New Fellows Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What do I need to do to register for Convocation?
A: To register for the ceremony, complete the Fellowship Inductee Response Form. You will be directed to the Prestige Photography by Lifetouch website to reserve your regalia.
Q: What is the deadline for registration?
A: March 7, 2013.
Q: Do I have to register for the meeting in order to attend Convocation?
A: While registration for Internal Medicine 2012 is not required to participate in Convocation, participants are urged not to miss this premier educational opportunity.
Q: How long is the ceremony? What is the role of the new Fellows?
A: Convocation generally lasts about 90 minutes. The procession and seating of new Fellows is by ACP chapter. During the ceremony, new Fellows stand by roll call of their ACP chapter and together recite the ACP Pledge.
Q: What do I wear underneath my regalia?
A: Suggested attire is lightweight business casual to wear under your regalia. You may wish to check coats, bags, and briefcases for a small fee. Coat check is located in the North Lobby.
Q: Must I wear the cap provided?
A: Head coverings used for cultural or religious observance may be worn instead of the cap.
Q: Can my family attend Convocation?
A: Convocation is open to the public and we encourage family and friends to attend the ceremony and honor the new Fellows. Those with young children may prefer to use the childcare services at their hotel or the service available for Internal Medicine 2013 attendees at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, as the ceremony is quite long for young children. Guests are welcome to accompany the new Fellows when they pick up their regalia, but the Governors and New Fellows Assembly Area is restricted to participants.
Q: Are tickets needed for Convocation?
A: No. Convocation is open to the public on a first come, first seated basis.
Q: What time do I need to be there?
A: New Fellows regalia pick-up will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Hall D in Hall D of the Moscone Convention Center. All new Fellows must report to the Governors and New Fellows Assembly Area with their regalia no later than 5:30 p.m.
Q: Where do I go?
A: New Fellows regalia pick-up is located in Hall D of the Moscone Convention Center. The Governors and New Fellows Assembly Area is also located in Hall D, near the regalia pick-up location. Look for the black and white draping.
Q: Where do I go to sit for photographs?
A: The Prestige Photography by Lifetouch photography appointment desk and portrait studio is located in Hall D. Portrait packages are available at a variety of prices. Please refer to the Prestige Photography by Lifetouch order form for more information.
Q: Is there a reception after the ceremony?
A: There are no official events related to Convocation held after the ceremony is concluded.
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