Social Events and Activities

Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5

Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am
STSA is providing a hospitality room for attendee spouses and guests to mingle with other spouses and guests and to make plans for exploring Orlando.

Friday, November 3

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Residents and medical students are encouraged to attend this function to meet other residents and students, and network with leaders in the field.

Friday, November 3

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gather with fellow meeting attendees for an evening of networking and fun. Attendees receive two complimentary tickets with registration. Additional tickets may be purchased for $25.00.

Saturday, November 4

Reception: 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dinner:      7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Advance registration required.


  • Adult Ticket: $125.00 each
  • Child Ticket: $40.00 each (Ages 12 and younger) Children’s ticket includes a child-friendly dinner
  • Trainee Ticket: $75.00 each
  • Trainee Guest Ticket: $75.00 each
    (must be registered in Trainee category or be a guest of a registered Trainee to purchase ticket.)

Join fellow meeting attendees and their families for the always-memorable Dinner Gala, complete with a cocktail reception, dinner, awards and music entertainment. Black tie or cocktail attire is welcome; come comfortable and prepared for an evening of fun where you can reconnect with friends, families and colleagues!

Golf in Orlando
The golf Universal Orlando program offers guests staying at the on-site hotels at the Universal Orlando Resort special benefits and preferred tee times at

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort & Spa features a long list of exciting and rejuvenating on-property activities. Offers a Water taxi and shuttle service to and from the theme parks and Universal CityWalk™, 4 scenic restaurants and lounges with water views, Resort style pool with white-sand beach and waterslide and Cabana rentals.

Boats – Water Taxi
Guests staying at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort receive complimentary water taxi transportation (weather permitting) to and from Universal CityWalk, which is within walking distance of Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Boats leave every 15 – 20 minutes from the hotel’s dock located adjacent to the pool area. Hours of operation are one hour prior to Early Park Admission until one hour after Universal CityWalk closes.

Fitness Center
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort’s fitness center. Kalina Health & Fitness – is located on the second floor, adjacent to the pool and is open daily. Hotel guests must use their room key for access. Kalina Health & Fitness features Cardio Theater, treadmills, stair climbers, stationary bikes, free weights and weight stack machines. Call 407.503.5235 for a list of available items.

Mandara Spa, located at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, is open daily. The spa offers 14 treatment rooms for massages, mud wraps and facials. For appointments and more information, call 407.503.1244.

Swimming Pool
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort features a resort-style pool with dual zero entry areas, two sand beaches, spacious hot tub, 100-foot water slide and children’s water play area with pop-up jets. The hotel’s full-time lifeguards ensure guest safety in and around the pool area. Pool hours vary throughout the year based on season and weather conditions.