Hello from Charlotte!
I am typing this as I sit at the registration desk in Charlotte. We have 224 registered attendees, and to a person I have heard nothing but good comments about the lectures and accommodations. Thanks Scott Rheinecker and Elizabeth Darr for putting this together. Also Chris Carrier thanks for creating the event app. A job well done! I am always impressed at the quality of the content and variety of talks at these meetings. It definitely fills a gap. We will have the AV recordings ready in about 6 weeks. These are an excellent resource for you and an easy way to get CME on the go. Please consider it for your educational needs.
I am a broken record; our LMS is still not live! I am very ready for this to happen, but it is beyond my control at this point. I am told that the actual production site is up, but there are still a few bugs being worked out. Any day now....we will send out an eblast to membership once it goes live. When we finally do have this available, you, as members will have an awesome new benefit. All of our prior AV recordings that have expired for category 1 CME will be available in a resource library. This means that as a member, you will enjoy full access to the entire AV library from prior conferences. I cannot believe what a great reference this is and I'm very excited about this benefit! I ask for your patience please, just a little bit longer...
I wrote an on boarding manual and have loaded it on the LMS. It is designed for new hires and/or PAs who are new to orthopedics. I typically precept new hires in my practice and have been told that it is useful in their early days. I hope that you find this to be the case and are able to use it in your practice.
Moving forward to the next big thing-August in San Antonio. There are already close to 100 attendees signed up for our annual meeting! Crazy! We anticipate a fun week of lectures, golf, river walk, tequila tasting, star gazing and of course the lazy river water park! I hope you make plans to come-it is a great destination and is family friendly if you want to have a combined meeting and family vacation. Sign up early and save some $$. And this is really, REALLY cool as we don't offer these often-there will be a wet lab where you can practice on cadavers. You won't get this at many meetings so please come out and take advantage of some great hands on practice.
Thanks again to all involved in making Charlotte an ongoing success! I hope to see you floating down the lazy river at the JW Marriott in San Antonio in a few months!