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Frequently Asked Questions ACS 2016 Convention
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Where will this year's Alaska Chiropractic Society Convention be held? 
  • The 2016 Alaska Chiropractic Society Convention will be held October 6-9, 2016 at the Hotel Captain Cook in downtown Anchorage.  NEW THIS YEAR - WE'VE EXPANDED TO 4 DAYS!  The Captain Cook's is located at 939 W. 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

What about air travel - any negotiated discount for airfare?  

  • ECMX197!  Group discount code for 7% discount on Alaska Air or Horizon Air flights to Anchorage for travel dates between 10/3/16 and 10/12/16.  Travel from Mexico, Hawaii and Canada excluded on discount.  To use the Discount Code, go online to http://www.alaskaair.com and input the Discount Code ECMX197 when searching for flights.  Teh discount will be applied to any flights meeting the travel parameters above.  By clicking the "?" next to the discount code box after entering the code, you may view a detailed description of the rules.  You may also use the Discount Code by calling Alaska Airlines Group Desk; however a $15.00 per person ticketing fee will apply.  

Is there a special rate for a hotel room at the Hotel Captain Cook Hotel?  

  • ACS has negotiated rates at TWO Properties for the 2016 Convention - The Hotel Captain Cook and their sister property, The Voyager Inn, located directly across the street from the Hotel Captain Cook.  
  • The group rate for the 2016 ACS Convention is for the Hotel Captain Cook is a Deluxe Room (Single/Double occupancy) at $135.00 plus tax.   This rate is available for hotel stays 10/3/2016 through 10/12/16.  Junior Suites have a rate of $210/night plus tax.  One bedroom Executive Suites are $230/night plus tax and Two-Bedroom Executive Suites are $370/night plus tax.  CLICK HERE for the direct reservation link for the Hotel Captain Cook for the ACS 2016 Convention.  
  • The group rate for the 2016 ACS Convention at The Voyager Inn is a Guest Room (Single/Double occupancy) at $110.00 plus tax.   This rate is available for hotel stays 10/3/2016 through 10/12/16.  Check in is 3:00 pm, check out is 12:00 noon.  CLICK HERE for the reservation link for The Voyager Inn.  

What about parking in downtown Anchorage?  

  • You will need to pay for any metered street parking for Thursday and Friday but metered parking is free on Saturday and Sunday - limited availability.  On-street parking is free in downtown Anchorage after 6:00 pm and all day on weekends.  Click HERE for a map of available parking downtown with rates.  
  • Captain Cook Garage located on K Street between 4th and 5th.  The garage entrance is located on 4th Avenue just past the Hotel Captain Cook.  Discounted self - parking passes available at the rate of $16.00/per vehicle/per day Thursday through Sunday IF PURCHASED IN ADVANCE with your convention registration or ONLINE (before 9/30/2016) from ACS.  Regular garage parking pricing = $1.50 per 20 minutes or $30 per 24 hours.  
  • Diamond Parking lot located at 510 K Street lot -  Discounted self - parking passes available at the rate of $16.00/per vehicle/per day Thursday through Sunday IF PURCHASED IN ADVANCE with your convention registration or ONLINE (before 9/30/2016) from ACS.   Regular lot parking pricing = $20 (6-10 hours) and $25 (24 hours).  

Does the Hotel Captain Cook have an Airport Shuttle?  

  • The Hotel Captain Cook does not offer an airport shuttle.  Shuttleman offers $10/per person transfers (possible wait times for other passengers) to/from the airport to the Hotel Captain Cook.  To schedule a shuttle, please go to www.shuttleman.net.  Open up "Quick Quote" located on left side of webpage.  Under "Service" select:
    "Alaska Chiropractic Society"  and complete rest of "Quick Quote.   
  • Cab fare runs about $15-$20 from the airport to the Hotel Captain Cook and takes approx. 10 minutes.  
    Alaska Dispatch 907-222-2222.  
    AK Checker Cab 907-644-4444.  
  • BAC Transportation is also extending their Corporate rate for airport transportation.  Contact them at 907-222-2600 and mention the Alaska Chiropractic Society for discount.  4 passenger Sedan runs $114.75 and 5-7 passenger SUV runs $128.25.  Prices include gratuity and fuel surcharge.  

When will registration be open for Convention?  

  • Registration for DCs opened 5/17/16.  Early-Bird discount ended 6/15/2015.  Early birds save $100 off 3-day and 4-day DC registration and $50 off  1-day and 2-day registrations.  
  • Registration for CAs opens 6/17/16!  Early-Bird discount will go through 07/18/2016.  Early birds save $25 off ALL CA registrations.  

How many credits will I be able to earn at Convention?

  • Doctors of Chiropractic will be able to complete up to 32 CEUs over the four-day event.  Credits will be available for all required course topics - Ethics, CPR, Documentation/Coding, and Radiology at all sessions.  In addition, a multitude of other  CE courses will be available on HIPAA Compliance, Nutrition, Lasers, Extremity Adjusting, Posture Certification classes, Employment Hiring/Firing Guidelines, Exams, Technique, etc. 

What's the cost for a Doctor of Chiropractic to attend Convention?  

