Short of riding the mechanical bulls on Bourbon Street, I think we fulfilled our social requirements at the AAP NCE this week. I starting making a list of people I got to greet, but gave up after 50. And it always remains a treat to meet people I've only known virtually - thanks for introducing yourselves.
In years past, I have gone through the entire NCE schedule and highlighted the talks or meetings I had hoped to crash. This year, Jose Lopez (the manager of the SOAPM section), put this awesome handout together.
This puts my work to shame.
My sincere congratulations go to Dr. Ed Zissman, the 2012 Charles "Buzzy" Vanchiere Award winner. PCC is delighted to sponsor the award every year.
Attendees of the AAP NCE are surely familiar with the Office of the Future exhibit that has grown in size and scope over the past few years. I don't know if it began that way, but since at least 2010, the project has been the baby of Dr. Gregg Alexander, a pediatrician also well known for his DOCTalk role over on histalkpractice.com.
The AAP has issued an important call to action for pediatricians, and those who work for them, relating to a proposed change to the 96110 CPT code, a subject about which I've written many times (these are just a fraction of the blog entries, you can see them all here).
I'll be speaking on Nov 4, 2011, from 3:15-4:30 (it'll be more like 5pm if I do it right), for the GA AAP chapter at their annual Pediatrics On The Parkway event.
I'm just going to call it the "SOAPM party." We can pretend it's all formal and official, but the fact is that it's simply a lot of fun even when the SOAPM executive committee members are dancing on the tables.
If you're going to the NCE, come join us on Saturday night, the info is below. We can then stumble over to the official SOAPM dinner a few blocks away.
Start your planning for next month now. Care of Siouxsie, here's a list of all the "practice" related sessions in Boston. Highlights, though I'm sure I'll miss some, are below. Rumor has it that I might be speaking in one or more of these as a secret weapon:
This is an unabashed ad for the AAP. Their marketing isn't running on all cylinders, so I'm giving them a boost by sharing this list of upcoming publications. Some of these publications are crucial and I don't want my clients to missed this them.
My goal the rest of this week? One blog post per day!