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Jonnalee Burgess, Cert.A.T.


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Hello Region 1,

Our Regional Meeting in Newark, New Jersey was a success, as they all are. I am ever so grateful to Alex Villanueva, Dr. Thomas Pallaria, Keona Burgess, Magdalena Zayas, Frank Fernandez and Newark Beth Israel Hospital for hosting our meeting this last weekend (May 5th). We had 77 people in attendance, and 7 lectures. The lectures were extremely informational. Lunch was very appropriate for Cinco De Mayo, we had a Taco Bar for lunch, minus the Margarita’s.

Angel Martinez and Alvin Mangubat are hosting a meeting on Saturday, June 9th at NYU Lutheran Langone Medical Center, in Brooklyn, NY. The attendance cannot be more than 100 people, so register early if you want a guaranteed seat. I have included the link here for you. This is the brochure that shows you everything, and the registration form is included as well. You can print it off or you can register online.

We have some EXTREMLY exciting news. We have the potential for 4 meetings in Region 1 this year, just another record breaker for us. It is not too early to start planning meetings for next year; maybe we could up the ante to 6 meetings in 2019. We have one meeting being planned as we speak in New Jersey as well. Not sure on the date yet, however I will keep you all informed the progress as it becomes available to me. Then, 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. Keep checking on the ASATT website for information on all meetings. Please email topics that you would like to have presented at the meetings.

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 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 or you can call 800-358-8777. Ask for Group Code ASATT Conference 2018 or SBASA8.

We have some new merchandise for sale, and even more that will be coming to the website soon. Check out the website to see what we will have for new merchandise. I will bring some items, so you can buy it from me at the meeting or if you want to order it online you can do that as well.


Jonnalee, Burgess Cer.A.T.

Region 1 Director