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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Annual Conference Exhibitor Update: Boxwood

Thank you to Boxwood for their support of AAMSE and the 2014 AAMSE Annual Conference.

Boxwood is the leading provider of online career centers, career fairs, mentoring and career network solutions exclusively for associations. Now part of the Naylor family, associations also have access to print & digital media, event and marketing services from one company. Boxwood is the managing director of The National Healthcare Career Network, the largest network of healthcare associations (300+) in the US. Contact Matt Dorn by phone at (703) 964-2770 or e-mail

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Conference Tips and Reminders

Coming to Louisville for the 2014 AAMSE Annual Conference? We have some last-minute reminders for you before you leave next week:

  • Select your sessions and review your conference plan. Make sure you have selected your educational sessions using the Annual Conference online scheduler. Click here to read how to select your sessions and create your personal conference plan in 7 easy steps. Already selected your sessions? Review your saved conference plan here to make sure you don't miss newly added session information and late breaking topics.
  • Download the conference app. If you have been using the online scheduler, you received an email with instructions on how to download the app. Please download the app, along with any of the presentations and session materials you wish to have access to during the conference, before arriving in Louisville.
  • Check in at the AAMSE registration desk. The registration desk will be located on the Second Floor/Ballroom Level of the Suite Tower of the Galt House Hotel (just one level up from the hotel check-in desk). Check in when you arrive to pick up your conference materials; please remember to wear your name badge and conference ribbons to all AAMSE functions at the hotel.
  • Look who's attending the Annual Conference. Click here to  see who will be attending this year's conference.
  • Wednesday’s Opening Reception beings at 6:30 p.m. in the Waterford Room. Don’t miss the chance to kick off the conference with friends while enjoying an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and the breathtaking view from the 25th floor of the Galt House Hotel's Rivue Tower.
  • Pack your jeans. Bring your comfy clothes as we continue the tradition of “Jeans at the Meeting” on Saturday, August 2.
  • Be sure to visit with all of the AAMSE Exhibitors and Sponsors. Show your support for the organizations that support you. Stop by their tables in the AAMSE Exhibit Hall on Thursday and Friday. Rumor has it some lucky attendees will walk away with prizes!
  • Don’t forget your business cards! There will be plenty of opportunities to network with your colleagues, peers and the exhibitors.
  • Follow AAMSE on Twitter for conference updates and news. Tweeting about the conference? Use #AAMSE14.

See you next week in Louisville!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Annual Conference Exhibitor Update: Availity

We'd like to thank Availity for their support of AAMSE and the 2014 Annual Conference. 

Availity delivers revenue cycle and related business solutions for health care professionals who want to build healthy, thriving organizations. Availity has the powerful tools, actionable insights and expansive network reach that medical businesses need to get an edge in an industry constantly redefined by change.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Plenary Sessions You Don't Want to Miss


We've got world-class plenary sessions planned for you
at the 2014 AAMSE Annual Conference

Aren't registered for the conference? 
Register now before online registration closes July 18!

Kentucky Derby: Hitting its Stride After 140 Years
Featuring: John Asher, Churchill Downs

Thursday, July 30
8-9:15 a.m.

John Asher, Churchill Downs’ Vice President of Racing Communications, will discuss how the track is using innovation, new media, and marketing to reach out to new and longtime patrons in a shifting competitive landscape, earn their loyalty and trust, and continue to grow an event that dates to our nation’s horse and buggy days.        

Position Your Medical Society as a Leader with the AAMSE Trends Report
Featuring: Michael Fraser, PhD, CAE, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Babette Grey, New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Linda Lambert, CAE, American College of Physicians - New York Chapter, David McKenzie, CAE, American College of Emergency Physicians, Jon Sutton, MBA, American College of Surgeons
Friday, August 1
8-9:30 a.m.

Keep your medical society ahead of the curve on issues such as employed physicians, health information technology, healthcare reform, and the value proposition of membership by examining the opportunities and threats facing medical societies and how you can position your organization as a leader on medicine’s biggest issues.        

(Big) Data: The (New) Game Changer
Featuring: Steve Erickson, CAE, American College of Cardiology and Zain Khandwala, MBA, MSc, Bellarmine University Institute for Advanced Analytics
Friday, August 1
1-2:15 p.m.

Are you fully utilizing all of your touch points to partner with your stakeholders most effectively? This session is designed to help professionals understand and unlock the wealth of big data at their fingertips by providing an overview of big data and specifics on how to build, access, and leverage insights. Big data is the next frontier for innovation, competitive advantage, and strategic decision making.

A Day in the Life of an Association Nerd
Featuring: Beth Ziesenis, Your Nerdy Best Friend
Saturday, August 2
8:40-9:30 a.m.

Every AAMSE conference leaves you with innovative takeaways to put into action as soon as you return to your office… if you have the tools to make them happen. In this session, you’ll learn how an association nerd solves a security crisis before 10 am, learns to make more of a lunch hour with an extra set of virtual hands, saves money on software before the staff meeting, and brings the team together online before the day is done.  

Road to Relevance
Featuring: Mary Byers, CAE, Mary Byers Inc.
Saturday, August 2
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join Mary Byers, CAE to take a thought-provoking look at how competition is threatening the relevance of associations and what can be done in response. Based on the best-selling book, Road to Relevance: 5 Strategies for Competitive Associations, this session features practical advice and compelling case studies. Learn how to adapt five proven strategies that have transformed organizations and create a roadmap to implement them at your association to ensure future relevance.       

Monday, July 14, 2014

Annual Conference Sponsor Update: Pfizer

We'd like to thank Pfizer for their continued support of AAMSE and the 2014 AAMSE Annual Conference. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Annual Conference Exhibitor Update: InReach

We'd like to thank InReach for their continued support of AAMSE and the AAMSE Annual Conference. 

For over ten years, InReach has helped medical societies and professional associations deliver online continuing education (CE) to millions of learners. Hundreds of organizations successfully leverage InReach’s continuing education management solution to produce, manage, distribute, and generate revenue from live webcasts, on-demand content, and much more. Visit to see why medical societies power their online CME courses through InReach.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Annual Conference Online Registration Closes July 18

Thinking about attending the 2014 AAMSE Annual Conference in Louisville? 

Online conference registration closes on Friday, July 18. Make sure to register before July 18 and review the reminders below to get the most out of your conference experience!
  •  Register for the Annual Conference
        Haven't registered for the Annual Conference yet or know someone who
        would benefit from attending? Register here.
  • Sign up & register for pre-conference meetings
       Make sure you aren’t missing out on meetings and educational
       opportunities relevant to you on the Wednesday afternoon prior to the

       Click here for more information on the County CEO Meeting.
    Click here for more information on the National Specialty CEO Summit.
    Click here for more information on the Communication Symposium   
  • Review the Annual Conference program and educational sessions
       Educational sessions at the Annual Conference are handpicked to be the
       most relevant to you and your career. Covering everything from advocacy
       to technology and presented by top speakers, you can earn up to 17 CAE
       credit hours
    that can be applied to your CAE application or renewal.
    Click here to view the full Annual Conference program.      
  • Consider volunteering for the 2015 Annual Conference Program Committee
       Help plan the 2015 Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon and
       collaborate with other organized medicine professionals from around the
       country to select the sessions and speakers for the 2015 conference
       program. Read more here.