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Updated February 15, 2012

Residents Forum Spring 2012 Meeting

Register now and reserve your hotel room online.


Saturday, March 17, 2012


Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R9
Phone: 604-331-1000

This meeting is co-located in the USCAP Annual Conference city. USCAP is scheduled March 17-23, and being held at the Vancouver Convention Center just 8 blocks away.

Who Should Attend

All residents are encouraged to attend the Residents Forum. Let your colleagues know that this residents’ day is free*. All residents are welcome to attend with your program’s designated RF Delegates.

What is the Meeting Fee

There is no cost for you to attend the CAP Residents Forum meeting. The College provides breakfast and lunch during Residents Forum in addition to libations and refreshments at two receptions on Friday and Saturday nights. You will be provided your CAP name badge and agenda materials onsite.

How to Register and Book Housing

Register for the Residents Forum meeting via the Spring ’12 website.

The College has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center for members attending this meeting. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and can be booked via the Spring ’12 registration site or by calling Sheraton reservations: 604-331-1000.

Our group rate is $175/night CAD, exchange rates vary daily. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card.

Airline Tickets
The CAP Travel Desk is operated by FCm Travel, the official travel agency for CAP meetings. American and Delta are the official airline carriers for the CAP. To obtain discounted fares, tickets must be purchased from the travel desk. Call Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT at 847-832-7800 in Illinois or 800-323-4040 ext. 7800 outside Illinois.

Passport Required
Passports are required; make sure yours is up to date today.

What to Expect

Preliminary Schedule of Events*

Friday, March 16, 2012
5:00–6:30 PMResidents Forum and House of Delegates Welcome Reception
Saturday, March 17, 2012
7:30–8:00 AMResidents Forum and House of Delegates Sign-in and Breakfast
8:00–10:15 AM Residents Forum and House of Delegates Morning Joint Session
10:30 AM–NOON Residents Forum Meeting
NOON–1:15 PMResidents Forum and House of Delegates Luncheon
1:30–4:00 PM Residents Forum Meeting
4:00–6:00 PM Residents Forum and House of Delegates Networking Reception

* The Residents Forum meeting schedule is subject to change. Please refer to the Residents Forum agenda book for the final meeting schedule.

Agenda Topics

The Residents Forum Executive Committee has planned the Residents Forum meeting to include topics that RF delegates indicated they want to talk about and greater opportunities for interaction.

  • Tips for Finding a Fellowship
  • Update on the New Fellowship Match
  • Tips for Starting Your Own Practice
  • Contract Negotiation Skills
  • Special Networking with CAP’s House of Delegates

Meeting Agenda Books

You may access an electronic version of the agenda book on CAP for Residents approximately two weeks before the meeting. Hard copies will be available at the Residents Forum sign-in desk on the morning of the meeting.

Social and Networking Events

The schedule for this meeting includes receptions on Friday and Saturday evenings. Don’t miss these opportunities to network with other residents, House of Delegates members, and CAP leadership.

Questions? Contact Jan Glas at 800-323-4040 ext. 7499 or via email.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver.