Upcoming Fall Conference Tidbits.

9/21/2018 2:16:20 PM

HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR THE MN STATE SOCIETY OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS FALL CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE ON SAT, OCT, 13TH AT THE HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES MAPLE GROVE NW MPLS-ARBOR LAKES? 

What are you waiting for? Send in registration form found in the news feed section under the date 8/22/2018,  a scanned  PDF file with a blue hyperlink. IF you have difficulties finding it, email conference chair at hennepinramsey@gmail.com

Topics include applying quality improvements principles in your career as a medical assistant, safe injection practices, sexual health and treatment options, information regarding concussions and more! 7 credits for re-certification! 

MSMA Fall Conference

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Maple Grove NW Mpls-Arbor Lakes

11801 Fountains Way N., Maple Grove, MN 55369




South Suburban Members

9/5/2018 7:18:49 PM

To contact South Suburban Chapter President, email is msmasouthsub@yahoo.com

Reserve Hotel Rooms by 9/21 to receive Discounted Rate for Fall Conference 2018

9/3/2018 6:44:28 PM

Discounted rates are being offered to conference attendees; cost for room with two queen beds is $159.00, king is $139.00. Reserved rooms at lower cost at Hampton INN also for a room with two queens for $104 and single king is $104. Hampton Inn address is, 7745 Elm Creek Blvd. N., Maple Grove, Minnesota, 55369. Just be sure to mention you are conference attendee for the medical assistant group. Hotel rooms must be booked by September 21st to receive the discounted rate.  Contact hotel at 763-494-4498 to make reservations for either hotels. Or use links as below: 

Hampton Inn- $104 rate

Click the link below to make your reservation at Hampton Inn. Once you are on the webpage, click the green continue button at the bottom of the webpage and follow instructions to complete your reservation;

 

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=MSPMGHX&spec_plan=CHHMAF&arrival=20181012&departure=20181013&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

 

 

Holiday Inn- $159 rate for 2 Queen beds, $139 rate for single king bed.

Click the link below to make your reservation at Holiday Inn. Once you are on the webpage, Select the room type first and then follow the instructions to complete your reservation.

 

https://www.holidayinn.com/redirect?path=rates&brandCode=HI&localeCode=en®ionCode=1&hotelCode=MPGMN&checkInDate=12&checkInMonthYear=092018&checkOutDate=13&checkOutMonthYear=092018&_PMID=99801505&GPC=MAC&viewfullsite=true

Central Lakes Chapter members

9/3/2018 6:09:56 PM

To contact Central Lakes chapter, email chapter president at: 

mncentrallakeschapter@gmail.com

Hennepin/Ramsey Chapter Members

9/3/2018 5:55:10 PM

To contact the Hennepin/Ramsey Chapter of Medical Assistants, please email chapter president at hennepinramsey@gmail.com


Hennepin/Ramsey Chapter is hosting the MN State Society of Medical Assistants Fall Conference to be held on Saturday, Oct 13th in Maple Grove at the Holiday Inn. If you have any questions, please email chapter president . 

MN State Society of Medical Assistants Fall Conference

8/22/2018 8:08:41 AM

MN State Society of Medical Assistants Fall Conference, 7 Credits

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Maple Grove NW MPLS-Arbor Lakes
11801 Fountains Way N,. Maple Grove, MN 55369

Hotel Reservations:

If you would like to stay at the hotel, discounted rates are being offered to conference attendees; cost for room with two queen beds is $159.00, king is $139.00. Reserved rooms at lower cost at Hampton INN also for a room with two queens for $104 and single king is $104. Hampton Inn address is, 7745 Elm Creek Blvd. N., Maple Grove, Minnesota, 55369. Just be sure to mention you are part of the medical assistant group. Hotel rooms must be booked by September 21st to receive the discounted rate.  Contact hotel at 763-494-4498 to make reservations for either hotels. 


Registration:

$90-members

$130 non-members

$45- students

$20 Late fee if received after Sept 21st.

Mail registration form and fees to along with your to:

Checks payable to Hennepin/Ramsey Chapter of Medical Assistants

Susan Mugrdechian

6153 Concord Hill Lane

Minnetonka, MN 55345

Please be sure to include your AAMA member ID #.


http://mnsma.org/2018FallConferenceFlyer.docx


South Suburban Chapter Meeting

7/25/2018 5:39:01 PM

Chapter Meeting 8/2/18 at 6pm. Olive Garden in Burnsville, 1451 County Rd 42 W, Burnsville, MN 55306. 

Contact person is Alison Mather, ammather@healtheast.org.


MN State Society of Medical Assistants Meeting 8/19/2018

7/16/2018 6:49:11 PM

Good Afternoon Minnesota Society of Medical Assistants Delegates, Officers and Chapter Presidents:

 

Tables reserved at the Lookout in Maple Grove on August 19th at 1pm. 

 

If you are a 2018 Delegate, you must attend this meeting!  Please do not forget your delegate packet.

 

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.  If it is nice, we will sit in the  patio area otherwise we will be inside.  Reservations are under Minnesota Society of Medical Assistants

 

The Lookout is located at:

8672 Pineview Lane N

Maple Grove, MN 55369

763-424-4365

Medical Assistant Fall Conference 10/13/2018.

6/19/2018 11:06:28 AM

 Fall Conference, 10/13/2018. To be held at Holiday Inn Maple Grove.


More Information to Follow.

