Face-to-Face Meetings: The American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting is the largest psychiatric meeting in the world.  The meeting gives all attendees, including Federal employees, an opportunity to expand their knowledge and interact with experts in their field, hear about current research and be given the opportunity to interact with the researchers, identify and educate themselves about… Read more »

ASAE Sends Follow-Up Message to White House on OGE Issue

ASAE today sent a letter to the White House from President & CEO John Graham CAE in response to a story in last weekend’s New York Times on the ongoing consideration of the Office of Government Ethics’ (OGE) proposed ethics rule.  The story said the Office of Government Ethics “is now weighing the response to… Read more »

ASAE Request Meeting On OGE’S Proposed Gift Rules

ASAE this week asked for a meeting with the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) to clarify the intent of proposed rules that would restrict government employees from attending educational seminars and other substantive events held by trade associations. OGE was directed by the White House to write regulations extending the lobbyist gift ban for political… Read more »

Medical Associations Drive Meetings Industry

The Power of A has shown repeatedly that associations are driving the economic recovery through their meetings and conventions, but occasionally it is interesting to look at specific industries to see how specific types of associations are leaders within a field.  The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association did just that with the press release last… Read more »