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    Here's to a successful #iasmidyear2016
    blog entry posted February 26, 2016 by Gia M Chevis, tagged international, research 
    Here's to a successful #iasmidyear2016

    The section's midyear meeting, held in New Orleans, was another wonderful success.  With approximately half of attendees hailing from places outside the U.S., it was a great opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with old friends.  Under Hollis Skaife's leadership, the Doctoral Consortium team welcomed many new researchers to the IAS family on Thursday to kick off the meeting.  Mark Holtzblatt and Eva Jermakowicz hosted an excellent CPE on fighting fraud; the handouts are attached to this post.  Friday and Saturday were filled with excellent speakers and concurrent sessions, with a fabulous dinner at Mulate's on Friday night.  Alta Prinsloo headlined a panel discussion on the IFAC and the importance of research evidence for standard setters, moderated by Katherine Schipper;  Bruce Behn laid out his vision for the future of the AAA.  Two Best Paper Awards were presented: one to Herita Akamah of the University of Oklahoma, and the other to Maria Vulcheva of Florida International University.

    Many, many thanks to Elaine Henry, Gina Rosa, and Wendy Wilson for their tireless efforts!!

    Search #iasmidyear2016 on Twitter to see pictures of some of the exciting events, and check back here for more pics and postings from the award winners.