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The Ray E. Helfer Society 2022 Annual Meeting
Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Rd.
Coronado, CA 92118
(844) 965-2635

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Sunday, April 10, 2022, 7:00 AM to Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 12:00 PM PST
Category: Events

2022 Ray E. Helfer Society Annual Meeting

 April 10-13, San Diego, California

Loews Coronado Bay

Loews Coronado Bay HotelPlease mark your calendar for the Society's 2022 meeting in San Diego, California. Details on this meeting are not yet available but will be published when they are available.

Meeting Registration

Live Meeting Attendance: For Live Meeting Member Attendees, the meeting fee is $775 U.S. The meeting fee includes the following meals: breakfast, lunch, break and reception/dinner on 4/10; breakfast, break and lunch on 4/11; breakfast, lunch for committee attendees only, two breaks and reception on 4/12; and breakfast and break on 4/13; CME fee, and all of the other costs associated with conducting the meeting. For guests who wish to join us for meals, which includes the meals listed above, the fee is $550 for one guest, $1,100 for two guests, and $1,500 for three guests. Also, if you are interested in only purchasing the Sunday night dinner, that would be $110 and this option is on the registration form as well.

Virtual Meeting Attendance: For Virtual Meeting Member Attendees, the meeting fee is $400 and includes access to sessions and the CME fee.

Please select the link below to register for this event. If you cannot remember your username and password, please contact the office at 630.359.4273. The deadline for pre-registration is April 8, 2022, 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Cancellations received in writing before April 1 will receive a 100% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after April 1.

Register Here for the Annual Meeting

Hotel and Travel Arrangements

WELCOME TO THE LOEWS CORONADO BAY RESORT & SPA: Perched on its own 15-acre peninsula, Loews Coronado Bay is a private oasis of tranquility near San Diego. This Coronado hotel offers views of the shimmering bay waters and the San Diego skyline.

From the moment you come over the causeway and arrive in our Coronado Bay resort, you know your stay here will be memorable. We provide all the services and amenities you need to make you feel like you’ve just checked into your own private island oasis. We invite you to do absolutely nothing—or take advantage of all our property has to offer including three heated pools, our luxurious Sea Spa offering relaxing therapies and fitness options and the endless water-sport activities.

No matter what you choose, the stunning waters of the Pacific and San Diego Bay create a gorgeous backdrop. Welcome to the ultimate setting for a romantic getaway, a fun family vacation, or an amazing place to do business.
Special Rates available from: April 5 through April 17, 2022
Pricing: Group rates from $249.00 plus tax @ 12.55% plus $10 resort fee

Please make your reservation by March 25, 2022. After this date, The Helfer Society cannot guarantee room availability or our room rate of $249 plus tax.

Please click on the link below for the Helfer hotel web site to make your reservation, or you can also contact the Loews Reservations Department directly at (800) 235-6397 to make, change, or cancel your reservations.



Check-in time is 4:00 pm. Early check-in is subject to availability. Upon check in, all guests will be asked to confirm their departure date. Any guest who departs earlier than the departure date confirmed at check in will be assessed a departure fee of one night’s room and tax. This fee will be automatically posted to the guest folio.

Checkout time is 12:00pm. Late check-out requests will be based on hotel availability on day of departure.


Whether you choose to spend your time warming up or cooling down, independently or in-class, our Fitness Center makes your wellness and health a priority. Our state-of-the-art Fitness Center is equipped with a full range of cardio and strength equipment including:

  • Treadmills, elliptical machines and stationery bikes
  • Life Fitness weight-training equipment and a free-weights area
  • Personal training
  • Use of locker-room facilities, including steam room and sauna
  • Beautiful relaxation lounge
  • Flat-screen LCD TVs to enhance your workout
  • Towel and water service

**Use of the fitness center is included in the daily resort charge.

Hours of Operation:  6 a.m. - 9 p.m., daily

Call 619.628.8770 or email: [email protected] to book a yoga class or set up a session with a personal trainer at our Fitness Center. Select the following link for the Spa Menu.