Letter from MN State Society of Medical Assistant President

6/6/2018 7:03:51 AM

Dear Members of the Minnesota Society of Medical Assistants:

Thank you for your support as your newly elected President of the Minnesota Society of Medical Assistants.  My name is Dawn Verdon and I look forward to working with you the next two years.  I have been a Certified Medical Assistant since 1996; however, I worked as a Medical Assistant for twenty years before becoming certified.

            I am a graduate of Willmar Area Vocational-Technical Institute, now known as Ridgewater College.  I grew up in SW Minnesota and have lived in the Brainerd Lakes Area since 1991.  My husband and I live in Baxter.  I have two grown sons and two grandchildren.     

My experience as the Program Director and Instructor at Central Lakes College in Staples the past nine years has afforded me the privilege to work with many great students to assist them in becoming Certified Medical Assistants in the field.  I loved my various jobs working in clinics for almost thirty years, but after furthering my education to become an elementary school teacher, I taught 3rd and 4th graders for three and a half years before starting the Medical Assistant Program at CLC in Staples.  Now I get to teach what I loved doing.  There is nothing more rewarding than seeing students attain their educational goals!  

Two of my goals as your new president are to build our membership so that those who are new to the field of Medical Assisting are able to keep the passion ignited!  Now is your opportunity to consider stepping into a leadership role with MSMA at the regional or state level and run for an office in the future.

The second goal I have is to increase awareness within the healthcare industry of the value of hiring Certified Medical Assistants.  We need to promote ourselves!

  As Lisa Sailor, your new President-Elect for MSMA stated, “The AAMA is dedicated to preserving our rights and to build a better foundation for us as certified medical assistants.”   We are committed to working on building membership for the great state of Minnesota!  Lisa and I are willing to travel throughout Minnesota to attend your chapter meetings and share our passion as to how we can promote the great career of being a CMA (AAMA).

              Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any of the State Board Members if you have questions or concerns.

Wishing you a great summer,

 

Dawn L. Verdon, MS, CMA (AAMA)

President, MSMA

 


Letter from MN State Society President-Elect

6/6/2018 6:57:01 AM

Greetings -

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself as your newly elected President-Elect for the Minnesota Society of Medical Assistants.  My name is Lisa Sailor and I have been a Certified Medical Assistant since 1999.

            My husband Chad and I have two daughters, Jocelyn (15) and Andraya (11). Both girls are very active in sports. We reside in Zimmerman, Minnesota.  My favorite activities include fishing, deer hunting, scrapbooking (invite me to retreats), kickboxing, taking long walks, and spending time with family and friends.

My experience as the Program Director and Laboratory Instructor at Anoka Technical College has helped me to become one of the many great Certified Medical Assistants in the field. I loved my job helping patients in the clinic. I also mentored new Medical Assistant students, who also became great Medical Assistants.  I wanted to share my passion by formally educating Medical Assistants, so I became a Medical Assistant instructor at Anoka Technical College in 2010, and was promoted to the Medical Assistant Program Director position in 2011 at the school where I started my passion.

It is my desire to work hard every day to better the Medical Assistant Program and encourage students to be the best medical assistants out there.  I am familiar with how great it feels to overcome fears and challenges to succeed!  I want to continue to use my creativity to help future medical assistants become excited, give them hope, and help them reach their educational and personal goals.

Each year I set new goals.  One of my goals is to help students succeed on their educational path, especially students who are new to higher education and to the healthcare industry. 

 The AAMA is dedicated to preserving our rights and to build a better foundation for us as medical assistants.   Dawn Verdon, President, and I are committed to working on building membership for the great state of Minnesota!

If you have questions, concerns or comments, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Sincerely,

 

Lisa Sailor, MS, CMA (AAMA)

President-Elect  

 


Spring Conference 2018

4/28/2018 10:16:54 AM

Another successful MN State Society of Spring Conference has concluded. Watch for updated chapter presidents, state society officers, and delegate changes. Thank you all for your attendance! Congratulations to the new elected officials!

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MSMA Spring Conference Underway

4/21/2018 8:09:29 AM

MSMA Spring Conference is underway. Yesterday we listened to representatives, Tim Miller and Matt Dean speak about MN Health Insurance. Learned a lot of what goes on in the House of Representatives in regards to health care issues regarding Minnesotans! We also learned about about a InterStim to treat urinary incontinence and frequency! We also had a chapter meetings! It has been a great day thus far and only see it getting better! Wish you were here!!!!!

Party Planners!

4/19/2018 5:43:08 PM

One more day until the MSMA Spring Conference! Behind the scenes individuals have been working together to bring this event to you. It truly does take a committee. There is so much to do, but when it all comes together, a lot of emotions come to mind; excitement, relief, nervousness, plus everything in between. We need to find speakers, pick the venue, food, decorations and so much more.  Contact your local  chapter officers if you would like to help plan a conference; whether it be fall or spring! 


See you all tomorrow in at Jackpot Junction in Morton, MN! 

Just Show up

4/18/2018 5:52:56 PM

We are two days away from the MN State Society of Medical Assistants Spring Conference! Welcome new attendees and returning faces.  One bonus of attending the conferences includes getting the re-certifying credits.  Another great reason is making new friends and catching up with old ones!  Also you can learn a lot about the organization! Attend chapter meetings at the conferences.  If there are additional chapter meeting times outside of the conferences you can attend those too, they are posted on this website. Tomorrow I will be posting to let you know about another FUN way to be involved, party planners this is your calling! 

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