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2020 Annual Conference

2020 Annual Conference

PSC Partners Seeking a Cure

April 24-26, 2020

Denver, Colorado

We are pleased to announce the PSC Partners Seeking a Cure’s 16th annual conference for PSC patients and caregivers, which will be held in conjunction with UC Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver, CO, April 24-26,2020. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency DTC Hotel located at 7800 East Tufts Avenue, Denver, CO 80237. All general and breakout session for the conference will be held at the Hyatt DTC. There is a Hyatt Regency Downtown as well, so please be sure you are going to the Denver Tech Center!

If you have already read this page or are familiar with our annual conference experience, you can jump directly to topics of interest below: update all the links below for 2020

2020 Community Sponsorship Opportunities

2020 Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Click HERE for the PSC Partners Hotel Reservation Page.

CONFERENCE FAQs: If this will be your first PSC Partners conference, be sure to visit the Annual Conference FAQ page and the Attendee Testimonials to learn more about this annual event. Additionally, plan to attend the Newcomer Orientation presentation on Fri., April 24, from 1:15-1:45 p.m. If you need further information or have any questions, please email us, contactus@pscpartners.org, or call our office, (303) 771-5227. We are available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MST.

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GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION: Denver International Airport (DIA), located approximately 25 miles from the Hyatt DTC, is the closest airport. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are all available from DIA. Denver Light Rail service is available from DIA to the Hyatt DTC. Click HERE for more information about fares and schedules. Please note that, recently, rail service in Denver has been experiencing a driver shortage and schedules often change.

HIGH ALTITUDE TIPS: Visitors to Colorado are often surprised by the effects of being at a higher altitude. Please remember to drink plenty of water. For caregivers who may want to drink alcohol, please limit your alcohol intake. Eat foods high in Potassium. Monitor your physical activity. For additional high altitude information and Denver travel tips, please click HERE.

CONFERENCE AGENDA: The 2020 Annual Conference officially begins Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. and ends on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. We strongly suggest that your travel plans permit you to attend all conference activities, including the pre-conference Meet & Greet Dinner on Thursday evening, 6-8:30 p.m., and the Sunday morning peer session, 9:00 a.m.-1 p.m., both of which offer valuable opportunities to spend quality time learning from and bonding with others in the PSC community. The agenda will be available for viewing soon.

PEER GROUPS: Whether this is your first conference or you are a veteran attendee, you will be assigned to a peer group that meets at various times throughout the weekend. These groups convene to offer invaluable support and share knowledge focused specifically on the PSC category. Whether you are a Teen PSCer, a Spouse, a Post-Transplant PSCer, a Caregiver, there is a supportive peer group for you.

MENTOR/MENTEE: If you are a first-time attendee (either a PSCer or a caregiver), we suggest that you request a mentor when you fill out your registration form. We will match you with someone from your peer group. Prior to the conference, we encourage you to communicate with your mentor to get all of your questions answered, and, on the busses to Red Rocks and during Friday’s lunch, you will meet your Mentor/Mentee in person, if you haven’t connected previously.

TEEN/COLLEGE-AGED PROGRAM: We have organized some fun activities specifically for the teens and college-aged PSCers attending the conference. Once teens and college-aged attendees register for the conference, more details will be sent to this peer group and their parents.

ATTENDEES: The nature of all conference activities is exclusively directed towards PSC patients and caregivers 13 years of age and older. No one under the age of 13 may attend any part of the conference, including meals. Meals are restricted for registered attendees only.

CONFERENCE LOCATION:  Most of the weekend activities take place at the Hyatt Denver Tech Center, located at 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver, CO 80237, which is the conference hotel. You will NOT need a car. Except for Friday brunch (which will take place at Red Rocks Park), all official conference meetings and meals will be held at the Hyatt DTC.

IMPORTANT HOTEL INFORMATION: All 2020 PSC Partners conference events (except the Friday brunch at Red Rocks), starting Friday afternoon, April 24th, will take place at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, located at 7800 East Tufts Avenue, Denver, CO 80237. There is a Hyatt Regency Downtown as well, so please be sure you are going to the Denver Tech Center!

We are pleased to offer a discounted group rate for conference attendees. The Hyatt has set up a personalized group page for conference attendees to reserve discounted hotel rooms. To take advantage of our special group rate of $119 per room, per night plus taxes, please click HERE to book your room. If additional reservation assistance is needed, please call 888-421-1442. Be sure to let them know you are part of the PSC Partners Conference group if you call the reservations line.

These group rates are available to our conference attendees from April 20-27, 2020, in the event that you would like to extend your stay before or after the conference. The special room rate will be available until April 3, 2020, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. After April 3rd, the discounted group rate will only be offered depending on availability and prevailing rates. It is strongly advised that you make reservations as soon as possible to take advantage of the group rate.

The Hyatt DTC is located at 7800 E Tufts Avenue, Denver, CO 80237. The direct phone number for the hotel is 303-779-1234.

CONFERENCE CHECK-IN: There will be a PSC Partners registration desk located in the Atrium of the Hyatt DTC, from Thursday morning (4/23/2020) through Saturday afternoon (4/25/2020). Stop by to pick up your conference materials and nametag, which must be worn to all events, including the Thursday evening dinner, so other PSCers can recognize you as a conference attendee. Your nametag will also serve as your meal ticket for all conference sessions, meals and snacks.

PRE-CONFERENCE MEET & GREET DINNER, THURSDAY APRIL 23, 6-8:00 p.m.: Please consider arriving in time for the Thursday evening pre-conference gathering. This year’s kick-off event is at TBD

The fee for this pre-conference event, ($25 per person), is not included in your conference registration, and tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Please purchase your tickets when you register for the conference. Tickets are available on a first-come, first- served basis. It is a fun conference kick-off and a great way for new attendees and veteran conference goers to connect with other PSCers and caregivers before the more formal conference starts on Friday.

SATURDAY EVENING GALA: When you’re packing for the 2020 conference, don’t forget to bring some banquet attire! As returning conference attendees know, Saturday night is a celebration of our amazing community, and a much-needed chance for lightheartedness and fun after a full day of educational sessions. This year, we will be celebrating the themed party, and we encourage everyone to show their PSC Partners spirit by coming dressed in their garb of choice. Creativity and humor are appreciated – the tackier the better! We also have karaoke during the final night soiree, so warm up your vocal chords. The Gala theme will be announced soon.

PARKING:

Parking at The Hyatt Regency DTC: Free parking is not available but there are lots of spaces for attendee parking.

Valet Parking:  Valet parking is available for $14/per day (excludes overnight) and $20 overnight.

Self-Parking: Self-Parking on property is available for $10 per day for conference attendees.

HIGH ALTITUDE TIPS: Visitors to Colorado are often surprised by the effects of being at a higher altitude. Please remember to drink plenty of water. For caregivers who may want to drink alcohol, please limit your alcohol intake. Eat foods high in Potassium.  Monitor your physical activity. For additional high altitude information and Denver travel tips please click HERE.

DENVER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS, DINING & POINTS OF INTEREST: For more information about Denver’s attractions, points of interest, dining, and events, click HERE.

Questions? Email us at contactus@pscpartners.org, or call us at (303) 771-5227.

We can’t wait to see you in Denver in April!