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10/18/2018 to 10/19/2018
When: October 18-19, 2018
Where: American Society of Transplant Surgeons
2461 S. Clark St
Arlington, Virginia  22202
United States

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AAMSE National Specialty CEO Summit

October 18-19, 2018 | Arlington, VA

2018 National Specialty CEO Summit –  Building the Association of the Future

The AAMSE National Specialty CEO Summit is the only forum where National Specialty CEOs can get just-in-time insights & education around the current issues specialty societies are facing, and engage with their peers in a safe setting in stimulating discussion, problem solving, and sharing of best practices. The meeting is designed by specialty CEOs for CEOs.

Meeting Location

The 2018 NS CEO Summit will be hosted by:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons
2461 S. Clark St
Arlington, VA 22202

The ASTS Office is located less than 1 mile from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and .5 miles from the Crystal City Metro Station.

Note: Only CEOs of national specialty medical societies are eligible to attend this meeting.


A special rate of $219/night is available for AAMSE NS CEO Summit participants at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Sleeping rooms are held on the night of Thursday, October 18. Reservations will be available until September 27 or until the room block is fulfilled. Attendees can book their room at or by calling 800-233-1234 and referencing the “American Association of Medical Society Executives”.

The Hyatt Regency is located across the street from the meeting location at the ASTS Offices.

Registration Rates

AAMSE Member: $150

AAMSE Non-Member: $250


Breakfast at ASTS

Welcome and Introductions; facilitated by Sally Weir, The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Opening Session: New Strategies, New Value Proposition for National Specialty Societies
facilitated by Thomas Serena, American Gastroenterological Association

Session 1: The Next Frontier of Professional Development
facilitated by Kathy Flood, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Strategies for delivering educational content, adult learning, developing a content strategy and the future of successful annual meetings.

Session 2: We’re not suggesting you Marginalize the Mission!
facilitated by Phil Saigh – American Academy of Pain Medicine

Boards of directors for professional medical societies have historically placed mission above margin. After all, these organizations are not-for-profits. They were founded for a greater societal or industry good. But as the demographics of membership organizations evolve... as their ability to recruit younger professionals into membership or to register them for conferences continues to be challenged, how can these not-for-profits sustain themselves so they can continue to execute their missions?

Our session will explore ideas for tapping into mission-based initiatives and repurposing them to drive margins.

Lunch/Networking Break

Session 3: Team Based Approach: Engaging professionals beyond your primary physician member
facilitated by Kim Gifford, American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Presentation #1: Membership as a reflection of the team-based approach: Embracing non-physician members

Case Study: American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Presentation #2: Collaboration across the team: Strategies, trends, and complicating factors

Case Study: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Presentation #3: Making lemonade: Lessons from an unsuccessful merger

Session 4: Are We Stronger Together?
facilitated by Dale Singer, Renal Physicians Association

This session will explore collaboration in medical societies, including: fey factors in determining when to collaborate with other societies, benefits versus pitfalls of joining coalitions and how to maintain your unique identity as part of a broader group.

Closing Session/wrap-up; facilitated by Thomas Serena, American Gastroenterological Association

Adjourn; Sally Weir, The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Special Thank You to our 2018 NS CEO Summit Host


AAMSE Meetings Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be given for cancellation up to 60 days prior to the opening day of the meeting minus a $50 administrative fee. Within 60 days prior to the opening day of the meeting, a 50% refund on the registration fee will be granted, minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be given within seven days of the start of the meeting.

In instances where AAMSE must give an early guarantee, refunds will not be granted for events after the guarantee date, unless another replacement registrant has been signed up fill the vacancy. [June 1991, November 2009]

CAE approvedAs 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 time frame 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.