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10 tips for making the most of your AADE14 experience

10 Tips

With a little planning, you will leave AADE14 refreshed, recharged and renewed.

Several longtime AADE Annual Meeting attendees share their advice for making the most out of AADE 14:

  1. Prior to the meeting, jot down several complex patient issues or program problems that you are currently dealing with and use some of your educational sessions and exhibit time to track down possible solutions.
  2. Use the online planner and handouts to outline the sessions you want to attend.
  3. Find opportunities to meet new people and make friends. Get out of your comfort zone and introduce yourself to colleagues in the hallways, while waiting in lines, at the social functions and in the coffee shops and cafes. Learning takes place not only in the presentations, but also in these informal get-togethers.
  4. Make plans to get together with longtime colleagues, but also look up educators you would like to meet using the “Attendee” tab in the AADE14 mobile app. Make plans in advance to meet up.
  5. Take advantage of the unopposed hours in the Market Place and play the Passport board game.
  6. Attend the business meeting at 1:30 pm  Friday, August 8, in room W203. It’s your chance to see what is going on with the organization.
  7. Text friends when you are in an amazing session to come join you. Or better yet, Tweet it out! You can also rate the session in the mobile app.
  8. Go to every event possible! From educational sessions to social activities, product theaters to the business meeting. And don’t skip the general sessions. They are a great way to stretch your brain and gather words of wisdom.
  9. Meet a speaker or panel member that you share a common issue or concern about and send a follow up note. Be sure to stop by the “Meet the Poster Authors” event from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm Wednesday, Aug. 6, in room W209.
  10. Wear comfortable shoes! And speaking of that, pack your walking/running shoes and sign up for the AADE 5K. It’s a “be there or be square” event.