I'm just going to call it the "SOAPM party." We can pretend it's all formal and official, but the fact is that it's simply a lot of fun even when the SOAPM executive committee members are dancing on the tables.
Start your planning for next month now. Care of Siouxsie, here's a list of all the "practice" related sessions in Boston. Highlights, though I'm sure I'll miss some, are below. Rumor has it that I might be speaking in one or more of these as a sec...
This is an unabashed ad for the AAP. Their marketing isn't running on all cylinders, so I'm giving them a boost by sharing this list of upcoming publications. Some of these publications are crucial and I don't want my clients to missed this them.
It doesn't take much besides a change in title to turn a PCC Users' Conference into an impromptu SOAPM gathering. I took some quick shots of well known SOAPM contributors cooling off before heading out to dinner...can you name them all?
First, Dr. Stoller threw out this amazing reference on SOAPM. It's a fast read from Wendell Potter (you remember, the former CIGNA-exec turned whistle blower) about talks happening between the insurance companies and Congress right now.
I had a great time speaking to Drs. Bravo and Rogu on their growing podcast, The Pediatric Lounge, to discuss the state of independent pediatricians and the use of data in a pediatric practice. They are cranking out episodes (which is a good thing) and anyone who supports independent pediatricians should tune in to their effort. What they are doing takes a tremendous amount of work and their guest list is amazing (well, besides me). They turned our conversation into back-to-back episodes (32 and 33), "Independent Pediatric Practice 2022" and "Data Data Data and Managing a Pediatric Office." If you prefer video, you catch up on their YouTube channel.