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When is the next general program?

Twice a year, in the spring and the fall, we offer a general program in Oakland, California (in the San Francisco Bay Area). This program is open to health care professionals from all over the world (preference is given to those not based in the United States). Participants should have at least a high intermediate level of English, as many countries are represented and the program is conducted in English.

The next general program for participants from any country will be held March 25-27, 2019 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Details will be posted and registration will open in November 2018.

How can I reserve a hotel room for the program?

Please reserve your hotel room directly, as accommodations are not included in the program fee. You will receive a hotel recommendation when you register. To ensure room availability and a better rate, early reservations are strongly advised. If you must cancel your reservation, follow the hotel’s notification policy to avoid a cancellation charge on your credit card. Please check with the hotel regarding specific cancellation policies.

What are the ground transportation options to and from the airport?

You may fly into San Francisco International Airport or Oakland International Airport. Please arrange your own transportation between the airport and your hotel. Taxis, shared shuttles, and public transit are readily available at both Oakland and San Francisco. When returning to the airport, especially during peak hours, your hotel concierge can help you reserve a taxi or shuttle in advance. BART, the public transit system, is also an option. Visit flysfo.com or flyoakland.com for further information on ground transportation options.

Are meals included during the program?

Breakfast and lunch will be served during the program, and social events will take place near the hotel at night. Dates and times of the social events will be published, and you will be asked to RSVP for these events when you register.

What is the dress code during the meetings?

Business casual attire is the standard, meaning that suits and ties are not required for men, and skirts or dresses are not required for women. Business slacks/pants and business shirts/blouses are acceptable attire. Dressing up for the evening events is optional. Please wear comfortable shoes during the day, as you will have several walking tours and stretch breaks!

We would like to organize a customized program at Kaiser Permanente. Where do we start?

To develop a customized program for your group of health care professionals in Southern California, Washington, D.C., or the San Francisco Bay Area, please complete a Program/Seminar Request Form. We will work with your group leader to develop the agenda and address your topics of interest.

Is it possible to arrange a program in my country?

We may be able to organize a condensed version of our general educational program in your country. You may also request a speaker on a specific topic at a conference in your country. Please contact Karin Cooke for details.

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