Frequently Asked Questions

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Your username and password for the Attendee Service Center is located on your confirmation email. You will receive your confirmation email after you have registered for the event.  If for some reason you are unable to locate your username and password or if you forget your password please call NSH at 443.535.4060 or email


NSH hosts several networking events during the convention.  To learn more, click here.   Vendor partners who exhibit also host their own, independent events.  Be sure to look out for email invitations from these companies as they are sent directly from our vendors. 

It is not necessary for you to print out your confirmation email, but it definitely helps.  When you check in at the registration desk in New Orleans you will be able to scan the bar code on your confirmation email, and this speeds up the process.  If you do not have your confirmation email, you can also check in using your name.


Registration Fees


Enhanced Education Member

Core Education

Student Member Non Member
Early Rates (April 1 - April 30)        
Full Conference Pass  $319 $399 $309 $599
Weekend Pass $249 $299 $229 $349
Virtual Pass $229 $229 $229 $329
Advanced Rates (May 1- July 15)        
Full Conference Pass  $365 $425 $349 $649
Weekend Pass $279 $329 $249 $379
Virtual Pass $229 $229 $229 $329
Standard Rates (July 16 - Sept 20)        
Full Conference Pass $419 $499 $369 $699
Weekend Pass $299 $349 $269 $399
Virtual Pass $229 $229 $229 $329
Special Rates        
Vendor Expo Only $75 $75 $75 $99
Group Rate for Organizations 5+ $25 off
each registration


Full Conference Pass registration fee includes a welcome packet at check in, continental breakfast, admittance to workshops, the keynotes, the welcome reception, vendor expo, digital poster sessions, virtual program on demand library and the event mobile app. Please note: To qualify for the student rate you must be an NSH Student member. 

Weekend Pass registration fee includes the event’s mobile app, a welcome packet at check in, continental breakfast, admittance to workshops, a keynote, the welcome reception, vendor expo, digital poster sessions and the event's mobile app on Saturday, Sept 21 & Sunday, Sept 22.

Virtual Pass registration fee includes access to virtual program live streamed sessions on Monday, Sept 23 & Tuesday, Sept 24, the on-demand library which includes 3 recorded general sessions (for 14 days), and the digital poster gallery.

Group Rates

To qualify for group rate pricing you must register your entire group at the same time.  You cannot add to the group after registration is complete. Individuals that receive the group rate must also come from the same organization/company.

Guest Passes

Full Conference Pass attendees can register up to 1 guest for a fee of $119.00. Guest badges will provide access to the vendor expo, continental breakfast, and the Saturday evening Welcome Reception. Guests are not permitted into workshops or general sessions.  Guests must be at least 18 years of age. Guest Passes are nonrefundable.

Vendor Expo Only Passes

The trade show floor is open to qualified individuals in histology and pathology for a fee of $75.00 for NSH members and $99 for non members. This ensures a high buyer/supplier ratio. Local technologists and pathologists unable to attend the meeting are welcome to visit the exhibits anytime during scheduled hours with an Vendor Expo Only pass.  Vendor Expo Only passes solely include access to the Expo Hall for all days the hall is open to attendees.  It does not include access to any networking events, workshops, continental breakfast, convention swag, or general sessions.  Unqualified family members of registered attendees & booth attendants are not permitted on the show floor.  All registrants, including Vendor Expo Only Passes, must be 18 years of age. Vendor Expo Only passes are nonrefundable. Vendor Only passes are available for purchase starting August 1, 2024. 

Once you are registered for the convention you are sent an email confirmation to the email listed on the form.  If you do not receive an email confirmation either we did not receive your registration and you are not registered or the email we have for you is incorrect. Please give us a call at 443.535.4060 or email us and we will be able to help you.

Your receipt is your email confirmation.  The email confirmation is sent to you via email after you are registered and all of your payment information is listed on the email.  You can also access this through the Attendee Service Center.  If you have any questions regarding your registration payments please contact

If you are a current student member in the histology field, you are able to register for the event for a discounted rate.  You must be enrolled at a NASCLS approved institution.  Your discounted registration rate will automatically appear if you are qualified for the student registration pass. 

Cancelations of Entire Registration: All cancelations must be received in writing (email is acceptable) by August 23, 2024. Registrants who submit their cancelations in writing by this date will receive a refund minus a $75.00 administrative fee. Tickets to the roundtable talks, guest passes and vendor expo only passes are nonrefundable. Cancelations received after August 23, 2024, (without provisions for a substitute) and no-shows are responsible for all convention fees. Full Conference Pass attendees that do not attend the convention will have access to the virtual on demand library for 14 days. Cancelations will not be accepted by phone.

Cancelations of Learning Labs: Cancelations for learning labs are eligible for a refund if received by September 2, 2024; cancelations must be in writing (email is acceptable). After this date session costs will not be refunded. NSH reserves the right to cancel a workshop, express talk or learning lab due to circumstances beyond its control or for insufficient registration. Registrants for a canceled session will be notified immediately and allowed to substitute a session or obtain a full session refund. The Society is not responsible for penalties incurred as a result of canceled transportation or accommodations.

Please note: Cancelations, for any reason, will not be accepted for persons registering after the deadline of August 23, 2024. Substitutions will be accepted at any time, at no additional charge.



No cash exchange or refunds are provided on-site. Reimbursements are processed after the conclusion of the convention and will be sent to the payer.


Yes.  You are able to register with a Purchase Order,but you must include a copy of the PO.  Regsitrants are responsabile for submitting their invoice to their purchasing department and all balances must be paid by September 19, 2024 or your registration will be cancelled. 

Mail Payments:
The National Society for Histotechnology, Inc.
PO Box 715914
Philadelphia, PA 19171-5914

When logging into the Attendee Service Center you have access to change your contact information including your address, email and phone. If for some reason it was entered incorrrectly or your information has changed, you can log in and change whatever you need.

If you feel that you are a current member of NSH and it can not find you in the system, please give NSH a call at 443.535.4060.

If you are not a member, but want to take advantage of the member rates you add membership to your registration.

Yes, groups of 5 or more receive $25 off of each of their registration fees. The individuals musts regsiter at the same time for the discount to apply.

The First Time Attendee question is for those attending in person in New Orleans.  First time attendees in New Orleans are invited to a welcome reception.


NSH has reserved a limited number of rooms at special convention rates at two local hotels. For more specific details about these hotels and links to book your room visit our Hotel Information page.

Vendor Expo

September 22: 10:30am-4:00pm ET
September 23: 10:30am-4:00pm ET
September 24: 9:00am-1:00pm ET

* Ticket Auction drawing takes place on 9/24 from 12:00-12:30pm.  You must be present to win. 

Click here to review the current list of registered exhibitors.


To see which workshops are sold out please visit our Sold Out/Canceled Workshops page.  When registering for the event you will not be able to register for a workshop that is sold out, unfortunately there are no waiting lists for workshops.

Learning Lab Sessions provide in depth training on a subject by demonstrating a technique or process. Participants work with and are exposed to equipment, specimens, chemicals and reagents. To enhance the experience and access to the instructor, attendance is limited. Unlike Convention Workshops, Learning Labs require preregistration and incur additional fees.

Workshops:  All lecture style workshops are open and will be available as space permits.  You do not need to pay extra for lecture workshops, they are included with your registration fee.  

Learning Labs: Learning Labs are hands on training options are available to you as an added charge.  You will need to add these sessions when you register and there are limited in seats. 

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