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  ACDIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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? The Marriott is sold out. Additional rooms are available at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio on E. Market Street. Reservations must be made by calling 888-421-1442 or 800-233-1234 and mentioning the group ACDIS.

The 2015 Speaker Application period is closed.

The Poster Session Application period is closed.

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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    Pediatric Record Review: A Case Study For Physician Engagement and CDI Success

    As CDI efforts continue to grow in children's hospitals and pediatric units, the need to identify the effectiveness of these efforts and opportunities for improvement becomes more and more apparent. Join us on Tuesday, April 21 for this 90-minute webcast, experts Valerie Bica, BSN, RN, CPN, and Lisa Adkins, MSN, RN, CPNP, CRCR, CPHM, and Maria Petrini, MD, discuss how they have successfully structured their pediatric CDI program, identified opportunities for growth, and have transformed traditional CDI efforts into those that fit their facility's main focus--children!

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