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Dear Colleagues,

As I write this letter for the journal, we are experiencing spring-like weather. It has been a phenomenal year thus far. Presently, we are faced with the Coronavirus situation. Let me encourage all of us to make sure we wash our hands efficiently and continuously. It’s my prayer that this will soon pass.

We just finished celebrating Dental Assistants Recognition Week (DARW). I had the privilege to obtain mayoral proclamations for Trenholm State Technical School, Fortis College and Advanced Dental in Mont-gomery; Nettie Norphleet celebrated DARW with Fortis College in Mobile. Next on the agenda is Medical Laboratory Professional Week April 19-25, 2020. We anticipate several mayoral proclamation ceremonies with schools and laboratory professionals throughout our state. Let’s take a moment to celebrate our medical laboratory professionals.

I want to take this moment to again thank you for allowing me to be your editor. It has been a joy putting this journal together and providing information about your state society and AMT. By the time this is pub-lished, our state society board of directors would have met in Spanish Fork, AL. We look forward to AMT’s 82nd Educational Program and National Meeting which will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico July 13-16, 2020. I look forward to another enjoyable and educational experience.

Let me encourage you to consider getting actively involved in our state society and AMT. I attended my first educational state meeting in Missouri-Kansas. I became a delegate and attended my first national meet-ing in Chicago in summer 1989. I have only missed two national meetings. Jackie Landon and Bobby Stew-art were instrumental to my involvement in AMT. Yes, we are the “Pride of the Profession” and I am elated having served at all levels. May I inspire you to get involved: state, district and nationally. I have benefited in so many ways being an integral part of this great organization. So I look to hear from many of you.

The ALATECH is published to keep our members abreast on what is happening around our state. I am giv-ing a call out should you have an article of interest you care to publish in our journal. Feel free to contact me regarding this invite. The ALATECH is published twice annually in May and November.

Enjoy this spring issue of ALATECH. Spring ushers in new things: flowers, trees, birds and bees. As you enjoy this spring season as it comes to fruition, take a moment and consider becoming active in AMT. You will be glad that you did!

“Keep Pressing,”
Dr. Paul C. Brown, Sr., MT (AMT)