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ASET 2020 Virtual Annual Conference

August 20 – 22, 2020

2020 marks the first year for the ASET Virtual Annual Conference. As with any inaugural event, there is a list of unknown factors. Who will attend? What do we charge? How will we present the content? Who will present? How can we get sponsors? Who will sponsor? Not to mention the possibility of technical difficulties…

Over the past few months the ASET staff has been working behind the scenes to answer these questions and develop one of the most exclusive educational events for all Neurodiagnostic Technologists. A well-organized and planned out conference packed with CEU opportunities for all modalities. Whether your passion is EEG, LTM or IONM, this year’s conference will have something for everyone. You can earn up to 13 ASET CEUs all from the safety and comfort of your home or office. We have lowered the registration rates to just $150 (member pricing) for all three days and only $60 (member pricing) for individual daily registrations. We have significantly lowered the rate for Student registrations as well. Our mission is to provide you with affordable education resources that will improve your patients’ safety and quality of care and that is what we plan to do.

Another challenge to planning a virtual conference is determining the best platform for content delivery and ease of use. In recent months, we have all learned to adjust how we interact and communicate with our colleagues, friends and family. The flexibility of a virtual meeting is now vital in the workplace. It is how we talk to clients, patients, customers, parents, family members and coworkers on a daily basis. In August, ASET will host the Annual Conference using Zoom Meetings and Webinars, the most sophisticated, yet simple platform for presentations. Zoom allows the presenter to create a professional presentation in an uninhibiting format, while also allowing the audience to listen intently, ask questions, clap and even interconnect with one another. We will also be utilizing the ASET Annual Conference app where all of the meeting schedules, handouts, speaker bios, Zoom links, exhibitor profiles and networking will be supported. ASET is excited to learn more about this virtual experience and what it means for our members who are typically unable to travel or are based internationally.

ASET is fortunate to have a strong and supportive group of presenters who are just as passionate and dedicated to the field as we are! If you have not seen the recently released program schedule for the Annual Conference, it will not disappoint. We are offering three course tracks with four presentations each day. The Lewis Kull Keynote Address will be the only special lecture this year, but it is one not to miss. We will have an Awards Ceremony and a special session with ASET’s house band, The Dendrites! Each day is filled with excellent presentations in a friendly format that will allow you to participate without being overwhelmed or caught off guard. To see the full schedule, click here.

Last but certainly not least, is our colleagues from across the aisle, the men and women who show up each and every day with new products and ground-breaking tools to support your daily endeavors – our Exhibitors and Sponsors, the companies that keep us supplied with electrodes and paste and the equipment providers who are often standing side by side us during demos. Our vendors are equally dedicated and committed to the Neurodiagnostic field. Many of them have been, or currently are, Technologists themselves. Where would we be with out them? The ASET Annual Conference has always had a fantastic Exhibit Hall experience and we want to provide our vendors with a fun and engaging social event. The virtual Exhibit Hall will have companies from all areas of Neurodiagnostic Technology: recruiters, supply companies, equipment companies, educators, hospitals, etc. If you would like to arrange a one-on-one with a company, you will be able to schedule that through the meeting app. Furthermore, making this conference experience unlike any other.

We definitely do not anticipate having any technical difficulties during the Annual Conference. Practice makes perfect, and we will be practicing a lot! However, in the event that we lose a connection with the presenter or if your internet malfunctions, rest assured, the presentations will be recorded and available to attendees who have pre-registered for no additional cost.

The ASET Annual Conference is developed for you, with you in mind. Please consider registering for the first ever ASET Virtual Annual Conference. For more information, visit the ASET website or contact Linda Kelly, ASET Director of Education at linda@aset.org.

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