To Members Of This Forum:
PMI has an audacious yet straightforward mission: to help pediatricians succeed. With that in mind, I have a confession to make. When the pandemic hit in 2019, many people reached out to PMI for guidance. Given that this was a new experience for me as well, I really had no clue what to do. So, I reached out to my friends and colleagues in the hopes of bringing together this forum to serve as a platform to share ideas on how to overcome the challenges pediatric practices were facing.
With support from many people from places like PCC, PracticeWell, IPMSO, RemedyConnect, The Verden Group, ClearTriage, PedOne, Women In Pediatrics, and so many others, we were able to provide some resources to help the pediatric community during the past two years.
In addition to support from many such as @Brandon, the most tactical help for me came from my good friend, @Chip. He’s one of a few people that kept things focused on how we can best help our friends during uncertain times. From this budding bromance emerged over 30 webinars that we’ve been told have helped many people over the past two years with over 3,500 different people having participated in at least one webinar and over 3,000 people joining this forum. While our objective wasn’t clear at the time, we felt that the webinars could be an effective way to bring together those experiencing similar challenges. And together, we have been able to share, collaborate, and support each other. We’d be fooling ourselves if we said we were confident in our advice offered during these webinars but appreciate everyone playing along to keep our egos in check.
@Chip and I are proud to have played a small role in helping independent practices overcome, navigate, and manage through this unprecedented time. It has been worth the energy and time and wouldn’t change a thing.
Looming in the background a year ago was the rescheduling of the PMI conference in Orlando now scheduled to take place in a few weeks (January 28 & 29, 2022). As many have experienced, COVID continues to play an irritating role on many fronts. Even though many people are still planning to attend the PMI conference in person and virtually, there remain several obstacles that could affect PMI’s ability to continue providing the same level of support to the pediatric community. Being totally transparent, PMI conferences are very expensive to bring together and require a certain volume of attendees to make the finances work.
PMI Needs Your Support
For those who have registered to attend in-person or virtually, I thank you for your support. For those who have not signed up yet, I can receive no greater honor than you taking the time to join us for the next PMI conference- whether in-person or virtually.
The upcoming PMI conference is slated to be our best event ever with:
- A stellar faculty that will be teaching over 30 topics including finance, human resource management, marketing, and so much more.
- PMI’s investment in the resources and equipment to provide the best possible virtual experience- bar none.
- Planned recording of most, if not all, presentations that will be available to view on-demand.
- Three virtual attendance options to suit any budget (less than $10 per presentation):
- Livestream only access for both days ($199)
- On-demand access to the recordings two weeks after the conference ($299)
- Both livestream and on-demand access ($329)
As with PMI’s commitment to keeping prices reasonable for such an event, I think you will find that the virtual option provides a very economical solution for you to consider for yourself and members of your practice leadership team. More importantly, it allows PMI to ensure that we can stay the course and provide support to the pediatric community for many more years to come with continued webinars, resources, and conferences.
If you found any of the webinars or the PMI forum valuable, I’m confident you will discover PMI’s conference to be worthwhile and beneficial to you and your practice.
Thank you for your support and I hope you will consider taking a few moments to sign up today for the upcoming PMI conference.