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2018 AASA Annual Conference
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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 SOLD OUT at this time. You can still reserve housing directly through the ACS Clinical Congress housing block. To check availability for the Sheraton Boston Hotel through the ACS Clinical Congress please click here. For additional housing options available through the ACS please click here

Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 

Call for Late Breaking Poster Presentations

AASA Members, Surgical Administrators and Students: Do you have a late breaking idea you would like to share at the AASA Annual Conference? We know you are constantly doing great work and seeing results and we want to give you the opportunity to share at the upcoming Annual Conference in Boston, MA. 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 
Building Trust Through Coaching & Mentoring


This year’s Pre-Conference Workshop: Building Trust Through Coaching & Mentoring 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!

Click here for the complete Pre-Conference Workshop: 
Building Trust Through Coaching & Mentoring Agenda. 

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.

Important Information Regarding the AASA Headquarters Hotel, Sheraton Boston Hotel. 

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