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President's Message

Fellow WVSSAMT members

Happy Fall!  The leaves are turning colors with the cooler temperatures – it’s one of my favorite seasons of the year.  Your WV Board of Directors met in October and are busy planning your Spring Scientific and Board Meeting to be held April 22, 2017 at the new Pierpont Advanced Technical Center near I79 of Exit 132 in Fairmont.  We are currently lining up some great speakers, and working with the staff at Pierpont to arrange a tour of their student labs during the meeting.  Registration is free if you bring items to support Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown – a needs list will be included with the meeting announcement next spring.  Mark your calendars NOW so you don’t miss this great opportunity to see this new state-of-the-art training facility for our future allied health professionals, earn your CEUs, and network with AMT members in your area.

I would like to wish all of our Medial Assistants a Happy National Medical Assistants Week!  The theme of this year’s celebration is “Healthcare with a Human Touch”, and the celebration was held October 17-21, 2016.

WV had three delegates to the AMT National Convention in Memphis this year (Carol Miller, Michael Waide, and Janet Crigler), along with Judiciary Councillor Kimberly Cheuvront.  Plan now to attend next years’ convention at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City July 9-13, 2017. Hotel rates are $129 single/double.

This year’s recipient of the Mountaineer Excellence Award is Deanna Wilson-Ayers.  Deanna has served WVSSAMT for many years in several capacities – Editor, Board Member, and currently as our treasurer.  Congratulations, Deanna!

If you would like to become more involved in our state society, there are several openings on our state committees:  Auditing, Nominating, Legislative, Scientific, Publications, Publicity, and Student Activities.  Please email me at jcrigler@frmcwv.com if you are interested in serving on one or more of these committees.

In closing, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve as your president.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at the email address above.


Janet Crigler, MT(AMT)
WVSSAMT President

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