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January 2019

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Upcoming Events
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31
2019 Leadership Academy
July
24 -26
Save the Date! 2019 Annual AAMSE Conference


Steve LevineFrom the President

Four New Year’s Resolutions for Medical Society Execs and Staff

OK, so maybe the subject of this month’s article is a bit of a cop-out, kind of cliché, really cliché. But a new year does invite us to take a step back and see what’s missing in our lives, and to devise a plan to rectify those deficiencies. I’m just hoping these four resolutions have a bit more staying power than the many times I’ve promised to quit smoking, lose weight, hit the gym, or really master the fretboard on my bass guitar.

First, I resolve to really understand what’s keeping my members awake at night. Whether it’s overregulation, competition from nurse practitioners, fear of being left behind by the latest high-tech treatments, too much hospital control, trial lawyers, or patients without any insurance coverage, I want to study it in-depth. I want to know its causes, and I want to know what my members want us to do about it. Most of all, I want to know why it’s so important to my doctors, because that will help me better meet their needs and really provide value.

Second, I resolve to investigate my place in the medical society world. I’m pretty sure I understand what my boss wants of me, but it won’t hurt to check back on his priorities for 2019. I’ll ask every member of my team, “What can I do for you? What do you need from me?” I’ll work with other division directors and key clients across the association to establish clearer lines of communication. I’ll reach out to my AAMSE colleagues and AAMSE staff. And, of course, I’ll talk to as many member physicians and medical students as I can.

That leads me to No. 3: I resolve to get to know at least three of our members really, really well. This one is self-serving to a degree, because these lasting friendships with Texas physicians have been the very best rewards of my work here for the past 21 years. But building personal bonds with our members – whether our incoming president or a random physician I meet in my community – helps me to serve all of them so much better. (See Resolve No. 1, above.) Meeting their families and friends and staff and peers provides me a 360-degree view of them, a perspective as complete individuals. All of that even gives our Facebook interactions a bit more life.

And finally, I resolve to make the most of my AAMSE membership. I’ll become active in at least one of our Higher Logic communities. I’ll keep in touch with execs I’ve known for years and those I’ve just met. I’ll watch some of the taped sessions from last year’s Annual Conference and take a closer look at the winning entries from the Profiles in Excellence Awards. I might even apply to become a Recognized Fellow of AAMSE. There’s so much more; It will take me years to go all the way down the list of member benefits. AAMSE is the only association designed specifically for us, to meet the needs of America’s medical society professionals. We’re actually doing ourselves, and our members, a disservice when we don’t take advantage of all that AAMSE has to offer.

Let me know if you have any resolutions of your own to add to the list. And Happy 2019!

Steve Levine
AAMSE President

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Renew Your AAMSE Membership!

Renewall

Membership renewals were sent to the main contact at each member organization from the aamse@aamse.org email address in November. Payments are requested by December 31. If you have any questions about your renewal, please contact the AAMSE office at aamse@aamse.org or at 651-288-3432.


AMA: 5 medical court cases that mattered in 2018

The Litigation Center of the American Medical Association and State Medical Societies is the voice of America's medical profession in legal proceedings across the country. The mission of the Litigation Center is to represent the interests of the medical profession in the courts. There were five cases that stood out as examples of both the scope of the Litigation Center’s docket and the gravity of the issues for which they advocate on behalf of physicians and their patients, writes Andis Robeznieks.


Seeking Applicants for the 2019 Recognized Fellows of AAMSE

Fellows

In 2017, AAMSE began to annually identify and recognize a select number of members who have demonstrated a commitment to professional medical society management and are active participants in AAMSE activities.

Recognized Fellows of AAMSE is an outstanding group of individuals who are dedicated to their own continuing professional development and have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, communities as well as in AAMSE, through exceptional leadership and service. Their dedication and longstanding commitment to our profession is recognized by this mark of distinction. To see the past honorees, follow this link.

New for 2019: Based on member feedback, the Board approved revised the criteria under the Leadership category to recognize volunteer service to AAMSE without the restriction of the service occurring in the last 5 years. If you have volunteered for AAMSE at any point, you can claim that service on your application! 

To get more information and apply, visit the AAMSE website.


Save the Date for the 2018 AAMSE Conference in San Diego

Conference 2019

Save the dates on your calendar to attend the 2019 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA July 24-26, 2019 at the:

Westin Convention Center
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Room rate: $179
Hotel cut-off date: June 28, 2019

Reserve a Room

Westin Convention Center

New to Pittsburgh? Click the picture below for a virtual tour of the exciting things in the “City of Champions”

360 Tour

How to Manage Someone Who Is Totally Disorganized

Managing a disorganized employee is often a maddening experience. How can you help your scattered direct report develop better systems? There is hope, writes Rebecca Knight for the Harvard Business Review.

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Vision Initiative Call for Comment Closing 1/15

Vision

Vision for the Future Commission:
Call for Comment Closing on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission (Commission) call for public comment on its draft report will close on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11 p.m. CST.

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the Commission’s draft report considered the input received from key stakeholders reflected in the more than 21 hours of testimony and results of the open stakeholder survey posted this past summer on its website. The report outlines the Commission’s findings and a set of recommendations for future continuing certification programs. Following the public comment closing on January 15, 2019, the Commission will meet one last time to review and discuss the comments received and make revisions to the draft before submitting its final report to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties in February 2019.

Comment on Draft Report

This information is being shared to keep AAMSE members informed. The views and opinions expressed are those of Vision Initiative and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of AAMSE.


This Is Why Your Passive-Aggressive Office Note Didn’t Work

Tear up that snarky note you left in the kitchen telling your colleagues to refill the coffee pot, and do this instead, writes Shane Snow for Fast Company.


Welcome, New AAMSE Members

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Coordinator

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Member Relations

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Manager

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Director

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Senior Manager

Cheryl Butler Poole, American Gastroenterological Association
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Vice President 

Jennifer Conte, American Gastroenterological Association
Vice President 

Diedra Crawford, American Gastroenterological Association
Director

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Director

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Online Community

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Vice President 

Monique Dyson, American Gastroenterological Association
Program Manager

Harmony Excellent, American Gastroenterological Association
Director

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Hillina Fetehawoke, American Gastroenterological Association
Manager

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Senior Manager

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Receptionist

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Senior Coordinator

Sarah Foundas, American Gastroenterological Association
Manager

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Senior Communications Director

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Chantal Fremont, American Gastroenterological Association
Vice President

David Godzina, American Gastroenterological Association
Director

Mark Goetz, American Gastroenterological Association
Senior Manager

Lynn Grone, American Gastroenterological Association
Vice President 

Moira Guenther, American Gastroenterological Association
Manager

Cory Harlow, American Gastroenterological Association

Leslie Hauver, American Gastroenterological Association
Vice President

Antonio Ho, American Gastroenterological Association

Jacqueline Jones, American Gastroenterological Association

Tamara Jones, American Gastroenterological Association
Senior Director

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Graphic Designer

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Senior Director

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Vice President 

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Managing Editor

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Director

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Director

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Manager

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Director

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Manager

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Manager

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Director

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Senior Director

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Vice President 

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Director

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Human Resources

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Manager

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Jeffrey Springer, American Gastroenterological Association
Vice President 

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Senior Coordinator

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Web Developer

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Director

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Director

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Publications and Graphics Coordinator

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Theodora Williams, American Gastroenterological Association

Sarah Williamson, American Gastroenterological Association

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Director

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Senior Director

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Account Manager

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Director of Finance & Admin

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Sr. Director, Education & Membership

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Director, Operations & Governance

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Associate Director, Business Development

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Manager, Content & Publications

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