Thank you for your interest in attending AHRMM17, July 23-26, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
AHRMM17 is the leading healthcare supply chain event, but how do you convey the value of the event to your leadership in order to secure funding for your attendance? The cost to attend can add up quickly. Your manager may require a detailed justification to approve your registration fees, travel expenses, and time away from the office.
Below are tools and tips to help you secure your supervisor's support:
Plan early! Take advantage of the early bird registration discounts and review the AHRMM17 Exhibitor Scholarship opportunities to see if you qualify. Planning early will help you to secure lower airline fares and obtain a discounted room rate in a conference hotel.
Send the letter to your leaders explaining all of the benefits you'll get from attending AHRMM17, how they will improve your performance, and help advance your organization. Include a list of exhibitors you intend to meet to discuss their products and services and how they may benefit your organization. Ask for input on which sessions and vendor information your supervisor feels would benefit the institution the most.
If you are working to obtain or maintain your CMRP designation, remind your supervisor that this is a great way to earn up to 20.5 Contact Hours and is less expensive than registering for separate conferences that offer fewer hours. It also requires less time away from the office.
As a Best Value attendee, you have unlimited access to conference handouts and recordings. Offer to share these resources with your colleagues after the event and/or to deliver a short presentation on sessions that would benefit them.
Be ready with a plan that identifies who will handle your responsibilities while you are attending the conference. Ensure your employer that current technology will allow you to be accessible during your time away from the office.