A Letter from the President
posted: July 23, 2019
The Heartland Chapter Annual Meeting is quickly approaching. On behalf of the Planning Committee, I would like to invite you to Kansas City August 9 – 11, 2019. There is a lot to talk about and a lot to celebrate.
First of all, Heartland Chapter is turning 10! We have planned a special event on Friday, August 9, at Webster House with and “out of the box” lecture “Art Speaks.”
This past year has been quite eventful in the life of our organization. We went through a changing relationship with our "mother ship." National AACE will not be managing our affairs any more. Association management was transferred to WJ Weiser and Associates, who has done an amazingly competent job in organizing this year’s meeting in a fairly short timeline. We need to discuss the transition and its implications for the future of the Chapter.
The Planning Committee has been working to secure speakers on interesting topics pertinent to clinical practice. Some of the subjects sparked debates even during the planning phase, it will likely be the same during the meeting. We gathered your suggestions from previous years and tried to respond to educational needs in our specialty. There has been a lot of excitement recently especially in the field of diabetes, with new groups of medications and their new applications. I encourage you to review the schedule, hopefully to find it enticing and scientifically sound.
Our organization is not only about knowledge and science, it is also about fostering the sense of community and camaraderie among Endocrinologists in the Heartland Region. In that spirit, we have planned a family activity on Saturday evening — Pickle Ball time! Kansas City has a lot more to offer to our families. Union Station, the World War I Museum, the Power and Light District, and Crown Center are just a few of the closest attractions. The National Gymnastics Championship will take place on the same weekend in the Sprint Center, a few blocks from our meeting venue.
We are looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones. Hope to see you there.
Thank you for supporting the Heartland Chapter of AACE.
Dorota Walewicz, MD
Your Humble President