25th Annual PPAG Meeting
April 27- May 1, 2016
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
PPAG-Made-Easy. This is your one-stop shop for everything Annual Meeting related. Below you will find some frequently asked questions and answers. Have a question you'd like to add to this page? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bring a sweater or jacket!! Hotels temperature control is notoriously difficult. Frequently changing the number of people in conference rooms makes it very difficult to keep a steady temperature. You'll be more comfortable if you bring a jacket. Heck, we allow blankets, too!
- Wear comfortable shoes. Yes, a lot of the time you will be sitting and learning. However, there are many times that you will be on your feet for a few hours.
- Saturday is CASUAL DAY! Wear your PPAG University T-Shirt, or your favorite school colors.
- Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram: Post about the Conference on social media! Use #iamppag and/or #PPAG25 when you post about the conference or post a picture.
Is there a Conference App for my smart phone or device?
Yes, there is an App for that! Please click on the appropriate link from your smart device to download the App. You can also search for "PPAG" in your App Store. The App provides everything you need for the Annual Meeting: customizable schedule, handouts, CE evaluations, and more.
App content will be available on Monday, April 25, 2016.
Please go to http://bit.ly/PPAGapp on an iPhone, iPad or Android device. You will be taken to the correct app store to download the app. The url is case sensitive. You can also use the following QR code:
What is the Conference Code for the WiFi connection in the Conference Rooms?
The Conference Code is: PPAG25AM
Can I print/access the full meeting schedule and objectives?
Yes! Here are a few links for you. You can also access this information on the meeting App.
Can I print/access session handouts?
Yes! Session handouts are available on the App, or you can click on the link below. Each handout is a printable PDF. You can pick and choose which handouts you need for the conference. Please click on the link below to access your handouts.
Session Handouts (HMTL)
How do I get Continuing Education (CE) Credit?
You must fill out a Post-Session Evaluation for EACH session that you attend. The evaluations serve two purposes: (1) to validate your participation in the session, and (2) to provide valuable feedback for our speakers and a program planning committees. The Session Evaluations are online. You may (and are encouraged to) access the evaluations throughout the Annual Meeting as you attend sessions. Evaluations will not be available until the day of the live session. You may also access the evaluations from the Meeting App.
Post Session Evaluations (HTML)
I signed up for the BCPPS Recertification bundle(s). How do I get BCPPS Recertification credit?
If you signed up for BCPPS credit, post-tests will be emailed to you after the Annual Meeting. You will have one month to complete your posts test. Once you have passed the Post-Tests, PPAG will report your credit to BPS, and you will receive confirmation. All of your tests and scores will be stored on the PPAG system.
What if did not pre-register for BCPPS Recertification bundle(s). Is it too late to register?
No, it is not too late to register. You can register and pay for the bundles onsite. Come by the registration desk for more information and to pay the additional fee.
I am presenting a Poster. What is my poster number? When can I set up my poster?
Posters will be on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:30 am in the Marquis C Ballroom. You will be able to hang up your poster beginning at 8:00 am the same day. You must take down your poster at the end of the Poster session. If you do not, your poster will be thrown away.
Poster Numbers (PDF)
What is the schedule for the Residency Project Presentations?
?Residency Project Presentations will take place on Thurdsday, April 28, 2016 from 4:15PM to 6:15PM and Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 3:20PM to 5:20PM
Resident Project Presentations on SATURDAY, April 30 (PDF)
Where is my name badge? Easy Check-in Information:
You should receive your name badge via USMail by Monday, April 25, 2016. All you have to do is come by the registration desk to pick up your name badge holder, ribbons, and printed schedule (if desired). There is no need to "check-in" at the registration desk. If you have not received your name badge (or if you forget to bring it), do not worry. We have duplicates on hand, or we can print you a new badge on site.
I ordered a T-shirt. When can I pick it up?
You may pick up your T-shirt order at the following times:
Wednesday- after 2:30 PM
Thursday- all day
Can I get more information about the PPAG Service Project; Toy Drive for St. Jude?
When Jenni and Matt Helms' son passed away in October there was an outpouring of love and support from PPAG for the family. PPAG also solicited membership’s ideas in how to honor Garrett. In response PPAG is starting an annual toy drive in memory of Garrett Helms that will be held in conjunction with PPAG’s annual conferences. The toy drive this year will benefit St Jude Children's Research Hospital, where Garrett was a patient. We strongly encourage you to bring a new toy or supplies to the conference. This website may be helpful for ideas: https://www.stjude.org/treatment/services/support-services/child-life/provide-a-special-event-at-the-hospital/contribute-supplies.html
Garrett had simple tastes and enjoyed match box cars, Minions, and Monsters, Inc, but feel free to bring anything allowed by St Jude and is easily packable for your travel. Thank you for your help in showing Matt that Garrett is not only remembered but continues to be a positive force on this world. St Jude’s does have some rules around toy donation:
- Item must be new but not gift wrapped.
- NO stuffed animals, food, toy weapons, cloth body dolls, porcelain dolls, soap, bubbles, nor ride on toys.
- Handmade cloth or fabric items should be sealed in zip bag
What are a few cool things to do in Atlanta?
We recommend that you take a look at the website of the Atlanta Visitor's Bureau: http://www.atlanta.net/
Also, take at Atlanta's City Pass for some great deals on tourist attractions. Below are a few suggestions, too:
- Grindhouse Killer Burgers, 209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303
- The Varsity, 61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 (a staple, but burgers aren't great.. more about the experience.)
- Mali, Nan Thai Fine Dining, 1350 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
- Surin, 810 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
- Daddy D’s, 264 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
- Sweet Auburn, 209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303
- Fox Bros BBQ, 1238 Dekalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (several recommendations that this is the BEST)
- Roof top bar at the Glenn Hotel, 110 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
- Folk Art, Highland Bakery, 224 Uncle Heinie Way, Atlanta, GA 30313
- Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall, 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Best place to run
- Centennial Park, 265 Park Avenue West Nw, Atlanta, GA 30313
- The belt line (bike rentals also), beltline.org
- Lenox and Phipps have great shopping. Phipps also has a movie theater on the top floor where you can eat and drink during the movie.
- Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 is a really awesome place. It's a huge factory that's been redone with high end shops and has a little food court inside with very tasty food options and restaurants. A "must see".
- The High Museum, 1280 Peachtree St Ne, Atlanta, GA 30309
- The Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St Nw, Atlanta, GA 30313
- The World of Coca-Cola: 121 Baker St Nw, Atlanta, GA 30313
- Braves Games Fun and pretty cheap – Braves in town Tuesday, April 26 only
- Painted Pin- fun kind of high end bowling. Fancier than your typical bowling alley.
- Getting Around UBER is definitely the way to get around. (Travel in groups)