  • Galaxy Package - DC 1-Day Attendance - up to 8 CEUs.  Includes Breakfast, Lunch and snacks for the day (Thursday = lunch only).  No special events included in one day admission.  
    ACS Members = $550           Non-Members = $600
  • Quasar Package - DC 2-Day Attendance - up to 16 CEUs.  Includes Breakfast, Lunch and snacks for two days (Thursday = lunch only).  Includes one special event - Thursday night meet/greet, Friday night Reception or Saturday night Dessert/Wine Bar.  
    ACS Members = $700           Non-Members = $850
  • Pulsar Package - DC 3-Day Attendance - up to 24 CEUs.  Includes Breakfast, Lunch and snacks for three days (Thursday = lunch only).  All receptions and special events included (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).  
    ACS Members = $850           Non-Members = $1100 
  • Cosmic Package - DC 4-Day Attendance - up to 32 CEUs.  Includes Breakfast, Lunch and snacks for four days (Thursday = lunch only).  All receptions and special events included (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).  
    ACS Members = $850           Non-Members = $1100 

What's the cost for Chiropractic Staff to attend Convention?  All convention programming except for technique and radiology courses are open for staff to attend.   

  • Galaxy  Package - CA 1 Day Attendance includes Breakfast, Lunch and snacks for the day.  No special events included in one day admission.  
    ACS Members = $325           Non-Members = $400
  • Quasar Package - CA 2 Day Attendance includes Breakfast, Lunch and snacks for two days.  Includes one special event - Thursday night meet/greet, Friday night Reception or Saturday night Dessert/Wine Bar.  
    ACS Members = $425           Non-Members = $500
  • Pulsar Package - CA 3 Day Attendance includes Breakfast, Lunch and snacks for all three days.  All receptions and special events included (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).  
    ACS Members = $525           Non-Members = $600 
  • Cosmic Package - DC 4 Day Attendance - up to 32 CEUs.  Includes Breakfast, Lunch and snacks for four days (Thursday = lunch only).  All receptions and special events included (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).  
    ACS Members = $625           Non-Members = $700 

Can I bring a guest to one of the evening events?

Additional evening event tickets are available for Thursday night's Blast Off for Success Welcome Reception, Friday night's Shoot for the Moon Reception and Saturday night's Out of this World Dessert/Wine Bar.  The cost is $25 per event.  Contact Sheri Ryan at (907) 903-1350 or select additional tickets when registering online. 

What is the Refund/Cancellation Policy for Convention registration?  

Refund Policy - There is a $50 non-refundable processing fee on all registrations paid.  50% refund for cancellations made on or prior to 30 days before the date of the actual event.  No refunds for cancellations 30 days before the date of the actual event or for no-shows. However, in certain situations, registration fee may be applied to attendance at any ACS sponsored event held within one year. There will be a $50 non-transferable fee for less than 30 day notice.  Please contact ACS at (907) 903-1350 for cancellation requests.  

Are children allowed in the training sessions at Convention?  

Child Policy -  To avoid distracting situations with children attending the classes, ACS has established these policies:  The Alaska Chiropractic Society does allow and support breastfeeding mothers who are participating in our seminars. However, the noise level from the attending infants must be a minimum at the seminars. It is very difficult to concentrate when there is a child who is making cooing, whining, crying, laughing or significant noises.  

As parents, we get accustomed to the little sounds that our children can make. This can be very distracting to those who do not have children. We are asking mothers to be overly sensitive and as soon as a child makes a noise (either pleasant or not) to leave the room. In this way all attendees will be respectful of others and their ability to concentrate at the seminars.  

We have found that children over nine months of age are unable to sit quietly through a 4-8 hour session. Not only is it distracting to other attendees but the time the mother has to spend out of the room with the child is taking away from her classroom hours as well. This is a serious consideration for the mother’s ability to fulfill the ACS classroom hour attendance policy as these hours will be deducted from her attendance hours and may require make-up. It is our strong recommendation that mothers have an assistant present with them during the weekend who is able to tend to the child and yet have the child on-site for breastfeeding or other irreplaceable needs.  The Alaska Chiropractic Society has reserved the Whitby Room on the lower lobby level as a private area designated for nursing mothers.  

Children of all ages are welcome in those classes during specific times where the instructor has invited parents to bring them demonstration purposes.

Suggestions for children in classes: Some mothers will set up a baby monitor in the classroom, and in the hallway. This way, if they need to leave the room for a brief time, they are able to continue to listen to the class.

Thank you for your attention and consideration.

How will you track Continuing Education Course Attendance?

ACS will utilize a scanner system to track Doctors of Chiropractic attendance at Convention courses where continuing education credits are being issued.  It is the DC's responsibility to insure they are scanned in when they enter a class and scanned out when they depart.  You will be asked to scan out of a training session when you leave for any extended absence.  Any extended time away from the class will not count towards your CEU requirements.  Credits are issued based on the time you are actually in the classroom participating in the education.  You will not be asked to scan out for short bathroom breaks.  Please be respectful of this honor system.  Abuses will be dealt with individually.  ACS reserves the right to ask any DC to withdraw from a course without credits being issued in cases of severe abuse of this honor system.  

Have a question not listed?  Contact ACS at 907.903.1350 or sryan@akchiro.org.  

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Phone: (907) 903-1350   Fax:  (907) 770-3790   Email:  info@akchiro.org