The 2016 AIUM Annual Convention is less than a week away. Although it was about six months ago that we opened registration, that time just cruised by much too quickly. We here at the AIUM office just said goodbye to the truck full of convention goodies. Next time we see all that stuff, we will be in New York City.
For those meeting us there, here is what you need to know.
- Plan Now.
If you haven’t started planning, what are you waiting for? The proceedings are online now so get busy.
- Get Slammed.
AIUM is proud and excited to host its inaugural SonoSlam student competition. Teams from medical schools from across the country are competing for bragging rights and the Peter Arger Cup. If you have time, come check it out on Thursday, March 17.
- Speaking of Thursday, March 17…
Yep, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. And in New York City that means there is a parade. If you are coming in that day or trying to get around please allow yourself extra time. The parade starts at 11:00 AM.
- Give Me Internet.
There will be complimentary internet access on the exhibit hall floor. Select “Hilton Meeting Room Wifi” and enter code AIUM16. This only works on the exhibit hall floor.
- Now Get Social.
Follow and participate in all the action by using#AIUM16. We will be on Periscope, live tweeting the event, and sharing photos and videos.
- Stay Informed.
In addition to social media, the AIUM will be sending a daily eblast to all Convention registrants letting them know of any room changes and sharing the next day’s highlights. Keep a look out!
- Get Your Ribbons.
You might notice that getting your Convention ribbons will be a bit different this year. While some might be in your materials, the AIUM has created a ribbon station where you can select those that pertain to you.
- Cases Go Digital.
One of the most popular aspects of the AIUM Annual Convention is the Case-of-the-day Challenge. This year you will find these on dedicated computer kiosks on the Exhibit Hall Floor! Test your diagnostic skills!
- Run, For Fun
Join us on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 for a group run. Meet in the hotel lobby at 5:45 AM. Runners will leave promptly at 6:00 AM. Just one more way to see the city—plus you can network with fellow runners. All abilities welcomed!
We can’t wait to see you in New York City! Don’t forget to tag and share #AIUM16 on all your social media platforms.