Annual Meetings

Each year the society meets in the spring. The first afternoon consists of recitations and Board of Governors meeting. The second day is when the general session begins with presentations selected by the Program Committee and continues for another day and a half day. Receptions, tours, and a banquet fill the evenings. 

Annual Meeting

 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2018


The 48th Annual Meeting of the American Osler Society will be held Sunday, May 13 through Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the University of Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Hotel Reservations
Hotel Reservations:  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center for meeting participants at a discounted rate of $159 (plus tax) per night.  This rate is available Saturday, May 12 through Wednesday, May 16.  The group rate is available until April 21, 2018.  
 
Meeting attendees may reserve a room online at Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center or by calling the in house reservation directly at 412-682-6200 MondayFriday 8AM-6PM.  Identify that you are with the American Osler Society to ensure you receive the contracted group rate.  
 
If you would like to arrive outside the group arrival dates contact one of the following to assist you.
Samantha Tartaglione 412-682-6251 or startaglione@wyndham.com
Chelsey Baumgardner 412-682-6200 ext 6131 or cbaumgardner@wyndham.com
Ronda Cosby 412 682-6241 or rcosby@wyndham.com  

Student Accomodations
For students interested in staying at the residence hall on the University of Pittsburgh campus, you can contact Samantha Sorrell, Conference Services Coordinator at sas464@pitt.edu or by calling 412-383-3228 and indicated you are attending the American Osler Society meeting.


Meeting Registration
 You can register for the meeting by completing this registration form.  Please return the completed form to Renee Ziemer at aosrenee@gmail.com.  Payment may be made with a credit card using the button below or by mailing a check with your registration form.  A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt. 

 

 

Transportation
Pittsburgh International Airport lists transportation options on their website.  John Erlen has been in contact with TLC Limos, which offered the following rates.
Sedan - up to 4 passengers is $70.00 which includes the gratuity.
Van - 5 passengers or more $80.00 and up depending on size of van.
All guests will be met in the baggage area with their name on a sign.
Reservation must be made up to 24 hours prior to arrival and can be made by calling 412-805-5466 and ask for Joe Brancato or by emailing TLCLIMOS@Comcast.net.


Program Booklet

2018 Annual Meeting Program Booklet

Meeting at a Glance

Sunday, May 13th
1:00-5:00 p.m.                  Registration - Main Lobby, University Club
1:00 p.m.                          Tour of Nationality Rooms in Cathedral of Learning (optional)
1:30 p.m.                          Carnegie Museum Complex-Natural History & Fine Arts (optional)
2:30 p.m.                          Tour of Nationality Rooms in Cathedral of Learning (optional)
3:00 p.m.                          Tour of Heinz Chapel (optional)
3:00-5:00 p.m.                  The Frank Neelon Literary Gathering - Gold Room
5:30-7:00 p.m.                  Past Presidents Dinner - Gold Room
7:00-9:00 p.m.                  Board of Governor’s Meeting - Ivy Room
Monday, May 14th
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.          Registration - University Club, Main Lobby
2:00 p.m.                          Tours of Nationality Rooms in Cathedral of Learning (optional)
3:00 p.m.                          Tours of Heinz Chapel (optional)
7:00-8:00 a.m.                  Continental Breakfast - University Club, 2nd Floor, Ballroom B
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.          Art Exhibit - University Club, Main Floor, Library
8:00 a.m.-noon                 General Sessions - University Club, 1st Floor, Ballroom A
Noon-1:00 p.m.                 Lunch - University Club, 2nd Floor, Ballroom B
1:00-5:40 p.m.                  General Sessions - University Club, 1st Floor, Ballroom A
6:00-7:00 p.m.                  Reception out on the Terrace of the University Club and Ballroom B
7:00 p.m.                          Banquet & Presidential Address - Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom
Tesday, May 15th
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.          Registration - University Club, Main Lobby
7:00-8:15 a.m.                  Continental Breakfast - University Club, 2nd Floor, Ballroom B
8:20 a.m.-5:00 p.m.          Art Exhibit - University Club, Main Floor, Library
8:00 a.m.-noon                 General Sessions - University Club, 1st Floor, Ballroom A
Noon-1:00 p.m.                 Lunch - University Club, 2nd Floor, Ballroom B
1:00-5:40 p.m.                  General Sessions - University Club, 1st Floor, Ballroom A
6:00-7:00 p.m.                  Organ Recital, Heinz Chapel
7:00-9:30 p.m.                  Casual Dinner & Tours of the Nationality Rooms in Cathedral of Learning

Wednesday, May 16th
7:00-8:30 a.m.                  Continental Breakfast - University Club, 2nd Floor, Ballroom B
7:0-8:15 a.m.                    Annual Business Meeting - University Club, 1st Floor, Ballroom A
8:00 a.m.-noon                 General Session - University Club, 1st Floor, Ballroom A
Noon                                 Adjourn

 

Call for Abstracts for the Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 13th – 16th, 2018

Abstract should be sent by e-mail to: aosrenee@gmail.com and must be received by November 15, 2017. Abstracts submitted by e-mail will be acknowledged. Only one abstract per person is permitted. The abstract should be no longer than one page. It should begin with the complete title, the names of all co-authors, and the corresponding author’s mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. This should be followed by a two to three sentence biographical sketch indicating how the author would like to be introduced. The text should provide sufficient information for the Program Committee to determine its merits and possible interest to the membership. The problem should be defined and the conclusions should be stated. Phrases such as “will be presented” should be avoided or kept to a minimum.

Three learning objectives should be given after the abstract. Each learning objective should begin with an active verb indicating what attendees should be able to do after the presentation (for example, “list,” “explain,” “discuss,” “examine,” “evaluate,” “define,” “contrast,” or “outline”; avoid noncommittal verbs such as “know,” “learn,” and “appreciate”). The learning objectives are required for Continuing Medical Education credit.

A cover letter should state: Whether any of the authors have a potential conflict-of-interest such as direct financial involvement in the topic being discussed during the presentation.

Standard audiovisual equipment that consists of a laptop computer and LCD projector will be provided if your abstract is selected for presentation. 

Each presenter will have a 20-minute time slot, which will be strictly enforced. Presenters should rehearse and time their papers to 15 minutes, in order to permit brief discussions and to be fair to the other speakers. 

Abstracts will be accepted by e-mail up until November 15, 2017.

Send with objectives and cover letter to: aosrenee@gmail.com.

Please make submissions in Microsoft WORD format.