I've been given the wonderful opportunity to present at the annual Pediatric Gurus event hosted by Goryeb Children’s Hospital again this year. At one point, I am sandwiched between two very heavy-hitters, Dr. Rick Oken and Shireen Hart, which means I'll have to bring the A-game.
For years, I have unintentionally made the rounds of the pediatric speakers circuit, as many of you know. I enjoy the public speaking process simply because I learn so much and all of my best "material" comes from either being in an office or in front of an audience.
It's official - go sign up. Space is limited. Similar to our previous endeavors but two days, a lot of content, and the largest collection of pediatric practices in one place all year long. The best part -it's at Disney, you bring your family!
It's also substantially cheaper than other events held at the same location (or elsewhere) around the same time...
I’m in the midst of some fun RVU analysis and I realized that I’d better get this announcement out stat! It’s just like our other PM/Coding events, though the AAP endorsement hasn’t happened yet (it should be a week or two). Sign up quickly, as we expect this one to be a good size. The proximity to the airport makes this an easy trip for a lot of folks:
Whew, we have finally gotten our ducks in a row and announce our Fall Pediatric Coding and PM conference in Columbus, OH on September 17. It's the usual deal: AAP endorsed and AAP members get in cheaper. The individual class titles include:
It's been tough getting to the blog the last week or so.
I have a vision of being one of those fancy bloggers who somehow writes a "live" blog from some important event. I don't know why, but it seems cool.
So, as I type, Dr. Tuck is giving the first full lecture of the day, his CPT 101 course. Dr. Lander goes next with his "Give Me the Money" bit. My quick assessment of the crowd today:
Our coding/PM event is filling up. I have to update the talk about Pediatric Compensation Models with more recent data, but otherwise we're in good shape. This will be great.
It's not too late to sign up, I'd love to see you there.
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Save the date: April 17.
It's not official yet - we're confirming a location - but we hope and expect to produce a pediatric coding and practice management seminar in the greater Washington DC area on or around April 17. It will be nearly identical to the one we produced in NYC in August. We hope to get AAP endorsement again and, if everything works out, we may even be able to acquire an educational grant from a generous source that might lower or eliminate the cost for AAP members!
That last item is a bit of a dream still, but it's not off the table.
Anyway, I thought I'd let everyone here be the first to know. As soon as it's official - speakers, location, date, and content - I'll post it all here.