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What’s your cause?

This past Tuesday, I attended the annual meeting for the Forum Association of Chicagoland. Forum is an association for association professionals (yes, we have one too!). Five ASDA staffers attended the meeting. The keynote speaker was a former Marine named Rye Barcott. He started a non-profit organization for people in Kibera, a Kenyan slum. Barcott… Read more »

Where are you going this summer?

Global health externships are really popular here at Columbia and a lot of students take advantage of them. Just this past week a group of students left for a trip to Ghana. Two trips have been completed to the Dominican Republic, also groups to Cambodia, the Philippines, Jamaica, and Tanzania. The one I’m the most… Read more »

Dentists + Social Media= Love?

At the ADA meetings that I have attended recently (Council on Dental Education and Licensure and the Washington Leadership Conference) the buzz phrase has been “social media”. The ADA is realizing that one of their weakest areas of membership right now are new dentists. This is a major concern, not only because this group will… Read more »

Social Media and Professionalism

We’ve talked about Facebook here before. But last week, a blog post in the Health section of NYtimes.com caught my eye. “Should Your Doctor Be on Facebook?” discusses the risks of health professionals engaging in social media. Danielle Ofri, MD, explores the topic: For doctors like me who have waded into social media, however gingerly,… Read more »

Never forget to live life!

Two weeks ago I flew from NYC to sunny California for the Coachella Arts and Music Festival. This year’s line up included hundreds of artists: Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Mumford and Sons, The Strokes, Lauryn Hill, Cee Lo Green… just to name a few. When I was planning the trip, I knew… Read more »

Video How-To: Delivering Criticism

Earlier this month, ASDA’s national leaders came to Chicago for the Spring Leadership Conference. A jam-packed weekend of leadership training included professional speakers, leadership development experts from other associations and a few of ASDA’s own alums to round out the group. A crowd favorite is Dr. Chris Salierno, a past ASDA president and practicing NY… Read more »