Advocate Personality Traits
Advocates have a desire to affect change and a keen interest in all things legislative and regulatory. Many tend to sport a bow tie or appreciate the fashion statement thereof and regularly watch Chip Baggett’s “Bowtie Briefings” videos just to see what color tie he’s wearing that week; frustration often ensues when Chip does not wear a bow tie in said videos. They enjoy C-SPAN, emailing their legislators and White Coat Wednesdays.
Good Annual Meeting events for Advocates to attend:
NCMS PAC Breakfast, Saturday, October 24, 8:30-9:30am – If you fit the Advocate profile and you like a hearty breakfast, this event is for you! The session will bring together experts to talk about the latest legislative news and how it will impact health care. Bow ties are not required but NCMS PAC membership is (membership payable at the door).
Legislative Summit, Saturday, October 24, 2:00-4:00pm – This is the place to be if you’re interested in hearing the perspectives from several health care leaders about what they feel are the greatest challenges facing the profession of medicine. See if you agree with them and share your opinions. Advocates like sharing opinions.
Recreational suggestions at the Grandover Resort: Make some strategic connections on the golf course and follow it up with martinis at the Colony Bar on site.
Over-Achiever Personality Traits
In school, were you always the first one to raise your hand and volunteer, whether it was to offer the correct answer or to take on more extracurricular activities? Did you think you doomed your future when you received your first “B” on a test? Do you now work such long hours that you barely recognize your family members? You fall into the Over-Achiever category; not surprisingly most attendees of the NCMS Annual Meeting have these traits.
Good Annual Meeting events for Over-Achievers to attend:
With over-achieving often comes difficulty in finding a balance between work and life at home. These two CME sessions at the Annual Meeting can help you achieve the best “you” possible by addressing issues that lead to burnout.
Keys to Resilience: Thriving Through Change, Friday, October 23, 10:30am-12:30pm. Join well-known author and speaker Wayne Sotile, PhD, as he shares practical tools to improve resilience during times of crisis.
Mastering the Art of Behavior Change, Friday, October 23, 1:00pm-2:00pm. Speaker Laura Putnam, MA, will guide attendees on how to master the challenge of behavior change.
Recreational suggestions at the Grandover Resort: Visit the on-site spa and get that massage and facial! Later experience a leisurely meal at the Di Valletta Restaurant. (Please note: in an effort to assist this personality type in better achieving balance, competitive activities such as tennis or frustrating games such as golf are not recommended.)
The Fun Seeker
This individual has mastered the art of work-life balance and easily demonstrates the ability to leave their worries behind and let their hair down. Their Facebook pages, featuring numerous photos of their latest parties or travel adventures, make those who fall into the Over-Achiever category (see above) feel twinges of jealousy due to their own over-worked lives. Fun Seekers can typically find enjoyment in any environment, including Annual Meetings.
Good Annual Meeting events for Fun Seekers to attend:
The NCMS believes that anyone can be a Fun Seeker, and we have a couple of opportunities to bring out this side of your personality.
Cocktail Reception, Friday, October 23, 5:30pm-7:30pm. The event name says it all. We look forward to seeing you there!
Inaugural Reception, Friday October 23, 7:45pm-11:00pm. Come celebrate the inauguration of Docia Hickey, MD, as president of the NCMS. Dancing, additional cocktails (see above), mingling, and more dancing are on the agenda.
Recreational suggestions at the Grandover Resort: If you’re a Fun Seeker but receptions aren’t up your alley or dancing just not in your repertoire, play a game of tennis or challenge your friends to a game of pool at the Cafe Espresso East.