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Greeting from South Western Virginia!

Spring is just around the corner so that means it is time for a Spring Education meeting for the Virginia State Society of American Medical Technologists.  This year’s meeting will be held in Newport News Virginia on Saturday, March 23, 2019.   This is a beautiful historical area.  Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown are among the local tourist attractions that can be visited.

Our meeting will be held at Centura College, Newport News.  The address is 616 Denbigh Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606.  The meeting will be held from 8 am until 2 pm.  Topics to be presented at the meeting are to include:
  • 8am – Michael Lanouette: Give Patients What they want
  • 9am – Shannon Newman, MT: Diabetes & Aspartame Side Effects
  • 10am – Jenn Michele Pedini: Assessing Medical Cannabis in Virginia
  • 11am – Linda Sotak, MT: Give’em the Pickle (Customer Service)
  • 12 noon box lunch W/ Presentation from Kaye Tschop, MT Southern District Counselor
  • 1pm – Kristen Donahoe, RN – Understanding Autism
A boxed lunch will be offered with a presentation during lunch regarding AMT certification by Kaye Tschop, MT from Nashville, TN.  The development of a student society will also be discussed.

At 2:15pm, the Business meeting will begin.  Delegates to the National convention will be selected based on the criteria and the attendance to the past 2 VASSAMT business meetings.  The Board will convene following the conclusion of the Business meeting.

To register for the Spring Educational meeting, please call 276-233-4400 (Anna) or 276-732-6504 (Nancy).  The cost of the meeting will be $25.00 and includes lunch.  Payments may be made onsite by check or cash.  The space is limited to 50 people so register soon by calling the one of the above phone numbers.

Hotel reservation for Hampton Inn, Newport News should be made by March 7, 2019, use code VSS to get the preferred rate of $84.00 for your stay.  

Hurry and be the first to register.  There will be lots of fun during this meeting……… raffle for a basket and door prize drawing from registrants.

Looking forward to seeing you there! (Link to Meeting Flyer)

Anna Catron, MT (AMT)                                                                                                                   
President VASSAMT

ee your goal.
Understand the obstacles.
Create a positive mental picture.
Clear your mind of self-doubt.
Embrace the challenge.
Stay on track.
Show the world you can do it!
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