We are all packed and ready for the 2012 Annual Research Meeting in Orlando! Here are a few steps you can take to help prepare and make sure you get the most out of your conference experience: Set Your Agenda The ARM offers many different types of sessions and you can build your agenda based on what you would like to learn at the meeting. With nearly 150 sessions— including policy roundtables, paper presentations, methods workshops, and career development sessions— the presentations cover a broad range of themes in health services research and policy. LDI's Dan Polskey and Megan Pellegrino have created a great word cloud using session titles to show popular topic areas: ARM 2012 Word Cloud LDI With so much to choose from, it helps to have a plan of action. To tailor the meeting to your interests, you can browse the agenda online by theme, by type of session, or read through the selected abstracts to find the best sessions to maximize your time in Orlando. Download the ARM Mobile App: TripBuilder Once you've browsed the session offerings, you can create a customized meeting agenda on your mobile device. Access the TripBuilder app atwww.tripbuilder.mobi/academyhealth2012 or search “AcademyHealth 2012” in the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry app stores. Start Making Connections All registered participants can access the participant directory with contact information by logging in to the 2012 Annual Research Meeting Community on our new social networking portal, my.academyhealth.org. The directory is listed under "announcements." (Your log-in information is the same as what you used to register for the meeting.) We look forward to hearing about your work and sharing in the discussion. Be sure to follow us here and on Twitter (@academyhealth, #arm12) throughout the ARM for conference highlights.

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