AMSA’s 60th Annual Convention- Anaheim, CA- 3/11-14

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AMSA’s 60th Annual Convention:
March 11-14, 2010
Register by February 8 and save!!

“AMSA at 60! Celebrating Passion, Professionalism, Pride” is an event you won’t want to miss! Happening March 11-14 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, AMSA’s 60th offers more networking, leading-edge educational seminars and opportunities to stand out among your peers than you’ll find anywhere.

Participate in incredible programming, hear fantastic keynotes, showcase your research in the Poster Session, visit the exhibit hall, give back to those in need through community service, enjoy the rides at Disneyland, and celebrate AMSA’s 60th birthday, complete with cake, piñatas and a dance party!

There are only 2 weeks left to register for AMSA’s annual convention with early bird rates!

This year’s convention will offer a vast schedule of unique and fascinating educational seminars and workshops covering topics that you would never find inside the classroom. Just a few examples include:

· Communication: Enhancing Patient Outcomes and Decreasing Risks

· Toward a Better Definition of Doctoring: Student Led Health Care Improvements

· How to Stay Human During Residency

· Economy of Access: How Drug Innovation Policies Ration Care

For more information about the variety of leading-edge educational opportunities AMSA’s 60th has to offer, http://www.amsa.org/conv

Run for National Office

All AMSA members can run for a national leadership position. There are multiple positions open. Applications are due by March 12th! Check out the available positions and more information.

Don’t Miss 7th Annual Residency Fair and Specialty Showcase

With so many competitive and unique programs, the decision of where to apply for residency can be difficult. Wouldn’t you like to have an opportunity to learn more about your various options first-hand from residency program representatives? Don’t miss out on AMSA’s 7th Annual Residency Fair and Specialty Showcase, your chance to learn more about some of the top residency programs in the country.

Hear Amazing Keynote Addresses

Just Confirmed! Dr. Pedro José “Joe” Greer, chair of the Department of Humanities, Health & Society at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Dr. Greer was recently chosen by President Obama to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest recognition given to U.S. civilians.

Kevin Fickenscher, M.D.

The changing role of technology in the medical field is altering the future of healthcare. Dr. Fickenscher, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Dell Perot Systems, will explore this intriguing issue.

15th Annual Poster Session

All AMSA members and chapters are invited to submit an abstract for consideration. Application Deadline: January 27, 11:59 pm PST.

Prizes will be awarded in four categories:

· Basic Research

· Clinical Research

· Community Service Projects

· Medical Education

For more information and tips on how to prepare your presentation, visit AMSA Foundation’s 15th Annual Poster Session.

Become an Official Tweeter for AMSA’s 60th Annual Convention!

Are you on Twitter all the time? How creative are you with only 140 characters? Join us at AMSA’s 60th Annual Convention and tweet the event as it happens as an Official Convention Tweeter.

Official Tweeters will receive:

· Front Row seating at all keynotes.

· Backstage access & personal introduction to select convention speakers.

· Lunch on us – a meal voucher for Thursday (lunch is not provided by AMSA that day).

· Official recognition & special name badge at AMSA convention.

· Special interview, feature & photo spread about your experiences to appear in The New Physician magazine.

How to Enter:

Only 5 AMSA members will be selected to officially tweet the Convention. Tell us in 140 characters or less – why you think you should be chosen, how you would cover events, essentially give us your Twitter credentials. You may send us as many tweets as you want – just use the hash tag #amsatweets. All submissions need to be received by February 8th!

Follow AMSA online and receive up-to-the-minute convention update.

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