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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2008, 06:18:03 am »
...what does one do at a "symposium" (besides drink a bit)... is it geared toward the medical field, the patients, both???  Just curious - think I'm sold on it no matter what the topic!

cindy

I was at the last symposium in Philly in 2007.  It was worth it just for the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people from the forum!   ;D  But there was a lot of great information, too.  It's a series of workshops, Q&A sessions, presentations, etc. done by the medical community for patients.  It's a very unique experience, and was very well done.  They covered a huge range of topics, and you could pick and choose among the presentations to go to the ones relevant/interesting to you.

I wish I could confirm I'm going to Chicago, but alas - I can't yet say one way or the other.   :-\

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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2008, 09:44:15 am »
Add Cheryl R                   I have been to the last 3 and this is the closest one to home.
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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2008, 09:11:49 pm »
Laughing out loud at "make your head spin".   :D

I do have a funny Chicago shopping story if anyone is in the mood for a laugh...

Go ahead Marci...we are in the community forum and my guess is we can stray a bit:-)
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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2008, 09:13:10 pm »
Add Cheryl R                   I have been to the last 3 and this is the closest one to home.

Wow! What a list we've started:

Jan
Deb
Kaybo (no better place to use free airline tickets)
Marci?  (chocolate cake and beer for turning 50
Steve
Lam Sue
Anne Marie wants to be there
Lori
Arushi
Cheryl R.

Still time to join the fun... noting head spin comment is missing<grins>
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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2008, 09:55:32 pm »
OK, Kate.  This is so convincing -- and Chicago is definitely my favorite northern city (Miami is in first place -- I've been in Chicago in January) count me in.

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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2008, 10:09:22 pm »
Marci,

Now you have to tell us your funny shopping story!!!

I've never been to Chicago either, but as luck would have it...my son will be graduating from boot camp around the time of the symposium anyway - in the Great Lakes area, so if I have to make an extended trip out of it, I'll just crash on Jan's couch.  Or Kate's.  Which one of you has a more comfortable couch?

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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2008, 10:47:40 pm »
Oh, I can't wait.  Starting to buy some US$$$.  I think the main reason I want to go is to actually meet everyone. 

Anne Marie
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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2008, 05:30:53 am »

BTW, I'll be there... oh, I ain't missin' this one.... trust me...  :)

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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2008, 06:31:24 am »
PHYL WILL BE THERE TOO!!!!
 How did we miss her??? I have to be honest & say that if we go, it will be to meet the people...that far outweighs the Symposium for me!!

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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2008, 06:35:37 am »
Hopefully I'll be able to make it all the way up there. 

Tom
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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2008, 08:38:27 am »
Looks like a few got missed.

Updated list: Phyl, Kate, Jan, Deb, Kay, Marci, Steve, Lacey, Sue, Cindy, Anne Marie, David, Lori, Karen, Cheryl, Tom.

And Phyl again, in case I forgot her.  :D

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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2008, 12:10:40 pm »
Count me in....I live in Chicago so I will for sure be volunteering....!!

Meagan
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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2008, 07:43:34 pm »
Wow! What a list we've started:

PHYL
Jan
Deb
Kaybo (no better place to use free airline tickets)
Marci?  (chocolate cake and beer for turning 50
Steve
Lam Sue
Anne Marie wants to be there
Lori
Arushi
Cheryl R.
Meagan
LA David

There is lots of time:-) Just a way to plant the seed and grow it:-)

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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2008, 07:45:16 pm »

BTW, I'll be there... oh, I ain't missin' this one.... trust me...  :)

Phyl

I'm feeling so unloved....... :(

*walks off sulking....*   :'(


Oversight...*blames it on age*
Now brightly added to the list:-)
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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2008, 09:30:09 pm »
Wait!  Do I see that Phyl's getting special treatment here?  What is this another moderator's perk???  LOL

Glad to see the list of attendees so far.

How about Jim Scott? bucko? joef? Wendy? Tamara? Lacey?

There are soooo many people I want to meet, I can't even list them all  :o

Jan

PS - Lori you can crash on my couch anytime - although the kids tend to snack there, so it's probably full of crumbs and sticky stuff.  Hope you won't mind  ;D

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