1234 to make a reservation over the phone (don't forget to mention you are with the HAPS group to receive the discounted rate).  The Hyatt Regency Columbus is almost sold out of rooms! If you still need to make a reservation, but are unable to make them at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, here are some hotels that are close to the Hyatt/Convention Center:

  • Crown Plaza Columbus Downtown - 33 E Nationwide Blvd; 614-461-4100
  • Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center - 88 E Nationwide Blvd; 614-221-7008
  • Hilton Columbus Downtown - 401 N High St; 614-384-8600

Book your flight with Delta for a discount! Book online using the code NMQT5 or call 1-800-328-1111.

Pre-registration for the HAPS Fun Run/Walk is now closed. Please register on-site. All proceeds are a donation to HAPS.

Check out our 2018 Exhibitors and Sponsor!

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.



 First time attending? Click here for the Conference Guide

This is what you get with each package:

Entire Conference Package (May 26 - May 30) includes Saturday Evening Welcome Reception, all Update Seminars, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Monday night Social, Workshop sessions hosted by the Ohio State University, breakfast and lunch at the host Institute, and transportation to and from the campus on Workshop days.

Update Seminar Package (May 26 - May 28) includes Saturday Evening Welcome Reception, all Update Seminars, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Monday night Social.

Workshop Package (May 29 - May 30) includes all workshops, breakfast and boxed lunches both days, and transportation to the Ohio State University on Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th.

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 Welcome Reception, Monday 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 can be downloaded HERE!
For the Decorator Kit, please click here. For AV Services, please click here.
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

Saturday, May 26
Welcome reception in the evening

Sunday, May 27
First Timer's Breakfast - see the guide for first timers for more details.
Second Timer's Breakfast - thanks for coming back!

Monday, May 28
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.