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- American Medical Technologists
VOLUME
ISSUE
05 | 02
FALL
2015
LABORATORY NEWS
Photo taken by Bobak Ha’Eri
The newsletter of the Minnesota State Society of American Medical Technologists
President’s Letter
IN THIS ISSUE ...
DEAR MEMBERS - Fall season is upon us
again and much has happened since our
spring newsletter. We had our spring
educational seminar and meeting in
Rochester, MN, our 77th National
Meeting in Hawaii, and a fall meeting in
September. We look forward to seeing
new faces as well as our regular attendees
as we welcome members to join the
NILAM PATEL, PRESIDENT
board and become an officer.
I was able to attend the National
Meeting in Hawaii—beautiful location, very good educational series, and
the usual wonderful events. Next year the National Meeting will be July
17-22, 2016, in Memphis, TN, at the Peabody Hotel. Start planning and
putting away pennies so you may be able to visit Memphis: Home of the
Blues and Birthplace of Rock ’n’ Roll.
AMT can help non-credentialed medical assistants get certified. Our
eligibility requirements allow an individual who has worked as a medical
assistant for five years or more to qualify to sit for our registered medical
assistant (RMA) exam. AMT also offers study tools to increase testing
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President’s Letter _________1
Delegate’s Report_ _ _______ 2
Councillor’s Message______ 2
Upcoming Events_________ 3
MN AMT Leadership ______ 3
Great Lakes District
Convention Info_ _ _________ 4
Delegate’s Report
From Nilam Patel, MT,
Minnesota’s representative at the
National Annual Meeting
Councillor’s
Message
IT WAS AN HONOR and privilege to represent Minnesota
THE AMT 77th
CLARA BOYKIN, COUNCILLOR
at the National Annual Meeting in Hawaii on June 22-25,
Educational
2015. First of all I would like to thank the Hawaii State
Program
and
Society and all organizers for making this event successful and memorable.
National Meeting was
The location of the conference, food, welcome party, banquet dinner, and
held June 22-25, 2015, at
company were awesome. During the conference, my goal was to work with
Hapuana Beach Prince
our team by networking with other participants and asking questions, speResort, Kohala Coast,
cifically about how to attract and involve new members in our state society.
Hawaii. This was truly
The welcome party was the most enjoyable part of the convention as we met
an exceptional meeting
new attendees from all over the country and reunited with other state society
that Diane Powell and the
members and friends.
AMT staff provided for
Delegates attended the following meetings in addition to a variety of eduall the members of AMT
cational programs.
and their guests. It was a
GREAT location, GREAT
1. Editor’s workshop
food, GREAT educational
2. Meet the candidates
sessions and a fantastic
3. Resolution meeting
welcome party.
4. Great Lakes District meeting
Congratulations to all
5. Town hall meeting
the first-timers who were
6. Annual business meeting
in attendance. We want to
7. Annual board meeting
see you again in 2016. We
hope you caught the AMT
I like the idea of grooming generation Y and Z to continue the AMT orgafever!!
nization. Over the last few years I’ve been wondering why we don’t bring new
Congratulations to all
people as delegate to the National Meeting. I accompanied my colleague,
of the Honor Roll states
who has been an AMT member for many years and was a first-time attendee
and the award winners in
this year. She is on a leadership team at Shriners Hospitals for Children and
the Great Lakes District.
had a great experience in Hawaii. She now plans to be involved in the Texas
Keep up the good work.
State Society. Thanks to Clara Boykin and Heather Herring.
Beginning in 2016 the
The continuing education sessions were very informative. I attended
AMT Board of Directors
classes that were most beneficial to my work; the IQCP, OSHA, point of care
adopted a form that will
glucose, and blood bank management speakers were very knowledgeable.
be used for State Society
I want to congratulate all awards winner! Hope to see you all at the next
Continuing
Education
National Meeting in Memphis in 2016.
Sessions. The form must
be completed and approval
Regards,
Nilam Patel, MT, Minnesota State Society President
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President’s Letter
2015-2016 MINNESOTA
STATE SOCIETY LEADERSHIP
from page 1
knowledge and confidence. Click on Meaningful Use Regulations under the Employers tab at americanmedtech.org.
I would like to encourage members to stay certified and take advantage of
all the valuable member benefits that AMT has to offer. Track your continuing
education and other related activities online on AMTrax. Certification represents a declaration of a particular individual’s professional competence, both
current and ongoing.
AMT MN is the wonderful organization it is because of its members, and it
exists for its members. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to
participate in any way—it is very rewarding and fun to work with this group!
Best regards,
Nilam Patel, MT, [email protected]
Councillor’s Message
from page 2
will be given for your sessions. Turnaround time will be between 48 to 96
hours.
AMT’s 2016 National Meeting will be in Memphis, Tennessee, July 17-22,
at the Peabody Hotel. I was told the weather will be HOT and HUMID, so
remember that.
There were no changes to the national officers on our Board of Directors.
The Great Lakes Conference will be held in Frankenmuth, Michigan in
October, 2016. More information to follow soon.
PRESIDENT/LEGISLATIVE
CHAIR & EDITOR
Nilam Patel, MT
[email protected]
VICE PRESIDENT
Open
SECRETARY/TREASURER
& GREAT LAKES
DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
Clara Boykin, MT
1023 Dayton Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
[email protected]
JOB INFORMATION/
NLW&NMAW
Open
BOARD MEMBERS
Heather Herring, MT, RMA
Edith Tefft, MT
Lesa Elliot, RMA
Clara Boykin, MT, 651-247-3231 (cell)
UPCOMING EVENTS
Spring State Business
and Board Meeting
March 28, 2016
Location TBD
AMT Educational and National Meeting
July 17 – 22, 2016
Memphis, TN
Fall State Business and Board Meeting Clinical Laboratory Collaborative
April 27 – 29, 2016
Earle Brown Center, Minneapolis, MN
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September 26, 2016
Location TBD
Great Lakes District Convention
October 6-8, 2016
Bavarian Inn
Frankenmuth, Michigan
Looking for fun activities to enjoy in Frankenmuth? Frankenmuth definitely delivers!
Frankenmuth is home of Bronner’s, the world’s largest Christmas store, and two of the
largest independently owned restaurants in the country — the Bavarian Inn and
Zehnder’s — that serve world famous chicken dinners. The fun continues with the best
indoor waterparks in Michigan, arcades, riverboat cruises, zip-line adventures, aqua
cycles, petting farms and so much more. While you are there you will experience the
sights while all the foliage is in bright yellow and orange hues.
A beautiful place to earn continuing education credits! View registration forms, pricing
and details on continuing education via the AMT website www.americanmedtech.org.
Select "About Us" on the left hand side and then select "State Societies." You then can
select any state website in the Great Lakes District (i.e Illinois, Ohio, Michigan,
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana). There will be top notch speakers with
current and up-to-date information!
All convention sessions will be held at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth. Area hotels
can be booked directly using the information below.
Hotel Reservations
Rooms can be booked at any of the following hotels... They are all within walking distance of the meeting location. Please BOOK
YOUR HOTEL ROOM EARLY! We will not have any rooms blocked off at any of the hotels!
Drury Inn & Suites Frankenmuth
260 South Main
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
(989) 652-2800
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
430 South Main
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
(989) 652-5000
Marriott Madison West
530 South Main
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
(989) 652-7500
For additional information contact:
Sieglinde Wilde at (810) 662-4277 or www.americanmedtech.org
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