Professional Development Courses (PDCs)

​​AIHce EXP presents professional develop​ment courses (PDCs) before and after the conference. These courses are formalized learning experiences that, through in-depth instruction by field experts, enhance technical competence and provide practical tools and skills for the modern workplace.

PDCs will be held on Saturday, May 19; Sunday, May 20; and Thursday, May 24 as half-, one-, or two-day courses. There is a separate registration fee for each PDC. Boxed lunches are provided for all full-day courses, as well as for individuals who register for two half-day courses occurring on the same day.

Full PDC descriptions are available now in the session search listing.​


PDC handouts were made available on May 4th.  

You must bring either an electronic copy (loaded on a laptop) or print a copy of all course handouts to use as a reference during your course. 

Electronic course materials are convenient, searchable and portable. They can be easily stored, referenced, managed and retained for future reference. Best of all, they help minimize the negative impact on the environment by giving you the option to save, print, or transfer files to a portable device. Course handouts allow you to take notes and highlight the document. Learn to make the most of your electronic handouts by watching our online tutorial.

If you would like to take notes on the handout itself, an easy way to do it is to click the comment button, which may appear on the right side of the page or as one of the options under "Tools", then click the "T" or move the cursor to where you would like to take notes, and begin typing.

To Download and Review PDC Materials:

  1. Download Adobe Reader DC, if not already installed.

  2. Access the AIHce EXP 2018 Mobile App, desktop version log in, in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, with the following details:

  3. Badge ID: 

  4. Access Code: 

  5. Next, click on the "Agenda" icon and locate your PDC.

  6. Select the course and scroll to the bottom of the page, where you will see the relevant document(s) posted.

  7. Click on each file to open, then download and save to your computer to enable all features, like note taking capabilities.

  8. If you do decide to print, please consider printing double-sided on recycled paper.

Additional Important Information:

  • Review your course's webpage and be sure to check for any required learning aids (i.e. laptop, scientific calculator, etc...)

  • Power will NOT be available at every seat. Instead, 2 charging stations will be available in the course room for your use. Please be sure to come with your device(s) fully charged.

  • Hard copies of the PDC handouts will not be provided onsite.

  • There is free Wi-Fi on-site. To connect, use Network: AIHce2018 and Password: iamIH2018

  • Do not leave valuables or personal items unattended; meeting rooms will NOT be locked or monitored.

  • Security settings have been enabled on all electronic materials.

  • Third-party PDF readers (non-Adobe) may have challenges opening PDF files.

  • Manipulation of files before they have completely downloaded will corrupt the files.

  • Instructors will directly provide printed and/or alternate electronic access for the handouts for the following PDCs: 102, 201, 204, 305, 306, 503, 505, 602, 604, 701, 703, 704, 804, 805, 807, 809, 901.

  • Due to the high demand for PDC enrollment, you MUST arrive at your PDC within 20 minutes of the start of the course, or you may be considered a "no show" and your seat could be sold. There are no refunds for "no shows." Contact Erin Breece if you anticipate a late arrival.

If you have any questions regarding these instructions or the course materials, please feel free to contact Erin Breece, Program Director, Education, at or +1 (703) 846-0749.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!​

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