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AMT's 80th Educational Meeting and Educational Program were held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. There were 415 registered members, guests and students in attendance. The weather was typical for July, hot and humid. What a special treat to be in our nation’s capital on the 4th of July watching fireworks over the Potomac River with your AMT friends and family. It doesn’t get any better than that! AMT’s 81st Educational Program and National Meeting will be in Chicago, Illinois at the Chicago Hilton Hotel 720 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 6060 July 1-5, 2019. Room rates will be $ 129 + tax single or double occupancy. Plan your vacation around the AMT national meeting as there is so much to see and do in Chicago. AMT’s 2020 meeting will be held in the Western District. 
Award recipients from the Southern District received their awards at the awards banquet in Washington, DC as follows: Cuviello Commitment to Excellence Award Dr. Georgia McCauley, MT – North Carolina; Pride of the Profession – Solomon Goldenberg, RMA – Florida; Becky Award – Christopher Seay, MT Tennessee; O. C. “Skip” Skinner Armed Services Award Charlene Lynch, RMA – North Carolina; GEM Award Dr. Paul C. Brown, D. Min, MT – Alabama, David McCullough, MT – North Carolina (posthumous); Exceptional Merit - Nettie L. Norphleet, MS, RMA – Alabama; Pillar Award - Judy Fortune, RMA – Kentucky, Harry Narine, MT, RPT – CASMET; Distinguished Achievement - Sherry M. Blevins, RMA – Tennessee, Khalil L. Lucky, RPT – CASMET; Silver Service – Martha Duncan, MT – Tennessee; Friend of AMT Award Colan “Jay” Macomber – Florida; Legacy Tribute – Jackie Cooper (CASMET); Publication Awards - Journal 2nd Place – Alabama Alatech – Nettie Norphleet, Editor; Newsletter 2nd Place – Florida -Florida News for Allied Health Professionals – Kathleene Hardy, Editor, 3rd Place – North Carolina – The Tarheel Tech Tommie Williams, MT, Editor; Honor Roll State Societies - Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Norman Frankel Outstanding Student Awards - Medical Assistant Student Katherine Williamson, Miller Motte College, Cary, NC; Student Technical Writing Award 1st Place 1st Place: Jennifer Preuss Osborne, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC “Does Knowledge Equal Power with HBCU Students?”. Congratulations to each of you. You have worked tirelessly for your state society and AMT and are so deserving of your award. I am proud of all your accomplishments. 

Three new members were elected to the Board of Directors. Harry Narine, MT, RPT - CASMET, Martha Hinkel, MT - Rocky Mountain and Francine Orin, RMA-Central Plains were elected to their first term. Your AMT Officers are President: Jeannette Hobson, RMA, RPT, CMAS, AHI; Vice President: Christopher Seay, MT Secretary: Deborah Westervelt, RMA, COLT and Treasurer: Ken Hawker, MT. Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MARW) is October 15-19, 2018. Registered Medical Assistants (RMA) will be celebrating the theme “Medical Assistants: At the Heart of Healthcare” Download the 2018 logo and promo kit from the AMT website and help get the word out in your state. Check out the newly released AMTrax video – Quick Guide to AMTrax for CCP, now available for viewing on YouTube. It is about nine minutes in length and is a step-by-step instructional video on how to log your continuing education on AMTrax.  
CASMET will hold their Biennial General Meeting & Scientific Symposium October 14-18, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel Trinidad. The Magnolia Educational Treasures (MET) will be held October 19-20, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Gulfport Airport in Gulfport, Mississippi. AMT continues to work on strategic planning for the organizations sound future. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to email me at or phone me at (h) 615-833-3427 or (c) 615-424-0550.