Connect & Learn With Your Colleagues in Nashville – Plus What Not to Miss in Music City
Connect & Learn With Your Colleagues:
The 2017 Annual Meeting is right around the corner, May 18-20, 2017 in Nashville, TN. We invite you to experience all that Music City has to offer, with a few more suggestions listed below on local pastimes not to be missed…
Not only do we encourage you to explore and enjoy Nashville, but we also invite you to immerse yourself in the full Annual Meeting experience and take advantage of all that is offered. The event includes a unique opportunity to come together with your colleagues from across the nation. In addition to valuable educational presentations, our Peer-to-Peer Breakouts are consistently one of the highest rated and most sought after elements of the meeting – offering intimate, focused, small group discussions.
This year we have increased the Peer-to-Peer time for doctors plus added an all-new Peer-to-Peer Breakout for managers and staff! Check out the agenda for details on what’s in store each day.
Your adventures in Nashville wouldn’t be complete without participating in some of these local pastimes…
Honky tonks and dance bars have woven themselves into the fabric of Music City culture with a vast array of colorful options lining Lower Broadway. Iconic honky tonk institutions such as Tootsies Orchid Lounge, The 5 Spot, Robert’s Western World, Swing Dance Nashville and Wild Horse Saloon are not to be missed. Live music and dancing can be found from 9:00am – 2:00am every day of the week.
Moonshine has long been rooted in Tennessee history and Nashville is a hot-spot for what can be called hooch, white lightning, corn likker, mountain dew and white whiskey. Stop in and talk ‘Moonshine folklore’ at these local favorites: Bootleggers Inn, George Jones Rooftop Bar, Loveless Cafe and Corsair Distillery.
Nashville Hot Chicken:
Nashville hot chicken is a local specialty – typically a breast, thigh, or wing that has been marinated in a water-based blend of seasoning, floured, fried, and finally sauced using a paste that has been spiced with cayenne pepper. It is served atop slices of white bread with pickle chips. It is the spicy paste and the presentation that differentiates it from similar dishes, such as Buffalo wings. There is a long (and heated) debate about the inventor of hot chicken – but the James Beard Foundation deemed Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack as the originator of the southern treat with the ‘America’s Classic’ award. Many natives argue that Hattie B’s creates a more authentic version…maybe a visit to both locations is in order so YOU can decide!
We highly suspect you will stumble upon one (or all) of these Nashville favorites while at the Annual Meeting. If so, don’t be shy…kick up your boots, grab a partner and partake!
Now is the time to secure your spot in this can’t-miss event – open to all PECAA Member doctors and staff at no registration fee! For complete details and up-to-date information on the 2017 Annual Meeting, visit: