#LOVECE #CEJUNKIE #DENTALNERD
Spring has always been a time to look forward. I enjoy planning out my summer, setting goals, and reviewing my expectations.
Professionally, it is the excitement of planning to attend bigger CE events. They are perfectly timed, approximately every other month. This year, I attended the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting. HOW HAVE I WAITED THIS LONG TO GO??? What a great meeting! I added some great participation courses to my transcript for my future MAGD, and I am kicking myself that I didn’t enroll in more. Lesson learned! Calendar blocked for next year!
Following the #CDS14 meeting will be the Michigan Dental Association’s Annual Session. I have and will always continue to support my local component and fellow colleagues.
The commencement of my annual meetings is the Grand Marshal of the series, the 2014 AGD Annual Meeting & Exhibits. If you haven’t attended, you should reconsider. It is here in Michigan this year and a great time to “Rethink. Refresh. Renew.” Before you start throwing out the jokes (Will there be power? Will it be safe? What exactly is there TO DO in Detroit?), it is going to be a great time! Admittedly, we don’t have the honky tonks of Nashville, but there will plenty to see, do, and learn at the #AGD14!
I am not a part of the committee that created it, but I LOVE the title theme this year! Think about the words! Michigan, as a community, has been working on that theme for many years. We are still treading water and sometimes making waves. Outside of the city limits, which of course has had its fair share of poor publicity, we have been making it. According to Webster’s:
Rethink: to think again about (something such as a policy or course of action), esp. in order to make changes to it. (n): a reassessment of something, esp. one that results in changes being. made
Refresh: to give new strength or energy to or to revise or update (skills or knowledge)
Renew: to give fresh life or strength to.
I particularly like “refresh.” Who wouldn’t want to refresh? This triad of words is exactly how I feel as I approach an upcoming CE weekend or event, and even more so after I leave. Something that is said causes me to rethink how I may have approached a task or situation previously. I learn a new skill that renews my interest in a technique I was fearful to take on. And I absolutely have refreshed my drive to learn more, see more, and do more.
Colleen DeLacy, DDS, FAGD