For those who’ve had the opportunity to attend HIMSS11, you experienced educational, networking, and professional development opportunities. You’ve seen the Exhibition Hall, you’ve experienced the Pavilions, and you may have even attended a vendor reception or two. You’ve had the opportunity to hear nationally recognized speakers like Robert Reich and Michael J. Fox. And you’ve heard some speakers hat were not so nationally recognized but should be.
So, where does one go from here?Do you start the countdown to HIMSS12 now where you can continue to experience all things health IT, or, do you take the initiative to become involved, if you aren’t already?
My preference, and my experience, suggests that you should become involved.
If you’re not sure where or how to become involved, please consider applying as a HIMSS12 Annual Conference Proposal Reviewer. This is a great place to start since you can lend your talent by reviewing and scoring various submissions for speaking considerations at HIMSS12. And you can review as many (or as few) papers based on your expertise and schedule. You also can accumulate points toward Senior and Fellow Advancement, too.
And how do I know about this?
My first volunteer role with HIMSS was as an Annual Conference Paper Reviewer. It was great experience and I used the time accumulated to apply for advancement.
The Reviewer application process will open on Monday March 21st, when information will be posted at www.himss.org, the home page of the HIMSS website. Be sure to look for the notice and consider giving back to the industry that we all serve.