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TODAY’S AGENDA With the support of GlaxoSmithKline, AcademyHealth is providing a mobile app to help participants create customized ARM agendas. Download the TripBuilder app for iPhone, Android, or Blackberry to plan your time in Seattle. Search “AcademyHealth 2011” in the app stores. Be sure to add today’s highlights to your agenda: Innovation Station: 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sixth Floor East Lobby Visit this Wi-Fi lounge to access new tools, resources, and mobile applications for health services research. Experts will be available during select times for live demonstrations. The Innovation Station is sponsored by The Lewin Group. Poster Session A: 2:30-4:00 p.m. Room 4A/B Vote for an outstanding poster by texting “ARM” and the poster number to 22333. The poster with the most votes will be recorded for a virtual poster presentation on our website. Exhibit Hours: 2:00-6:30 p.m. Room 4A/B Meet representatives from university-based and other health services and policy research programs, professional associations, research affiliates, consulting firms, foundations, publishers, federal agencies, and software companies. Welcome to ARM: 6:00-6:45 p.m. Room 211 Those attending ARM for the first time are invited to this informal reception where AcademyHealth President and CEO Lisa Simpson and ARM Planning Committee Chair Loren Baker will provide tips on getting the most out of your ARM experience. Opening Reception: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Sheraton Seattle Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor) Meet and mingle with friends and colleagues at the evening reception. Welcome to Seattle and enjoy the meeting.