Excellence in Anesthesia CME, Presented at Some of the World's Finest Resorts

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Anesthesia CME Seminars for Over 35 Years


Q. What is the cancellation policy of Holiday Seminars?

A. Tuition Refunds: For cancellations more than 60 days prior to the first event of the seminar, the cancellation fee is $100 (to cover credit card fees and administrative costs).  For cancellations 30-60 days prior to the first event, the cancellation fee is $200.  There are no refunds for cancellations less than 30 days prior to the first event, however, the tuition can be applied to a future seminar through the next year.  If the seminar can't take place as originally planned due to the pandemic, you will still be able to access the lectures in video format and earn the credits, or the tuition can be applied to a future seminar through the next year.  Airline and lodging refunds are subject to the policies of the individual properties and airlines.

Q. Why should I attend a Holiday Seminars Conference rather than a program sponsored by a university?

A. Short answer: We do a better job! Read what our attendees say - many who have attended our seminars for years!

A. Long answer: Holiday Seminars is a family business, run by Dr. and Mrs. Wm. O.T. Smith, and their daughter, Jenny Smith. We control and oversee every aspect of every seminar. As an anesthesiologist himself, Dr. Smith is able to evaluate topics and speakers that best suit the practicing anesthesiologist or anesthetist, and then he handpicks the best speakers on the chosen topics. As experienced professionals, The Smiths know what facilities and catering are necessary to satisfy our attendees. The Smiths try to know every aspect and detail of the resorts they use for Holiday Seminars Anesthesia Conferences, so that they can give accurate answers and recommendations to questions. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, who you talk to on the phone or via email, is who you meet at the seminar you'll be attending, and we will already be familiar with your registration and specific requests or needs. If you call us, you will not speak with a disinterested clerk, but to the owner of the business.

Q. Are the seminars tax deductible?

A. Continuing education seminars that are held in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are considered "domestic" meetings in tax law. Domestic seminars that average 4 hours of instruction per day have been upheld as deductible in tax courts. Our seminars are designed to meet these standards. Consult your CPA if you have any questions.

Q. What's the best way to get to our seminars?

A. For the Aspen Anesthesia seminar, attendees may fly to Denver (DEN), Eagle/Vail (EGE), or directly into Aspen (ASE). The drive from Denver is about a 3.5 hour drive, longer in snowy weather. The Drive from Eagle/Vail is about 1.25 hours on dry roads. If you fly into Aspen, most lodging properties offer free transportation to and from the airport, so a rental car is not necessary. Attendees living fairly close may choose to drive to Snowmass. For more information about Group Discounts that are available Read more about Aspen Transportation.

A. For the Maui Anesthesia Seminar, the only realistic option is to fly into the Kahului Airport (OGG) in Maui. The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort is 27 miles from the airport, which is about a 30-45 minute drive. Pre-arranged private and semi-private transfers to the resort can be arranged through the hotel, or taxis and shared shuttles are available upon arrival at the airport. For more information about Group Discounts that are available Read more about Maui Transportation.

Q. Why do I have to stay at the advertised properties to receive the early registration bonuses advertised for all your seminars?

A. These bonuses are actually promotions that all of our featured properties participate in as an attempt to entice our registrants to reserve lodging in a more timely fashion. The recent trends of waiting later and later to make reservations makes it difficult for these properties, and they were willing to contribute to a bonus so that their room blocks are easier to manage. As many of the preferred properties can sell out early, it also helps us encourage early reservations to avoid disappointment.