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  • R-AMA 1st National Conference

    R-AMA now is 1.5 years old. We have 66 active members and over 150 people who are considering membership. We were not able to organize the 1st National Conference last year, but will do it this year.

    Proposed location: Cleveland
    Proposed time: December
    Length: 1-2 days over the weekend

    Please, post your ideas here. We need everyone's help on deciding several issues:
    - Registration and who is planning to attend
    - Agenda: One topic is clear so far - organizational questions
    - Clinical sections/CME
    - Sponsorship
    - Elections

    There will be a small registration fee.
    Several drug and medical equipment companies are interested in providing support.
    Respectfully,
    Boris

    Tiptoeing through the minefield without a minesweeper...

  • #2
    We need to set a date for the conference.
    Options:

    November 15-16, 2003
    November 29-30, 2003
    December 6-7, 2003
    December 13-14, 2003

    Friday is a first day of registration. Sunday we only plan a morning session.

    If anyone needs help with reservations for transportation or hotel, please, let me know.
    Respectfully,
    Boris

    Tiptoeing through the minefield without a minesweeper...

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    • #3
      So far 18 members from NY, IL, KY, OH, PA and other states confirmed their participation, and more people will come from other Ethnic medical associations, press, TV, local doctors etc.

      Agenda of the Conference is forming. We will hold elections of the Board of Directors, Chairs of several different Committees of R-AMA and the President of the Association.

      We have the ability to organize communication with telephone conference and MS Web Meeting soft.

      A lot of work is done and it will be a good event.

      Have other ideas, please, let us know.
      Respectfully,
      Boris

      Tiptoeing through the minefield without a minesweeper...

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      • #4
        AstraZeneca and Pfizer will sponsor the Conference. I expect more corporate sponsors to pitch in.
        Respectfully,
        Boris

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        • #5
          Dear Boris,

          I'd like to say thanks for the LOR I've got yesterday.

          I've tried to send you e-mail, it didn't delivere for some reason.

          So, I'm doing it this way.

          Thank you, Boris!

          BTW I got my ECFMG Certificate. At last, done with these exams.

          Well, there will be new ones, of course. :D

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          • #6
            CONGRATULATIONS :!: :!: :!:

            Great news. :D

            Do not worry, more exams are coming - in-service every year during residency, than Boards (1 to 3 steps). The best is yet to come. :wink:
            Respectfully,
            Boris

            Tiptoeing through the minefield without a minesweeper...

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            • #7
              Agenda

              Here is the preliminary Agenda of the Conference



              Russian American Medical Association
              The 1st National Conference
              Agenda


              December 5, 2003, Friday (Day 1)

              5:00PM Registration
              7:00PM Treatment of Defects of the Skin - Dr. Lisa Davis, Plastic Surgery, Cleveland, OH (dinner is sponsored by KCI USA)

              December 6, 2003, Saturday (Day 2)
              8:45AM Registration
              9:30AM Welcome speech - Dr. Izold Malament, Urology, Cleveland, OH
              9:50AM Break
              10:00AM Russian American Medical Association: Goals, Role and the Future, Dr. Boris Vinogradsky, Surgery, Cleveland, OH
              Questions
              10:45AM Break
              11:00AM Election of the Board of Directors
              11:20AM Nomination of the Heads of the R-AMA Committees
              11:30AM Financial Report
              11:40AM Election of the Vice-President and the President

              12:00PM Lunch (provided by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals)

              1:00PM Current Treatment of Dyslipidemias Dr. White, Medicine, OSU, Columbus, OH (sponsored by AstraZeneca)
              1:50PM Break
              2:00PM Current Issues in Research Dr. Andrew Nesterovich, Rush University, Chicago, IL
              2:20PM Questions
              2:30PM Malpractice Crisis in the US - Dr. Dan Cudnick, Plastic Surgery, LWH, Cleveland, OH
              3:00PM Break
              3:10PM Protect you, your family and practice - Mark Rappoport, Princor Group, New York, NY
              3:30PM Questions
              3:40PM Clinical presentation
              4:00PM Break
              4:10PM Clinical presentation
              4:30PM Questions
              4:40PM Clinical presentation
              5:00PM Brake
              5:10PM Clinical presentation
              5:30PM Questions
              5:40PM Clinical presentation
              6:00PM Questions
              6:30PM End of the Afternoon Session

              7:00PM Dinner Reception (provided by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals)


              December 7, 2003, Sunday (Day 3)
              Events can be arranged at the participants discretion
              Brochure about Cleveland attractions will be distributed to the participants of the Conference at registration.

              For those who use itemized deductions on Tax return. All expenses for the Conference are tax deductible as business expense.

              If you have questions... you know what to do. :lol:
              Respectfully,
              Boris

              Tiptoeing through the minefield without a minesweeper...

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              • #8
                Russian restaurant is reserved for the dinner on Saturday.

                If anyone is interested in seeing Cleveland, please, let us know the specific requests, we will look for detailed info. Cleveland has the famous Rock-n-roll Hall of Fame, many world-class museums, Symphony Orchestra, Playhouse Theater District, comedy clubs, excellent restaurants, not to mention Cavs, where "The King" LeBron James noiw plays (well, cannot get tickets).

                TV is coming, both Russian newspapers in Cleveland will publish info about the Conference. Other things are coming.
                Respectfully,
                Boris

                Tiptoeing through the minefield without a minesweeper...

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                • #9
                  LeBron James is not "the King". :lol:

                  Michael Jordan.

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                  • #10
                    They call him King James here. Jordan is the greatest - no doubt.
                    Respectfully,
                    Boris

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                    • #11
                      He is "the King" for "Nike" for sure.

                      (At least, they think so :lol: )

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                      • #12
                        Two weeks left before the Conference. Almost everything is in place. Please, make your reservations. If you would like to present at the Conference, please, let us know.
                        Respectfully,
                        Boris

                        Tiptoeing through the minefield without a minesweeper...

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                        • #13
                          The Conference is ready.
                          There are changes still being made to the Agenda and it feels like the final version will not be available until the 5th.

                          We registered alot more people than we expected even in the best of the prognoses. Just today 5 more people registered.

                          Please, contact us if you plan to attend or if you changed your plans.
                          Respectfully,
                          Boris

                          Tiptoeing through the minefield without a minesweeper...

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                          • #14
                            It was good.
                            Respectfully,
                            Boris

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                            • #15
                              No, it was terrific! [8D]

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