Normally this time of year, I’m making plans to attend the many fall conferences in health IT and related industries. This year, my decisions are harder. You see, it seems like everyone decided to schedule their events during the last week of October:
AMIA 2011, Oct. 23-26, Washington
MGMA Annual Conference, Oct. 23-26, Las Vegas
TEDMED 2011 Oct. 25-28, San Diego
CHIME11 Fall CIO Forum, Oct. 26-28, Austin, Texas
Just for kicks, I’m scheduled to participate in the Institute for Health Technology Transformation’s Health IT Summit, Nov. 2-3 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
All are worthwhile, and all will be great places to find relevant stories for this blog and my various media clients. It probably makes most sense to go west, hitting MGMA and TEDMED, then spending the weekend in California before IHT2. But AMIA and CHIME always produce quality stories for me and supply me with leads which could pay off months later.
If you were in my shoes, which would you choose?