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7/25/2018 to 7/27/2018
When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Where: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
207 Fifth Ave
San Diego, California  92101
United States

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AAMSE 2018 Annual Conference

The AAMSE Annual Conference provides the perfect platform to interact with other medical society professionals to learn how to better manage your medical association. From the sessions you attend and the networking you’ll participate in, to the world class attractions and San Diego hospitality, you will leave the 2018 AAMSE Annual Conference inspired and with a renewed sense of purpose as you engage with the issues facing your own organization and lead your society forward.

Presented by leading experts and industry professionals, the hand-selected educational sessions will help you grow membership, build loyalty, sharpen your marketing skills, adapt to changing technology and keep your association relevant in the changing world of organized medicine.

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego, July 25 – July 27, 2018

Registration Fees

Register online above or download the registration brochure to pay by check. Partial conference options include either Thursday or Friday.

  Early Bird Rates (Before June 15, 2018) Regular Rates (June 15, 2018 and after)
  Members Non-Members Members Non-Members
Annual Conference Only $550 $800 $650 $900
Annual Conf. & State Membership Directors Mtg. $600 $850 $700 $950
Annual Conf. & County CEO Mtg. $600 $875 $700 $975
Annual Conf & State Specialty Mtg $600 $850 $700 $950
State Membership Directors Meeting Only $100 $175 $100 $175
County CEO Meeting Only $100 $175 $100 $175
State Specialty Meeting Only $50 $125 $50 $125
Partial Conference (Thurs. or Fri.) $350 $630 $450 $730
Partial Annual Conf. & State Membership Directors Mtg. $400 $650 $500 $750
Partial Annual Conf. & County CEO Mtg. $400 $650 $500 $750
Partial Annual Conf. & State Specialty Mtg. $400 $700 $500 $800

Keynote Speakers

Richard Pan Riley Roberts Brad Shuck

Richard Pan

Dr. Richard Pan was elected to the State Senate in 2014 and represents Sacramento, West Sacramento and Elk Grove. Dr. Pan is a pediatrician and continues to practice medicine at an Oak Park Community Clinic even while in the legislature because he is passionate about building healthier and safer communities.

Riley Roberts

Riley Roberts is a veteran of the Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, and the campaign trail. A seasoned writer, speechwriter, and communications strategist, Riley crafts speeches, op-eds, core narratives, and other materials for leaders on the world’s biggest stages.

Brad Shuck

Dr. Brad Shuck Associate Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Development at the University of Louisville (UofL, Louisville, Kentucky) and Principle Consultant of LEADResearch, LLC, an advanced analytics consulting firm focused on emerging technologies related to leadership, engagement, and design.

Hotel Information

Hard Rock

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
207 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
P: 877-344-ROCK (7625)

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Pre-Conference Meetings

Registration for the pre-conference meetings will be handled through the conference registration above. If you only wish to attend one of these meetings and not the conference, there is an option to do so during registration.

State Membership Directors Meeting

July 25, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$50 add-on to conference, $100 if only attending this meeting.
Note: To attend this program, attendees must be state membership directors.

State Specialty Meeting

July 25, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$50 registration fee
Note: To attend this program, attendees must be staff at a state specialty society.

County Meeting

July 24, 6:00 p.m. (Dinner) and July 25, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
$100 registration fee
Note: To attend this program, attendees must be staff of a county medical society.

AAMSE 360 In-Person Meeting

July 25, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$100 add-on to the Annual Conference 
Note: This session is the kick-off meeting for the AAMSE 360 program that combines an 8 webinar series, readings and online discussions  on the essentials of medical society management. Click here for full details on AAMSE 360.

New Members/First-Timers

As a new attendee to the AAMSE Annual Conference, it is easy to miss the multitude of opportunities available to you. Be sure to review the following to ensure you have a productive and fulfilling conference experience!


The education at the AAMSE Annual Conference is considered among the best in the industry and is designed by and for medical society professionals. Each session is chosen for its relevance, value and ability to advance the professional development of each attendee.


The Annual Conference brings together senior-level, mid-level and new professionals within medical society management. Networking takes place at receptions, meals and other miscellaneous events. However, the best networking at the conference is during the educational sessions. Strong bonds are formed when medical society professionals take on the role of student and grow professionally together during sessions. Not only will there be “lecture” style sessions, you will also have opportunities for interactive and “hands-on” learning.

As a first-time attendee, be sure to start connecting and chatting now through AAMSE Facebook, AAMSE Twitter and AAMSE LinkedIn.

First-Timer Tips:

  • Read the conference agenda and session descriptions thoroughly and select sessions that will be most likely to improve your skills
  • Attend the Business Meeting and Awards Breakfast on Friday to meet AAMSE Board members
  • Become an active participant — ask questions and make comments
  • Make new connections — set a goal to walk away from the Annual Conference with a minimum of five new contacts
  • Bring lots of business cards to share
  • Attend a session or two on a topic you know nothing about — it’s a good way to learn something new
  • Plan on staying to the end of Friday’s sessions — they are not-to-miss topics
  • Electronic handouts, PowerPoint slides and presentation guides will be available in July via the Annual Conference mobile app — download them to your laptop or mobile device or print and bring them with you to follow along with the presentations

Registration Information

Your registration fee includes all general sessions, breakout sessions and the following meals and receptions: Wednesday Opening Reception Event; Thursday breakfast and lunch; Friday Board Installation and Annual Meeting breakfast and lunch. AAMSE’s registration fee continues to be a superior value for your money toward professional development. Guest passes do not include attendance to educational sessions.

Conference Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be submitted to the AAMSE Office and are subject to a $50 per person administrative processing fee. Full refunds will be given for cancellations received prior to June 15. A 50% refund will be granted for cancellations received from June 16 to July 3. Cancellations after July 3 are non-refundable. Notices of cancellation must be submitted online to the AAMSE office here. No-shows will not receive refunds.

Mobile App

AAMSE will offer Annual Conference attendees a convenient online scheduling tool. This online scheduler will allow you to design your individual conference schedules from the selection of sessions being offered.

When selecting sessions you will be able to read the session descriptions, educational objectives/takeaways and speaker profiles in order to choose the sessions that are most relevant to you. You will also be able to easily adjust or rearrange your schedule online if you want to change any of the sessions you selected. The mobile app is compatible with both Apple and Android devices. Session PowerPoint slides and presentation materials will be uploaded to the site in early July, allowing you to access them and take notes directly on the slides and materials via your tablet, computer or smartphone during the conference.

The mobile app will be available in July.

Registration Questions

For questions regarding registration or the mobile app, please contact the AAMSE office at

CAE Credits

CAE approved As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.