2017 – Baja Mexico Cruise (LAX)

It is with great pleasure to announce that the 25th annual NASMDA meeting will be held on Carnival Imagination!
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Meeting Dates: August 3, 2017 – August 6, 2017
Meeting Place: Carnival Imagination
Port: Long Beach (LA), California
Airport: Los Angeles, California (LAX)
Please read the following to book your cabin(s) on the cruise. It is imperative that you follow these directions so that NASMDA attendees will benefit in terms of getting a free conference room and points to be spent on the ship.
I. 3-Day Baja Mexico Cruise Itinerary
Day Port to Call Arrival Time Departure Time
Thursday, August 3 Los Angeles (Long Beach), CA 5:30 PM
Friday, August 4 Ensenada, Mexico 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Saturday, August 5 Fun Day at Sea
Sunday, August 6 Los Angeles (Long Beach), CA 7:00 AM
II. Payment Guidelines
When you reserve your cabin by February 14th, you must pay a deposit of $100 per person. The total balance will be due by June 5th. If you do not book your cabin by February 14th, you will not receive the group rate and the deposit cost will be higher. The following are the prices for cabins:
Ocean View – starting at $429 per person + port fee $81.50 + gratuity $38-40
Interior – starting at $379 per person + port fee $81.50 + gratuity $38-40
*Price varies depending on what deck level you are on
**If more than two people are staying in the room, the prices for the third and fourth person will be relatively less
III. How to Book
In order to book, please call Kimberly at 1-800-819-3902 ext 82579 and give her our booking number 5QD1N3 and group name NASMDA.
IV. Registration
After booking your cabin, please click on the following link to register for the program. You can also pay through this link with or without a Paypal account: https://nasmda.formstack.com/forms/2017registration
If you want to pay via PayPal, the official NASMDA PayPal is linked to nasmda@gmail.com.
You are more than welcome to send a check (to NASMDA) via mail to:
Tejinder Singh Glamour
5354 62nd Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33715
If you prefer to mail in the registration form, click the following link for a registration form you can print out: NASMDA2017Registration
V. Program Details
We cannot use the event app that we used last year during the cruise. We will therefore send you the details for the program before the cruise and have a hard copy during the cruise.
Dr. Satinderpal Singh Sondhi is the CME Chair and is working on the final schedule.
Like every year, there will be Sikhi related lectures.
VI. Transportation to the Port
Option 1: Carnival Shuttle
$60 per person round trip
Option 2: Rent a Car/Members Living Nearby
You must pay for parking at the port. The rates is $19 per day.
Option 3: Uber/Lyft
Approximate cost is between $24-33 for four seats depending on the time.
For those of you who know younger generation physicians, dentists, residents, fellows, and medical/dental students in the family or community; please encourage them to attend this year’s meeting. NASMDA is a great place to learn and network. Please gift Life Membership to your sons/daughters and encourage others to become Life Members. This will help in strengthening our organization.
If you have any additional questions, email me at nasmda@gmail.com or tglamour@gmail.com.