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2019 Summer Retreat
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8/8/2019 to 8/9/2019
When: Thursday, August 8-Friday, August 9, 2019
Where: University of Buffalo
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street, 6th Floor Levy Conference Room
Buffalo, New York  14203
United States
Contact: Karen Murphy

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2019 AASA Summer Retreat

Join AASA for our 2019 Summer Retreat at the University of Buffalo Thursday, August 8th and Friday, August 9th. The Retreat will begin with a Welcome Dinner on Thursday, August 8th followed by a full day of outstanding education on Friday, August 9th.

 Summer Retreat Agenda

Thursday, August 8, 2019   
Dinner on the Waterfront
Templeton Landing
2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo
6:00 PM 
Friday, August 9, 2019   
Breakfast  7:00 AM
Welcome  8:00 AM
CIO Game Plan for Improving Operations and Reducing Physician Burnout
Lisa Stump, Sr. Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Yale New Haven Health System
 8:15 AM
Break  9:15 AM
MD Compensation: National Examples
Neelam Patel, Matt Johnson, ECG Management Consultants
 9:30 AM
MD Compensation: AASA Examples & Group Discussion
Buffalo, Yale and UNC
 10:00 AM
Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity: Impact to Wellness
Dean Miles, Bridgepont Coaching
 11:00 AM
Campus Tour "Wellness Walk"  12:00 PM
Hot Topic: Social Media in Surgery
Dr. Heather Logghe
 1:00 PM
Hot Topic: Researcher Recruitment: Engaged Collaboration
Director Global Health, Katia Noyes, PhD
 1:30 PM
Hot Topic: Physician Wellness
Dr. Carla Haack, Emory and CHOP
 2:00 PM
Wrap Up  2:30 PM
Conclusion  3:00 PM

The 2019 Summer Retreat Agenda is subject to change. Last updated 7/17/19.

Registration Pricing
AASA Member: $100
Non-Member: $125
Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown
10 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, New York
  • Rate: $109+tax/night
  • To book over the phone, please contact Hilton Reservations at 1-855-446-1178 or contact our hotel directly at 716-848-1000. Please inform an associate of the dates that you wish to book under the code of UBS.
  • To book online, please proceed to the hotel website: On the home page, enter the arrival and departure dates for the stay. Before selecting the Check Rooms and Rates button, click the link underneath to “Add a Special Rate" and enter the code UBS
  • The deadline to take advantage of this room block is July 19, 2019.

Important Info & Policies

Refunds & Cancellations: Attendee refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee. Sorry, no refunds after August 1, 2019.

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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