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Registration is now open for the Eighth Annual ACDIS Conference being held May 19-21 in San Antonio, Texas!

Click this link to download the conference brochure. And click here to register!

ACDIS members receive $100 off their registration fee. Not a member yet? Call 800-650-6787 today!  

Ready to book your room? Call the Marriott at 800-648-4462 and mention "ACDIS HCPRO 2015" to get the conference discounted rate.

The 2015 Speaker Application period is now closed.

We have room for five more posters for the Poster Session. Click here to download the application. Deadline to apply is February 27, 2015 or until the five slots are filled.

We will administer the CCDS certification exam at the conference, at 1 p.m. (after the conference closes) on Thursday, May 21. Click here to download the application, complete and submit it by April 17. Be sure to write "Exam at San Antonio" across at the top of your application. Only registered candidates will be admitted, walk ins are not allowed.

Join the conference as an exhibitor/sponsor!
Click this link to learn about sponsorship opportunities. To become an exhibitor, e-mail Chris Driscoll


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