  • Valet Parking:  $44 per night, with in and out privileges. Rates are subject to change.
  • Day Guests:  $15 for 1st hour, $10 additional hour ($44 max).
  • Self Parking:  $35 per night, with in and out privileges. Please note the rates are subject to change.
  • Day Guests:  $11 for 1st hour, $10 additional hour ($39 max).


Key Area Attractions

For more information on these and other attractions, please visit the San Diego Tourism Authority:

  • Coronado Ferry Landing
  • Balboa Park
  • Old Town San Diego
  • Mission San Diego De Alcala
  • SeaWorld San Diego
  • San Diego Zoo / Safari Park
  • LEGOLAND California
  • Living Coast Discovery Center
  • Naval Base Coronado



(SAN) San Diego International Airport is located approximately 11.6 miles from the hotel; Travel time is approximately 25 to 30 minutes depending on traffic. For full details, select https://www.san.org/to-from.

  • Cabs – Many companies provide taxicab service at San Diego International Airport. If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas. A Customer Service Representative will place you with the first available taxi, unless you specify a particular taxicab company.
  • Uber/Lyft

Sunset Transportation has been selected as the preferred provider of in-town transportation for Loews Coronado Bay Resort.  For rates and additional information please contact the the hotel at 619.424.4000. Sunset Transportation is still our preferred provider, but Concierge is not available at this moment.

Meeting Schedule

The conference schedule below (subject to change) is current as of December 1, 2021. A final, downloadable PDF schedule with session titles and presenters will be available prior to the event.

Special Notice: The Society will be hosting a Job Fair from Sunday, April 10 through Tuesday April 13. Select this link to download/open the application, which is presented in Microsoft Word format. Job Fair registration is due April 1.

 Saturday, April 9  
 2:00 - 6 p.m.  Fellowship Program Directors' Meeting
 Sunday, April 10  
 7:00 a.m.  Registration
 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.  Breakfast
 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.  Next Generation Meeting
 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.  President's Welcome
 9:00 a.m. - 10 a.m.  Keynote Address
 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  15 Minute Presentations
 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch & Job Fair
 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  State-of-the-Art
 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  15 Minute Presentations
 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.  Break & Job Fair
 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.  15 Minute Presentations
 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Scholars' Reception
 6:00 p.m.  Reception
 7:00 p.m.  Awards Dinner
 Monday, April 11  
 7:00 a.m.  Registration
 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.  Breakfast & Committee Meetings
 7:45 - 9:00 a.m.  Annual Society Business Meeting
 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  State-of-the-Art
 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Concurrent Workshops
 11:35 a.m. - Noon  Break & Job Fair
 Noon - 1 p.m.  15 Minute Presentations
 1 - 2 p.m.  Lunch for Committee Meetings Only
 Tuesday, April 12  
 7:00 a.m.  Registration
 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast & Committee Meetings
 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.  15 Minute Presentations
 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.  Break & Job Fair
 10:30 a.m. - Noon  Concurrent Workshops
 Noon - 1 p.m.  Lunch, Job Fair & Committee Meetings
 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  Concurrent Workshops
 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  State-of-the-Art
 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.  Break & Job Fair
 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Ken & Cindy's Wild Ride With Reception
 Wednesday , April 13  
 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast & Committee Meetings
 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.  15 Minute Presentations
 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.  Break
 10:30 - Noon  15 Minute Presentations

Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through joint sponsorship of Children's Hospital & Medical Center (Omaha, NE) and The Ray E. Helfer Society.

Children's Hospital & Medical Center is accredited by the Nebraska Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation – Children's Hospital & Medical Center designates this live/virtual activity for a maximum of TBD AMA PRA Category I CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure - Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s medical education policy requires independence and objectivity for all educational activities. All faculty and planning committee members are expected to disclose to the planning committee and audience any significant relationships or financial interests.

Contact: Dee Dee Bandy - [email protected] - 630.359.4273