It's me, hi!
(if you can't tell - I've been on a Taylor Swift loop all week.)
I'm going to let you in on a little secret: of the biggest and most repetitive pieces of feedback the ARAS EC gets after every conference is a variation of the statement "we always see the EC presenting" or "it's the same people that always present."
If you are going to put the time and effort into submitting an abstract - we will be accepting it to be presented in San Diego 2023
If you need ideas on what your colleagues want to see - here's the feedback from 2022:
Hello ARAS Friends!
It’s been a hot second – apologies for that! There’s a lot of new everything in my neck of the woods both personally and professionally. But I have a great crew on this ARAS EC year this year and they have been rock stars. As I write this – they are hard at work while I listen in via zoom planning a fantastic 2023 meeting.
Things you need to know as we ramp up into recruitment (as in things we need to do that don’t involve recruitment!):
ABS Roster due October 24th!
Next up on the blog this week - introducing new Ad-Hoc and At-Large Members!
We are so grateful to have Dana Cooley and Stephanie Taylor join us on the ARAS Executive Committee. Two open committee spots post meeting isn't normal, but we are happy to have fresh eyes and faces working alongside us as we plan the 2023 San Diego Meeting!
Dana Cooley, C-TAGME, has been an administrator for 20 years. Her program director, Dr. Edleman, said the following about Dana in her recommendation letter:
Dana is a role model within our institution and promotes a healthy work environment. Other program administrators call her for advice and help with their roles. She is dependable, reliable, and always prepared. She is a forward thinking and demonstrates situational awareness as she is trying to solve problems before they can occur.
Stephanie Taylor joined the Department of Surgery at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in April 2019. Her program Director, Dr. Feinman, said the following about Stephanie in her recommendation letter:
With a background in strategic planning, Stephanie brings novel ideas to help the residency continue to improve, including spearheading multiple wellness initiatives which have been very effective with improving the culture of our program. She is exceptionally organized, forward thinking, and efficient.
We can't wait to introduce you all to them in person in San Diego and we look forward to seeing the contributions they will make during our October planning meeting!
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