To all my friends and colleagues in the ASD- 

These are certainly very interesting and confusing times for us all. There is so much uncertainty in the world and our country right now with information changing not only daily but hourly sometimes it seems. The ASD recently sent out an email to everyone with a list of resources that was hopefully helpful and beneficial to you all. I have been informed by Sandi that calls to the ASD office have also gone up with questions regarding memberships and the annual symposium. I wanted to write to you all and let you know that the ASD Board of Directors and Walter Chitwood and his Nashville organizing committee are communicating regularly as to keep apprised of all possibilities going forward and will continue to work tirelessly to make sure that decisions will be made in the best interests of the ASD and its members.

From my first ever ASD meeting, I have heard numerous times that there is no comparison of the relationships and friendships ASD members have with each other when compared with other professional groups. I have no doubt that this is the case and that we together will continue to forge ahead during these tough times. I urge all of you to continue to stay in contact with and support each other. Please don’t forget that through Memberclicks on our website we can all communicate to the group as a whole. Also, let us know what fun and interesting things you are up to. If you are posting to social media you can always hashtag the ASD so members can see how others are dealing with our current state of affairs.

As Walter recently said during a conference call, I look forward to the day we can all be in the same room again, having a drink and sharing a laugh. Stay safe and I look forward to seeing all your faces soon.  

Your Friend,  

Jeffrey Laubmeier


Please click on the links below for information on past Symposiums


2019 Annual Symposium Program - June 20-22, 2019 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2018 Annual Symposium Program - June 28-30, 2018 New Orleans, LA

2017 Annual Symposium Program - June 22-24, 2017 San Francisco, CA

2016 Annual Symposium Program - June 23-25, 2016 Baltimore, MD

2015 Annual Symposium Program - June 25-27, 2015 Chicago, IL

2014 Annual Symposium Program - June 19-21, 2014 San Diego, CA

2013 Annual Symposium Program - August 1-3, 2013 Philadelphia, PA

2012 Annual Symposium Program - June 21-23, 2012 Minneapolis, MN

2011 Annual Symposium Program - June 22-25, 2011 Henderson, NV

2010 Annual Symposium Program - June 24-26, 2010 Arlington, VA

2009 Annual Symposium Program - May 7-9, 2009 Chicago, IL