Message from the President:
Greetings to all 7,000 plus members!
Welcome to our website, where you will discover what is happening with your organization now. 2016 has been a very productive year for Florida State Society of American Medical Technologist(FLSSAMT). We have completed some required task and have had our first Educational Seminar and had our first business meeting, which was very successful. One of the goals of FLSSAMT is to get as many members as possible active in your organization. Coming to a meeting is a great way of earning your continuing education, networking professionally and socializing with the people in your profession.
We have a great year planned for 2017. Mark your calendar for:
February 11, 2017 – Educational/Scientific Meeting in Port Saint Lucie at Keiser University
June 3, 2017 – Educational /Scientific Meeting in Tallahassee at Keiser University
July 9-13, 2017- National AMT 79th Educational Program and National Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri
November 4, 2017 – Educational/Scientific with General Business Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale at Keiser University
Another important goal is to take more delegates to the National Meeting in Kansas City. At the business meeting in September 2016 we provided all the information about meeting the criteria to be a Florida State Delegate. If you were unable to attend, please email the State Editor for a copy.
Florida has always been an outstanding state and we are very proud of the accomplishments of our members. Dr. Naomi Melvin was elected to the National Board of Directors and Oswald Skinner was elected to the AMTIE Board.
Remember that this is your professional organization and that your voice and presence is how we continue to be successful and grow FLSSAMT. Your Board of Directors is in the process of building a dynamic speaker to provide you the best experts in your field. The participants at the last meeting gave us new ideas and topics that they want to see in the educational sessions. We are excited to be able to provide quality educational offerings for your professional requirements.
If every member would invite or encourage another FLSSAMT member to come, we could double our number of active members! Please use the website as your resource for information about your organization. It is a valuable tool for involvement. Also, you will be getting e-mail blast that will give you the details of each meeting. These blasts have proven to be an effective method of communication to assure that no member unaware of our activity.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions, concerns or issues that you may have. I am available for you and do not mind calls, e-mails or messages. I will always get right back to you if you do not reach me.
FLSSAMT State President
Alice Macomber RN, RMA, RPT, AHI
Message from the Website Editor:
Welcome to your FLSSAMT Website.
I do hope everyone managed through all the storms and flooding safely. Matthew was a monster of a storm affecting millions of people up the southeastern coast. For those who were affected, our thoughts are with you.
You have probably seen the e-blast that the Fall Newsletter has been posted. You will find it here for your reading. We are always looking for content that is interesting to our members. If you would like to contribute, please send along your article, complete with your name, bio information and references used for your document, to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you were unable to attend the National AMT Convention in Memphis, check out the pictures and your FLSSAMT Delegate reports in the newsletter! Hopefully, you will be able to join your fellow members next time. It is an experience not to be missed!
As a matter of information, we want everyone to know that we always try to take picture of our meetings and events for posting on our website or in the newsletter to share with all our members. I think it helps bring faces to the names you read about and brings us all a bit closer as an organization. If at anytime you do NOT wish to be included in these pictures, you must inform us.
Do take care FLSSAMT, remember, we are here for you if you have questions or assistance. Also, please remember in this upcoming holiday season, to be sure your friends and loved ones know how much you care... and Pay it Forward by offering a hand to others who could use the comfort. Life is so short, make every day count.
Kathleene Hardy, RMA
Newsletter / Website Editor