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Phlebotomy: A New Decade of Prgress and Collaboration

Phlebotomy 2012

Why We Do What We Do - Creating Excellence in Patient Care

October 4-5, 2012
The Kahler Grand Hotel
Rochester, Minnesota

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To register, click on the “Register Now” button below. The registration fee of $425 includes tuition, comprehensive course syllabus on a flash drive, continental breakfasts, lunches, break refreshments and reception. Although it is not the policy of Mayo Medical Laboratories Education Department to limit the number of participants, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is strongly advised.

Registration deadline is September 20, 2012. Please indicate your e-mail address on the registration form. A letter of confirmation will be forwarded to this address upon receipt of payment and completed registration form. Present the letter of confirmation when checking in at the meeting registration desk.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your participation in this conference on or before September 20, 2012, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded. Mayo Medical Laboratories Education Department must receive written notification of your cancellation. No refunds will be made after September 20, 2012.

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Travel arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.

Rochester, Minnesota, is a friendly city that greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The city is served by a modern international airport with multiple flights daily from Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis via American or Northwest Airlines. Access to and from the airport is available by taxi, shuttle service, and rental car. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from downtown. The Hilton Garden Inn, Kahler Grand Hotel, Radisson Plaza Hotel, and Rochester Marriott are all located 15 minutes from the Rochester International Airport

Attention: Several cities in the United States are named Rochester. When you make airline reservations and check your baggage, be sure that your destination is Rochester, Minnesota (RST), and that your baggage has been properly tagged.

Lodging and Accommodations

Blocks of rooms have been secured for participants and their guests with special conference rates at the following hotels. To receive the special rate, you must make reservations before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of September 12, 2012, whichever comes first.Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability. Please identify yourself as a participant of the 2012 Phlebotomy Conference when making a reservation. 

Hilton Garden Inn
225 South Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
800-HILTONS or 507-285-1234
$119 single/double - Standard

The Kahler Grand Hotel
20 Second Avenue SW
Rochester, MN  55904
1-800-533-1655 or 507-280-6200
$94 single/double – Standard
$139 single/double – Deluxe King

The hotels listed above are connected by skyway and pedestrian subway to conference facilities, downtown shops, and restaurants. You may also wish to visit the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site ( for additional accommodation options. Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.


Parking is available in hotel, city, and Mayo patient/visitor ramps. The cost for parking is not included in the registration fee (view maps at http:/

Social Programs

Conference Reception – Thursday, October 4, 2012 (Rochester Marriott Hotel, Ballrooms I and II)
Participants and a guest are cordially invited to join the conference faculty for the Conference Reception on Thursday, October 4th. This casual reception welcomes you to Rochester, Minnesota, and offers you the perfect opportunity to make connections with existing and new colleagues. Preregistration is required.

Recreation and Leisure Activities

Public tours of Mayo Clinic are provided each weekday beginning at 10 AM, except for holidays. The tours originate from Judd Auditorium, subway level of the Mayo Building, and last approximately 1.5 hours. The tour includes a 20-minute film on history and operation of Mayo Clinic plus visits to points of interest in the Mayo, Plummer, Hilton, and Gonda buildings. Please make advance reservations by calling 507-538-0440.

Mall of America, the largest fully-enclosed retail and family entertainment complex in the United States, is an easy 90-minute drive or shuttle ride from Rochester. Along with 500 retail stores, restaurants, and nightclubs, the mall features Nickelodeon Universe, the world’s largest indoor theme park, and SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a walk through aquarium featuring over 10,000 sea creatures.

Rochester Direct shuttle service will pick up at all local hotels for multiple trips to the Mall of America. The cost is $39 per person same day round-trip. Rochester Direct also provides shuttle service between the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport (MSP) and Rochester. For reservations, call Rochester Direct at 800-280-9270. Check the shuttle schedule at