ADAA understands that budgets are tight and making time in your demanding schedule takes more coordination and planning than ever before.
Taking time away from work and home, even for continuing education, needs to be justified as an important tool for improving your value to patients, faculty, colleagues, and the overall mission of your practice, hospital, or university.
The Anxiety and Depression Conference is a can’t-miss event, and we want to help you persuade your employer, chair, or mentor of the same.
If you need information that would help allow you to attend, don’t hesitate to e-mail us.
Talking Points & Tips
Try these to persuade your employer, chair, or mentor to approve your attendance at the Anxiety and Depression Conference.
- Clarify that this is an investment in you—as well as your practice or institution. Talk about what you’ll bring back after the meeting, including new knowledge about research and patient care.
- Make sure you offer to share the information you will gain with colleagues, leadership, trainees, fellows, and students; a quick presentation could be an invaluable way for others to benefit from your attendance. Propose writing a brief statement about the conference for your internal newsletter or website.
- Share the preliminary program (available in December 2014) with those who approve travel. The wealth of sessions offered will help reassure them that this trip is all about education.
- Emphasize that this is a chance to earn valuable CE or CME credit that is essential to remain eligible for licensure and certification and keep you qualified to provide expert patient care.
- Point out that ADAA will put you in touch directly with vendors who exhibit at the meeting. You can network with these vendors and bring back new contacts that will benefit the entire organization.