Greetings to all AMT members. As we say goodbye to 2016, we must reflect on a very successful year for our organization. The allied health professions are being recognized as integral members of the healthcare workforce. There is a high demand for medical technologists in New York State and around the country. Medical Assistants can be found in every hospital, doctor’s office, and clinic throughout the country. We have seen many changes in our professions throughout the years as science and technology advances, but the most important factor is you - the professional, the people who make it all happen. And for that you can be so proud of all that you do.
Recently, our country has also gone through transformative changes. There will be a new administration in our government. We must take change as it comes, and endeavor to work with elected officials to advance our profession and recognize our importance in healthcare.
The NYSSAMT will be having a board meeting at the Mandl School on February 25th, 2017. The next NYSSAMT scientific seminar and business meeting will be held at the New York Presbyterian Queens hospital on May 6th, 2017. We would like to extend an invitation to all members to join us at our seminar where you will be able to earn four continuing education credits.
The AMT will be hosting the 79th Educational Program and National Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri from July 9-13, 2017. The NYSSAMT board would like to encourage New York State members, who may be interested in going to the meeting as delegates, to register early and to attend. More information will be provided at our state society meetings.
We wish you all the best in the coming year, and hope that it is a time that is filled with productivity and enjoyment.
Cherry-Ann Da Costa-Carter, MSc., MPH, MT, RPT