Event Info


2018 NORM Conference Information

Hidden Treasures of Rheumatology: Charting Your New Course in Rheumatology

October 4-6, 2018
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel
700 S. Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33602

2018 Conference Agenda and Brochure – click here

Accommodation Information

Accommodations for the National Organization of Rheumatology Managers Annual Meeting can be made through the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina. For reservations call (888) 789-3090 and request the NORM meeting guest room block. If you prefer to make guestroom reservations on-line click here. To take advantage of our special rate reservations must be made prior to September 6, 2018. Please note that once our guestrooms fill we cannot guarantee that our special rate will be available. We suggest making plans early.

Shuttle Information

NORM is providing a shuttle this year between the host hotel, Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, and the Westin Tampa Waterside (AAPC-CRHC test participants). The shuttle is sponsored by Amgen through their corporate membership.

Please follow the instructions below to book your transportation once you have your flights. It is very important that you follow our instructions to log-in to the site to ensure that you are added to NORM’s manifest.

  • Go to www.blumoonluxury.com
  • Click on “book now” (upper right corner)
  • Accept Privacy Policy
  • Log in (right hand side of page under privacy policy)
    • Username: tammy@normgroup.org
    • Password: NORM2018!
      you must click login after entering this information
  • Menu bar – New reservation
    • Select service type – From Airport
    • For pick-up time you must use military time
    • Pick-up location – Tampa airport code: TPA
    • Drop-off locations : Tampa Marriott Waterside 0r Westin Tampa Waterside (AAPC-CRHC Test Participants)
    • Select vehicle – choose Sedan
      • BluMoon will determine exact vehicle once they receive all NORM registrations
    • New Passenger (include phone & Email)
    • Include flight information!!!
      • Very important so they can track your flights.
    • If you have other attendees/guest traveling with you on this flight please add them to this reservation.
    • Book return service=YES
    • For pick-up time you must use military time
      • as we hope to use large buses your departure time may vary slightly – NORM will have this posted at conference
    • Insert fight information
    • Payment
      • Choose direct bill
  • Book Now

You will receive an email confirmation for your airport pick up and for your airport return.

There will be BluMoon representatives when you step off the tram from your terminal to the airport. They will direct you to baggage claim and your transportation. You may have a 15 minute wait for your trip to the hotel as we may have several flights arriving in the same time frame.

  • As a speaker at the first ad hoc meeting of rheumatology practice managers gathered in a single small room at its infancy a decade ago, I’m amazed to see how NORM has blossomed into a high energy organization of depth and professional meetings with parallel break-out symposia between plenary sessions. NORM has truly come of age. This is where the “business” of rheumatology gets learned. The ”guildmanship” for rheumatology practice management is now strong.- Paul H. Caldron, DO, FACP, FACR, MBA, Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates
  • In a time of demanding changes in the management of medical practices in the US, NORM has been a lifesaver to the community of Rheumatology practices.  NORM has allowed our practice to stay ahead of the many demands of CMS and others payors and has ensured that our practice remains cognizant of new issues that arise in HIPPA compliance, human resources and medical billing to name a few. Sending our Practice Manager to NORM's conferences has been cost-effective and beneficial to our practice because she returns to our office with an abundance of information that otherwise would have taken months to compile. Every Rheumatology practice that wishes to stay on top of emerging issues in practice management should consider sending a member of their staff to NORM's conference.- Michael S. Rosen M.D., Chester County Rheumatology PC
  • Thanks to all those wonderful people in the NORM Network who respond to emails, offering their advice, experience, time, and support ... I haven't even been a member a full year yet and I am amazed at the dedication of everyone who responds to helping via emails and the NORM Organization itself! I have barely had a chance to explore the resources and I have yet to really dive into requests for help still I am silently learning so much and do occasionally offer what I can! Thank you all!- Cheryl Piambino, Kenneth E. Bresky, DO

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