Return on Investment
Academic Internal Medicine Week 2018 will provide you with knowledge, skills, and networking opportunities to improve your ability to do your job as well as enhance your programs. AAIM wants to see you in San Antonio!
But how do you convince the decision-makers about the value of this conference?
- Download a template letter (MS Word) to your supervisor about why you should attend
- Get concrete ideas to show value for the investment
Academic Internal Medicine Week 2018 offers six plenary sessions and six workshop sessions that offer a total of more than 130 learning opportunities. It's easy to mix large and small group learning, to create your own "learning track" based on interest or needs, or to learn from high-profile speakers from key regulatory agencies and from faculty and staff "in the trenches."
Precourses offer targeted, small group learning on hot topics. These boot camp-style, day long sessions are usually limited to 30 to 60 people and led by real world experts: faculty and staff who learned the lessons the hard way—by trying, modifying, and rebuilding--so that you can learn from their successes and their failures.
There are so many learning opportunities that no one can attend them all! That's why the Alliance makes the slide sets from as many plenaries and workshops as possible available to participants. Use them to share your newly acquired knowledge with others at your home institution or take a look and reach out to a speaker whose session you missed but whose work you want to learn more about.
But learning doesn't only take place in the "classroom." Some of the most important interactions happen between sessions, in the hallways, on the exhibit floor, and at poster receptions. Find people like you—doing the same job, working in similar types of institutions, or struggling with the same kind of challenges--to build key networks that help you continue to learn and grow well after you leave San Antonio!
Value for the Fee
AAIM provides participants with breakfast and lunch daily for each day of the conference, including precourses. San Antonio offers reasonable hotel rates right in the heart of downtown. A "second tier" airport located just eight miles from downtown, San Antonio International Airport is easy to access from several major airline hubs, including Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver, Las Vegas, and Chicago.