Registration Policies

Confirmation Letter 

You will receive a confirmation letter via email once you are registered for the convention If you have not received a confirmation letter within three weeks of submitting your registration, please contact an NSH staff member at 443-535-4060. 

Email Address

NSH requires a unique email address per registration. This email is used for communications between NSH staff and the registered attendee including the confirmation, workshop cancellations or changes, vendor announcements etc. NSH will not register multiple people with one email address nor will NSH register an individual without an email address. 

Badges 

Attendees registering in advance may pick up their badge & welcome packet at the NSH Registration Desk. Attendees will not be allowed to pick up other attendee badges or materials. Badge sharing, splitting and reprints are strictly prohibited.

Consent for Use of Photographic Images 

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NSH meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to permit NSH's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, audiotapes of such events and activities. 

Cancellations/Substitutions 

Cancellations of Entire Registration: All cancellations must be received in writing (email is acceptable) by August 20, 2019. Cancellations received in writing by this date will receive a refund minus a $75.00 processing fee, but all additional registration costs will be refunded. Tickets to networking events (Awards Ceremony, Networking Reception), guest passes and exhibit hall only passes are nonrefundable. Cancellations received after August 20, 2019 (without provisions for a substitute) and no-shows are responsible for all convention fees. Cancellations will not be accepted by phone.

Cancellations of Individual Workshops: Cancellations for short courses or hands on trainings are accepted up to September 1, 2019 and must be received in writing (email is acceptable). After this date session costs will not be refunded.

Reimbursements - 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.

Please note: Cancellations, for any reason, will not be accepted for persons registering after the deadline of August 20, 2019. Substitutions will be accepted at any time, at no additional charge.

Special Offers/Discount Codes

Use of discount codes is only valid at the time of initial purchase/registration. Refunds will not be authorized for existing registrations where the special offer was received after the initial purchase. Discount codes cannot be applied to already reduced/discounted registrations. Limit one (1) special offer/discount code per registration.

Payment

Payment in full is due with your registration. Attendees with a balance due will not be permitted to check in or attend the Convention.

Registrants can pay by:

1. Check made payable to the National Society for Histotechnology (Canadian and Foreign checks must be paid in U.S. Funds drawn on a U.S. Bank.)

2. Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)

3. Fully Executed Purchase Order – a copy of the purchase order must accompany your registration and include billing information. Registrations made via Purchase Order must be paid in full prior to the start of the Convention, September 20, 2019.

4. Money Order

Schedule Changes

Program and speakers are subject to change. Efforts will be made to notify participants in the event of cancellations and/or schedule changes. NSH will not be responsible for any costs incurred, including airfare (or penalties) and hotel, as a result of a cancellation, instructor, or date and time change.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests

If you wish to register for the Convention and you have an accommodation request or special need (physical limitations, dietary restrictions, etc.) please submit your request in writing to NSH Director of Meetings & Education, Aubrey Wanner, aubrey@nsh.org or via fax, 443-535-4055. Requests for special assistance must be received a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of the meeting.

Continuing Education Credits (Contact Hours)

All NSH sponsored educational sessions have been approved for NSH contact hours and count toward the ASCP's Certificate Maintenance Program. 

Contact Hour Certificates
All attendees must turn in provided workshop tickets to receive credit for the sessions they attended. Once attendance records are reconciled contact hour certificates are made available through the NSH Contact Hour Portal for all attendees. Attendees will receive an email when the contact hours are available approximately 4-6 weeks after the convention.

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