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Conference Updates: The 5th Annual ACDIS Conference won't be all work

CDI Strategies, April 26, 2012

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We have some of the fun events planned for San Diego! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact ACDIS Member Services Specialist Penny Richards

Poster Session: Starting Thursday morning, check out the 2012 Poster Session in the Elizabeth Foyer outside the exhibit hall. Twenty-three of your colleagues have prepared posters showing off the success of their CDI programs, as well as specific topics such as queries, mortality reporting, and physician engagement. You’ll find a ballot in your conference bag so you can vote for your favorite poster.
 
THURSDAY
Wear purple and orange: Show your ACDIS pride by donning its theme colors. It is a great way to identify who the CDI specialists are in the hotel. In addition, ACDIS administration Brian Murphy, Melissa Varnavas, and Penny Richards will have a surprise for some special conference attendees.
 
Breakfast: Kick-start your morning with a continental breakfast as guests of MedPartners CDI.
 
Lunch: Join us for the annual awards luncheon where we’ll introduce the 2012 CDI Professional of the Year and the two winners of the 2012 Recognition of CDI Professional Achievement awards. The buffet-style luncheon is sponsored by Maxim Health Information Services.
 
Evening: Following the day’s conference activities, exhibitor CDI Search Group will host a San Diego harbor cruise and dinner. Tickets for this event will be limited to 250 guests. To reserve your tickets, visit www.cdisearchgroup.com. On their home page you’ll find a link to a brief survey to complete in order to receive your boarding pass and two drink tickets. Boarding is from 6:30–7 p.m. The cruise is from 7:45–8:45 p.m.
 
Evening: If you are from California and decide not to go on the cruise, join members of the California ACDIS Chapter at the ‘Top of the Hyatt’ for cocktails and snacks. It’s right in the hotel so you don’t have too far to go. They will gather beginning at 6:15 p.m. Please email mailto:gallanjt@sutterhealth.org if you plan to attend (to give the group a headcount).
 
A number of other local chapters will also be hosting after hours events. If you’d like to find out more, visit the ACDIS Local Chapter page, click on your state, and email the leader for your region.
 
FRIDAY
Early Morning: Weather permitting, ACDIS Member Services Specialist Penny Richards is going to climb into her walking shoes and take a morning stroll. Her destination is the Kissing Statue at Tuna Harbor near the USS Midway Museum—about a two-mile round-trip trek. More details to come at the conference.
 
Regional Spirit: Wear your ACDIS local chapter gear or something special that celebrates your hometown or region. For example, New Englanders are invited to wear Patriot’s or Red Sox gear and the FL ACDIS Chapter has created its own T-shirts and encourages attendees to don their Florida apparel.
 
Lunch: Join our California ACDIS hosts at the Local Chapter Networking Lunch. Pick up your box lunch in the exhibit hall and bring it to the main hall for an ACDIS Bingo game. (If you prefer, you may enjoy lunch in the hall with exhibitors or outside on the hotel decks). Participants will be asked a number of trivia questions that relate to squares on the bingo cards. You’ll compete for prizes with colleagues from your state/area. Meta Health Technology is our lunch sponsor.
 
We have nearly 700 conference attendees this year and are looking forward to a fun and informative conference! See you in San Diego!



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