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November 8 – 9, 2018
Old Town Alexandria

2018 State CEO Meeting

The AAMSE State CEO Annual Meeting is the only forum where State Medical Society CEOs can get just-in-time insights & education around the current issues state 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 state CEOs for CEOs.

Please note: Only CEOs and interim CEOs of state medical societies are eligible to attend this meeting.

Meeting Location

The meetings will be held at:

The Alexandrian Hotel

480 King St, Alexandria, VA  22314

Visiting Old Town Alexandria is like stepping back in time. Cobblestone streets and beautifully-maintained historic buildings have preserved a charm that is impossible to replicate. The Alexandrian, named for city founders John and Philip Alexander and built on their family homestead, embodies the spirit of the surrounding neighborhood. The building dates back to the Civil War, and as a hotel has hosted notable guests throughout history, including George Washington, whose Virginia home Mt. Vernon is easily accessible just a short drive away.


A special rate of $249/night is available for AAMSE State CEO Annual Meeting participants. Sleeping rooms held on 11/7 and 11/8.Reservations will be available until October 10 or until the room block is fulfilled. Attendees can book their room using this link:

Book your group rate for AAMSE State Executive Meeting

Wifi included in meeting space and sleeping rooms, complimentary shuttle to and from DCA.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

8:00 AM


9:00 AM

Sharpen Your CEO Skills WorkshopThis session will revisit the core competencies of running a medical society: having critical conversations, board development, budget management, human resources, governance, advocacy and working in a membership-based organization. An essential for new and tenured CEOs.

12:00 PM

Lunch/Networking Break

1:00 PM

Membership Deep DiveLearn strategies from several societies that have seen double-digit growth in their membership over the past several years.

2:00 PM

How should you Invest in TechnologyMoving to the Cloud? Outsourcing legal work to online legal solutions? This session will investigate how technology is impacting medical societies.

2:30 PM

Increasing Collaboration Between SMSThis session will explore how states are currently collaborating and break into small groups to discuss areas where more collaboration could lead to efficiencies and better outcomes.

3:30 PM

Tech Tips in 30 MinutesWe’ll conclude the day with a fast paced session where you will learn several tips for using technology that will make your life easier. We’ll discuss new apps for tablet/phone and more!

4:00 PM

Daily Wrap Up

4:15 PM

Hosted Networking Reception

6:00 PM

Dine-Arounds in Old Town

Friday, November 9, 2018

8:00 AM


9:00 AM

Modernizing Your Governance This session will review the results of a nationwide governance survey and cover the process states have used to modernize their governance structure and how maneuver within your structure if you are unable to update it.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Submitted TopicsManagement Dashboards, Negotiating Your Employment Contract, A Centralized Model for Physician Wellness and Prior Authorization.

12:00 PM

Program Concludes/Wrap Up


Registration for this meeting will be open until Friday, November 2:

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Thank you to our 2018 Sponsor!


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 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.