Events to Learn and Network

The ABMS Conference 2017 is ideal for networking. You will meet experts and influencers face to face. This year, we have expanded your opportunities to mix and mingle with other attendees, form new relationships, and strengthen existing ones. During breakfast and lunches, during session breaks at the refreshment stations, among the posters presentations and the exhibit tables. and at our special evening receptions, you will have many opportunities to build your network. 

You may find yourself sitting next to a future mentor or face to face with an expert in your field. It’s not only an opportunity for you to meet people, it’s also an opportunity for others to meet you. Build your professional network with people from a wide range of backgrounds and from different institutions and organizations.


Lunch with Exhibitors

Monday, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Level 2 Great Lakes Ballroom

Engage, learn — and compete to win an Apple iPad — by visiting our growing exhibit area. Fourteen exhibitors, including testing services, learning resources, primary-source verification, website design, and cloud-based software, will be available throughout the day.

Pick up an Exhibitor Passport in the Great Lakes Ballroom and get it stamped by all exhibitors. Then turn it in to be entered to win an Apple iPad.

The drawing will be held at 6:30 pm at the conclusion of the Poster Session and Exhibitor Reception. 

You must be present at 6:30 pm to win.


Poster Session and Exhibitor Reception

Monday, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Level 2 Great Lakes Ballroom

View 60 posters and speak with the presenters to learn about their latest studies in these topics:

Continuing Certification |  Initial Certification and Health Policy Research  |  Patient Safety and Improvement in Medical Practice

Also, visit 14 exhibitors to see products and services designed to meet the needs of the Board Certification community. Pick up an Exhibitor Passport in the Great Lakes Ballroom to be entered into the drawing for an Apple iPad! You must be present at 6:30 pm to win.

Hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine will be served.


Evening Reception at The Field Museum

Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, (shuttles depart 5:30)
The Westin Michigan Avenue, East Entrance

Discover artifacts from civilizations past. Learn about new scientific discoveries. and walk away inspired!

In the Stanley Field Hall, you'll be standing on 300 million-year-old fossilized limestone and standing in awe of SUE, the largest, most complete and best preserved T-rex fossil ever discovered.

Network with peers from all over the United States in one of Chicago's most exciting and unique museums, overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan and Chicago's breathtaking skyline.

Hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine will be served.