37th Annual Symposium/Convention Registration Information


Symposium Dates
September 16-21, 2011
Friday September 16th is primarily a check in day.

Scientific Exhibits
September 18-20, 2011


Sessions & Scientific Exhibits will take place in the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202. NSH has reserved rooms at the Hyatt Regency, Millennium Hotel and the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

Who Should Attend

  • Histotechs/Cytotechs in Clinical/VIR Settings 
  • Lab Supervisors/Managers 
  • Students interested in a Histology Career 
  •  Anyone involved in the collection, processing and evaluation of tissue samples

This Experience will change your life.
Connect with industry leaders and find out what you need to advance your career and exceed your organization’s goals. The NSH Annual Symposium/Convention is the event for leaders in histology to learn new methods, share best practices and preview the latest and greatest industry vendors have to offer.
• Learn alongside techs and managers dedicated to advancing the industry
• Hear from leaders in their field, not only histology
• Choose from 100 cutting-edge sessions in various formats to help you gain the most knowledge: panels, lectures, and hands on wet labs
• Connect with your colleagues - take advantage of this rare opportunity to share ideas and best practices with histologists from around the world

Exhibit Hall Guests

The trade show floor is open to qualified individuals in histology and pathology only. This ensures a high buyer/supplier ratio. Local technologists and pathologists unable to attend the meeting are welcome to visit the exhibits anytime during scheduled hours. Bring your business card or proof of employment to the NSH registration desk to obtain a complimentary exhibit hall only one day pass. Unqualified family members of registered attendees & booth attendants are not permitted on the show floor.

Registration Fees (subject to change prior to official printing of Registration Brochure)

NSH Member: $35.00      Non Member: $125.00

After August 19, 2011
NSH Member: $70.00      Non Member: $150.00

Registration Fee Includes a welcome packet at check in, admittance to Sunday Lecture Series and the exhibit hall.

Workshops: fees are charged on an al a carte basis - see chart below.

Type of Workshop Professional Rate Student Rate
90 Minute Workshop $25.00 n/a
1/2 Day Workshop $40.00 $20.00
Full Day Workshop $80.00 $40.00

Awards Banquet: $40.00 per ticket Includes: cocktail reception, dinner and dancing.

Student Discounts
Reduced workshop fees are provided to NSH student members enrolled in an accredited school of histotechnology. Verification of enrollment is required. A verification form requesting a signature of the school program director will be sent via email once your registration is processed. If the verification form is not completed on time you will be invoiced for the additional workshop fees.  


Payment In Full is Due With Your Registration. This includes the registration fee & all workshop fees.

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)
3. Fully Executed Purchase Order – a copy of the purchase order must accompany your registration form.
4. Money Order

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.

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 at the same time you submit your registration form. Attendees in need of special services must register early. Registrations for the hearing impaired will require special coordination to ensure interpreters are available.

Cancellation/Substitution Requests

All cancellations must be received in writing by August 19, 2011. Cancellations received in writing by this date will be charged the Registration Fee but all workshop fees will be refunded. Banquet tickets are nonrefundable. Cancellations received after August 19, 2011 (without provisions for a substitute) and no-shows are responsible for all convention fees. Cancellations will not be accepted by phone. Please note: Cancellations, for any reason, will not be accepted for persons registering after the deadline of August 19, 2011. Substitutions will be accepted at any time, at no additional charge.


No cash exchange or refunds are provided on-site. Reimbursements are processed after the conclusion of the meeting and will be sent to the payer.

Register Now

Register Online

Online Registration is scheduled to open in April 2011

Register by Fax or Mail

Registration by Fax or Mail is scheduled to open in April 2011

Fax : 443-535-4055

National Society for Histotechnology
10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 804
Columbia, MD 21044