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7 helpful tips to make the most of the Annual Meeting

  1. Identify your meeting goals Determine what you want to accomplish. If you are the sole OMS from your practice or university, ask colleagues what information they would like you to gather. This can help you broaden your scope and allow you to return with a wealth of knowledge to share.
  2. Set a foundation for learning — Start the Annual Meeting with a solid foundation by attending the anesthesia preconference program, which will focus on assessment and safe anesthetic management for patients with significant medical issues. Register now, as space is limited for this popular opportunity.
  3. Try something new The Annual Meeting offers a diverse range of topics to explore. When planning your schedule, consider a course on challenges in pain management, surgeon ergonomics or cone beam CT technology.
  4. Plan your schedule Use the AAOMS Mobile App to build your personal itinerary. Allow time for fun in Boston – refer to a map of the Boston area and reference BostonUSA.com for a list of things to see and do. And don’t miss the President’s Event at Fenway Park, where you’ll relax and enjoy an evening of fun, food and entertainment at the home of the Boston Red Sox.
  5. Don’t overbook yourself — While your schedule might not appear full, sitting in sessions and participating in workshops can be demanding, especially when dealing with time zone changes. Establish your priorities and – if you need time to recharge – stroll through the Exhibit Hall, where you can participate in the San Antonio Scramble game for fellows and members to win a VIP package to the 2020 Annual Meeting or the Exhibit Excursion, which OMS residents and professional staff can play for prizes by visiting exhibitor booths.
  6. Take advantage of networking opportunities A major benefit of the Annual Meeting is networking. Before the meeting, check your business card inventory, follow AAOMS on LinkedIn and be sure your profile features an up-to-date photo. These steps are important if you are looking for a research partner, business associate or job opportunity – all of which can be found by visiting the AAOMS Membership Services/CareerLine booth in the Exhibit Hall. Starting Aug. 21 through the Annual Meeting, receive 20 percent off your job posting or banner ad package on the AAOMS CareerLine website using the AAOMS2019 promotion code. Call 888-884-8242 to speak to a representative.
  7. Engage in the conversation — AAOMS is offering its Social Media Bar that demonstrates how to use social media platforms and the AAOMS Informational Campaign resources to promote a practice and the specialty. Let the experts show you how to join the #AAOMS2019 conversation and take your practice to new levels.