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Get Your Program to Invest in Your Professional Development

 Show Value for the Investment:  Plan Ahead and Share Information

  • If your incoming chief residents will attend, use time in San Antonio to establish rapport and relationship
  • Create an agenda for yourself of all the sessions and networking events you want to attend
  • If multiple people from your institution will attend, dedicate some time at the conference to discuss goals and strategy or make long-range plans
  • Ensure that you have a plan about how you will share the knowledge and skills you acquire with your colleagues when you return
  • Pair your program's short-term and long-term goals with sessions that will contribute the most to the goals
  • Make a list of the kind of contacts (institution type, job title, region, known for kind of program) you would like to make while onsite and use the participant list on the conference app to find them