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President's Message

Last Updated:
July 31, 2019

Jilda Vargus-Adams, MD MSc

Hey there, hi there, ho there!  You’re as welcome as can be?

{See what I did there?  Just a quick taste of what might be in store in Anaheim in a few short months!}

Greetings from your Academy president!  I am so excited to make a brief report on what your Academy has been doing recently.

The Board of Directors met in March.  How exciting to hear about the progress of all our Committees!  Just a few highlights:

  • The Academy is dipping our toe in the waters of Special Interest Groups.  Over the coming months, expect to see a couple of trial SIGs become active.
  • We are formulating a Past Presidents Council to provide guidance to the Board and allow us to take advantage of the knowledge and enthusiasm of this dynamic and generous group of Academy members.
  • We have welcomed a new Executive Director, Anniekay Erby.  She is taking over the reins with great energy and commitment.
  • The IAACD is growing and developing with our support and participation.  Watch for a new website and more programming.

Speaking of the IAACD, we can’t wait to partner for our upcoming Anaheim meeting!  Registration is open and the program could not be better!  Don’t miss the chance to learn, network, celebrate, and play in the sunshine.  September in Southern California will welcome us with warmth and excitement.

Wishing each of you a wonderful summer.  Do stay in touch!