Handy Hints for Attending a National Healthcare Conference - Updated!

by Christian Sinclair (@ctsinclair)In the early years of Pallimed, I was brand new to going to national conferences focused on healthcare. It was exciting, exhausting and at times overwhelming. I started collected little bits of wisdom I picked up from others and some I discovered myself. They were compiled into theoriginal Handy Hints for a National Meeting back in 2005, with updates along the way. With theAnnual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care coming up this week, I thought I should revisit them since I have not updated it since 2011. Please feel free to comment and leave thoughts from your own experience.Updated layout for before, during and after the meeting. Additional contributions by Emily Hahn, Allie Shukraft, Lori Ruder, Amy Davis, Kyle Edmonds, Sharon Hudson, Holly Yang among others!Before the MeetingGeneral* If you are bringing family or a significant other, spend some time with them.* If you don ' t bring family or a significant other, leave something nice for them to discover at home while you are gone OR get something for them while you are gone.* Pack and wear comfortable shoes, you will be doing a LOT of walking! But try to be a little stylish, you don ' t know if you will be going out to dinner later and have no chance to get back to your hotel room.* Pack and wear layers as some rooms are colder than others (oddly seems to happen in every convention center!)* If you ’re presenting, get the slides in by the deadline so people can download your prese...
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