Tips for FITs: 5 Ways to Make the Most of a Society Conference
1.Join ASNC, and take advantage of the Super-Discount Registration deal available for FIT members from now through July 1.
2.Email ASNC staff and leaders. Tell them you want to get involved in ASNC and will be attending ASNC2017. Set up meetings with them, and then …
4.… Prepare! Think through how you'd like to participate in ASNC. Would you like to help support ASNC's advocacy mission, develop educational programs, participate in writing guidelines? Be ready to explain why you're interested, what you'll bring to the effort and how your experiences will make you an asset to ASNC's efforts.
5.Show up and deliver. When you arrive at ASNC2017, take advantage of every moment. Visit the booth and introduce yourself to the staff there. Attend sessions. Ask questions, offer comments. Tour the Expo and get to know the vendors who are building new products for us. Practice your research presentation and then deliver it with confidence. When it's time for the meetings you arranged with ASNC leaders, share your ideas and listen to theirs. Seize opportunities as they come your way, and have fun!
Dr. Ananthasubramaniam is Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University and Director of the Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography Laboratory and Program Director of the Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship and senior staff physician of the Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.