Day 1 - Friday
This year's major symposium was held July 22-24 at the Hilton Phoenix Airport hotel.
Registration was steady-busy in the morning, made festive by the addition of some balloon decorations destined for the evening banquet.
In the evening, a Mardi Gras-themed banquet was held, with roulette and blackjack tables. Even with "fake money", emotions were high, but in the end, everyone had a great time.
Friday Morning Registration
The ASH Casino
Some people seemed to have a little more fun than most, and one young fellow was totally not interested in the festivities, nor stirred by the occasional outbursts of joy.
There was a nice-looking array of food and a bar, complemented by artful displays enhancing the Mardi Gras ambiance.
Food and Decorations
Day 2 - Saturday
The amphitheater-style conference room accommodated a nice size crowd for each class, including this discussion by Dr. Cornel Moga, Medical Examiner at Banner Tucson. His session on morgue and surgical pathology procedures was quite interesting.
The vendor tables were still set up from Friday. Vendor staff started to trickle in early.