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35th Annual Summer Meeting
July 4 - 8, 2012

Gaylord National Harbor
201 Waterfront Street National Harbor
Fort Washington, MD 20744


Dear friends,

Welcome to the 35th Annual APPNA Convention at the Gaylord National Harbor. Our conference officially starts on July 4, which as you know is our Nations birthday and is celebrated throughout the country, with even greater pride in Washington DC. Many activities are planned including spectacular fireworks at the National Mall. This will result in many road closings and detours, so please plan your trip accordingly if you are planning to travel on July 4th. You may also find driving directions and other transportation information from the APPNA.org web site or the conference brochure. The Web site also has important updates including the official meeting program. The host committee has worked hard to create a fantastic program for your education and entertainment.

The Host committee and many volunteers will be out in full force to help and guide you at each step. Their info is listed on the summer meeting website with their emails and contact information's. It is also included in the summer meeting publication which you will get at the registration site.

Finally while we all wish to preserve APPNA's unique family experience I humbly request that you please instruct your children to act responsibly and refrain from activities that may damage property or cause injury to themselves or others around them. Damage to hotel property results in fines and damages our reputation. This year any damage inside guest rooms will be the direct responsibility of the person booking that room and charged to their credit card. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe week. Please do let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable.

Zahid Butt MD, FACG
Chair, Host Committee, APPNA Summer Meeting 2012


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