Many thanks for your efforts to organize and execute a terrific annual meeting. They just don’t get better than what you do.
Andrew Liu, MD
Associate Professor
National Jewish Medical and Research Center
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

I just wanted to compliment you on doing such a wonderful job with pulling off the Sinbad event. You have a great touch to make everything run so smoothly. Thanks for all you do for CAP!
Kathryn Blake, PharmD
Director, Sr. Research Scientist
Nemours Children's Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

…the tide started to turn in 1994 when the society hired Jeanne Torbett…..who was instrumental in proposing and planning the society’s first annual stand alone weekend meeting in 1995. The enthusiasm generated by the gathering of statewide allergists to learn, network and socialize led to record membership growth, now at an all time high…
Dennis K. Ledford, MD, FAAAAI
Professor of Medicine
University of South Florida College of Medicine
and the James A. Haley V.A. Hospital
Tampa, FL

Comments from Faculty Members:

Many thanks for the invite. You organized a sensational meeting – congratulations!! A true model for other rheumatology state associations! Regards, Jim

I wanted to thank you for giving us the opportunity to present at your outstanding meeting – it was an inspiration to me as president of the NY Society – to see what a group can do. It will certainly help me re-set my sights for our meeting next year. You are to be congratulated and commended for putting together an outstanding meeting. Thanks, Max

I wanted to thank you again for inviting me to speak at this year’s annual conference. It is always a pleasure for me to speak to the FAAIS members. It is also a pleasure to participate in an event that is so nicely run and put together. Thanks again, Chris

Comments from Board Members of various organizations:

I wanted to congratulate you and the partnership on the great night of laughter with Sinbad! My family was there and had a great time. You did great too in the introduction! Best Regards, Matt

I think I speak for all of us when I say that we greatly appreciate your honesty and integrity. I know that you always have the best interest of our society and all of us in mind with all of your negotiations. Thanks, Steve

I attended a national meeting where members were interested in finding out about the success of the FSR. I presented briefly about where we were about 20 years ago and where we are now!! I also discussed Jeanne’s role and how she has helped us in the progress of our society. I am proud to say that everyone was amazed about our success story! Sincerely, Meera

Comments from other state organization executives:

We truly appreciate you taking the time to speak with us and share all your valuable knowledge about planning and implementing a society meeting. You definitely have made the FAAIS meetings a model that others would like to be able to emulate. You have been so helpful to us. Best Regards, Reba