November 5-8, 2014
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Early registration deadline: October 6, 2014
The 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Pancreatic Association (APA) will be held jointly with the Japan Pancreas Society (JPS) in honor of both groups’ 45th Anniversary. This will take place at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Big Island from November 5-8. A couple of bonus meetings to be aware of as you are planning your vacation. First, we have two pre-meetings during the day on November 5th. One is a symposium on Acute Pancreatitis, organized by Drs. Steve Pandol, Tooru Shimosegawa, Robert Sutton, and Bechien Wu. Additionally, we are collaborating with the Kenner Family Research Fund on a Summit Meeting discussing Early Detection of Sporadic Pancreatic Cancer. Space is limited for this event, so we would ask you to pre-register. Finally, after the close of the meeting, we are co-hosting an event with the UCLA Department of Surgery, in honor of Dr. Howard Reber’s retirement. So, make sure to plan to come Tuesday, November 4, if you are planning to attend either pre-meeting &/or stay through Sunday to attend Dr. Reber’s event.
The meeting itself will take place at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. We have the entire resort reserved for our meeting. Most rooms will be $220/night (for a view of the ocean!), with some terrace view rooms available for $165/night. Additionally, we have a small block of overflow rooms reserved at Hapuna’s sister property and neighbor, the Mauna Kea resort. Those rooms will be $205 for a golf course view and $220 for an ocean view. These are an especially excellent deal given that this property is even more well-appointed than Hapuna Beach. A free shuttle will run between the two properties for the duration of the meeting which will take about 5-10 min to go between properties.
Hapuna Beach Prince Reservations: 1-866-PRINCE-6 and use code HJPANF or put in a request online
Mauna Kea Reservations: 1-866-PRINCE-6 and use code MJPANF
The closest airport is Keahole-Kona International Airport (KOA). There are several direct flights from the west coast of the US and Canada to Kona. Otherwise, many of you will want to fly via Honolulu airport. We are working with a local company that can assist in booking these inter-island flights as well as ground transportation on the Big Island.
Staying Longer in Hawaii/Visiting Other Islands
Our rates at the Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea are good 5 days before & 5 days after our meeting. If you’d like to check out some other islands, we have negotiated a rate of $199 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club for Marina Ocean View Guest rooms. Reservations can be made at 1-888-9PRINCE and mention you are with the American Pancreatic Association or book online. Additionally, we have a block of rooms reserved at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa for $220/night for ocean view and $199/night for resort view. Please call 1-808-921-4646 and ask for the PRESTIGE rates when booking.
For those flying through Honolulu, the Hawaii Prince is a great location if you plan to have an overnight layover in Honolulu. It is the first major property you reach going from the airport to Waikiki beach.
Call for Abstracts
The abstract deadline has passed. We expect abstract decisions to go out the week of July 28th to allow plenty of time for people to plan their travel.
The application is now closed. Last year, we awarded over 30 Travel Scholarships to Young Investigators. Applicants who will be the presenting author on a submitted abstract are considered the most competitive to receive these awards. Awardees will be notified in late-July, shortly after abstract decisions go out.
The preliminary program will be available in June. Please continue to check back for updates.