This year, I'd really like to attend a health IT meeting. I'm torn between HIMSS and AMIA. Ideally, I would attend both. However, I don't think that's practically going to happen, so I need to choose one or the other.
I was planning on attending HIMSS until I went to the Alliance for CME meeting. After speaking with some individuals and hearing Dr. Don Detmer speaking about CME and medical informatics, I'm now more inclined to attend AMIA instead of HIMSS this year. I'd love to attend both in 2010, but I don't think that will be possible. Both meetings are very important and I'd encourage you to attend both if you're serious about pursuing a career in health information technology.