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Live This Week from Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Institutional Advancement National Professional Development Conference

For the next couple of days I will be blogging and tweeting from the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) National Professional Development Conference. The conference is being held in Palm Springs, California from March 21 to March 24, 2012. I present on the morning of March 22. It has been several years since I’ve presented at an AAMC conference, and I am very excited about this opportunity. Here’s the excerpt from the conference agenda describing the session that Jill Lawlor and I will lead on Thursday.

I’m really please to have Lyle Green from MD Anderson Cancer Center as our session moderator. He is one of the true thought leaders in physician relations and marketing.

The line-up of speakers for the rest of the conference is phenomenal. (We are definitely in good company!) They represent institutions from coast to coast: Johns Hopkins Medicine, UCLA, Harvard, Ohio State University Medical Center, Emory Healthcare, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, University of California, San Diego, Medical Center, University of Michigan Medical School, University of Washington School of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Maryland Medical Center, Loyola University of Chicago, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, University of Florida, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, The University of Western Ontario – Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, to name a few.

More about the conference: The 2012 AAMC GIA National Professional Development Conference is a forum to share best practices, identify new solutions and to develop skills to solve tomorrow’s complications. The conference is open to individuals working at AAMC member medical schools and teaching hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The sessions are focused on sharpening skills, techniques and tools. There are also master classes that are designed to build and refine leadership skills.

About the AAMC: The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association representing all 137 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 62 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 128,000 faculty members, 75,000 medical students, and 110,000 resident physicians. Additional information about the AAMC and U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals is available at http://www.aamc.org/newsroom.

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