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 Export to Your Calendar 10/20/2018 to 10/23/2018
When: October 20-23, 2018
Where: Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, Massachusetts  02199
United States
Contact: Karen Murphy

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AASA 31st Annual Conference

Revolutionize. Reinvigorate. Reconnect.

General Info

Join AASA at our 2018 Annual Conference in Boston, MA from Saturday, October 20th to Tuesday, October 23rd. This year's conference will feature cutting-edge educational content, unique social events, and opportunities to network with administrative counterparts and our sponsors. Attendee Click here for additional information. 

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Registration and Sponsorship





The AASA headquarters hotel is the Sheraton Boston Hotel. The AASA room block is available until August 31, 2018We encourage you to reserve your housing quickly as rooms are limited. PLEASE NOTE when making your reservation you must do so in a block. If the dates in the block are not the arrival/departure dates you are looking for simply reserve one of the given blocks, enter your payment information and submit, you can then click on the "View details, make changes or cancel" link on the next page and change your reservation accordingly. Should you have any difficulties please contact the AASA office at 978-364-5175 or onPeak at (855) 906-4456.

Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 

Click here to reserve your housing in the AASA room block.

Call for Poster Presentations

AASA Members, Surgical Administrators and Students: The Poster abstract submissions period is June 18th to August 13th. New this year, submissions will be accepted electronically.  Electronic submissions must include presenter information, title, learning objectives, and the description/abstract. Submit your poster abstract here!

Corporate Sponsors: Corporate Sponsors in good standing with AASA have the opportunity to present in the poster session on Monday, October 22, 2018 and the chance, if selected by a vote of the attendees, to present as part of the conference schedule on Tuesday, October 23rd. Please submit no later than August 29, 2018  a brief description of your poster’s content (for example a case study, images, etc.) online here. Posters should be no smaller than 2’ x 3’ and no larger than 3’ x 5’. Submit your poster description (abstract) here!

Pre-Conference Workshop

This year’s Pre-Conference Workshop is moving to Saturday!  The National Institute for Leadership and Organizational Development (NILOD) will be facilitating a four-hour course on building trust and its role in coaching and mentoring.  The session will be held Saturday, October 20th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and the cost for the course is $325. The course includes an individual behavioral assessment with a personalized results report and lunch prior to the start of the session.  

In our roles as academic surgical administrators, we are expected to support, lead, and mentor a variety of colleagues; whether direct reports, peers, or even supervisors, the ability to influence and guide others is critical to our success.  This year, the National Institute for Leadership and Organizational Development will be helping participants in the Pre-Conference Workshop learn approaches to build trust amongst co-workers and to share strategies to help translate that trust into effective coaching and mentoring.  As part of the Pre-Conference Workshop, participants will have the ability to complete a comprehensive individual assessment that will give each attendee an opportunity for self-learning and will ensure that the application of tools and strategies learned in the session will be both personalized and effective.  Spots are limited, so register early and reserve yours today!

Important Info & Policies

Refunds and Cancellations: Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. Sorry, no refunds after October 1, 2018. 

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, AASA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by AASA and other third parties, including but not limited the venue, the host city, and the host CVB.

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