Jonnalee Burgess, Cert.A.T.
Hello Region 1,
We have one meeting being planned as we speak in New Jersey at Valley Hospital. This meeting will be in September, but we do not have a definitive date yet, however I will keep you all informed the progress as it becomes available to me. In November of this year, we are potentially having another meeting in Danvers, Massachusetts. When you host a meeting, you are providing much needed CEU’s for your fellow Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists. If you would like to host a meeting or learn how, send me an email or call me. Keep checking on the ASATT website for information on all meetings. Please email topics that you would like to have presented at the meetings.
Thank you to the Anesthesia Technologists, Technicians, students, vendors and the staff at NYU Langone for having such a fun and successful meeting. Alvin took numerous pictures, however I could not decide which ones to post and when I did decide which ones I wanted, my computer will not let me add them. I love all of this technology!
This year our 29th Annual Educational Conference will be August 23rd – 25th. It will be held in Las Vegas, NV at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Start making your plans and reservations now, registrations can be done by clicking this link https://www.asatt.org/conference/229/index.php August will be here before you know it. So you may want to start planning your opportunity to earn even more CEU’s and have some fun. Below are the details about the dates and hotel information: Conference Registration is now open and if you register by June 30, 2018, you can get the Early Bird rate. There is nothing like saving some money. You can also visit the Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino website: here is the link to make your room reservations or https://www.asatt.org/conference/229/hotel.php or you can call 800-358-8777. Ask for Group Code ASATT Conference 2018 or SBASA8.
As the Chairperson of the Logo Committee, I am pleased to announce that we have some new and exciting merchandise for sale. We will soon have T-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps and more!! Keep checking the store page! Check out the website to see what we will have for new merchandise. We will be trying something new this year. We are taking the pin design and putting it on a T-shirt to make a commemorative item. There will only be a select few of these T-shirts, so make sure you get to the registration early to get your logo items. If we can get an idea of how many you would like, please email me with numbers. Here is the picture of the design that will be on the T-shirt, a picture of our new Stainless Steel Travel Mug and the black picture is other T-shirt that will be available.
We have a couple of changes to the ASATT membership.
- We are adding the option for a 2 year membership at the cost of $150.00 saving you $20 over the two year period. You will still have the option for the one year membership at $85 if you choose.
- Beginning this year we will not accept renewals or joins during the months of November and December, so make sure you renew you membership during the renewal process.
Shortly we’ll be sending out the renewal notices to current ASATT members. Membership runs for August 1st to July 31st, so if your Membership has lapsed to receive the most for your membership dollar join again after August 1st.
Jonnalee, Burgess Cer.A.T.
Region 1 Director