Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T.
Hello Region 2
Hope everyone has been doing well. Hopefully the last of the snow is gone. I don’t know how many of you members are ready for warmer weather but I am so ready for spring!!
What’s been happening in our Region:
I have been busy networking to get meetings set-up, so we can earn our CE’s. One of our meetings that will be held in Region 2 will be at the University of Michigan. The dates will be May 31 and June 1 2019. This will be a two day conference. There is another conference that will be held at UPMC PinnacleHealth in Harrisburg PA on May 17 and 18, 2019.This will also be a 2 day conference. I’m excited about trying this meet and greet out with these 2 conferences. More details will post shortly to the ASATT website.
I would also like to start a group for the Technicians and Technologist to get together every three months to have a lunch/dinner so we can hear how things are done at their hospitals. So please start throwing places out to me where we can make this happen.
If you’re interested in holding a regional meeting please contact me, it has great perks and you can earn Free CE's!!! It takes a lot of work but it’s worth it!! I would like to set a goal of having FOUR Regional meetings this year for our Technicians and Technologist remember we all need CE’s so let’s work together as a team with promoting our profession!!
When I’m at meetings I hear members wanting to get more involved with our organization, one opportunity is volunteering to join a committee. You as a member can bring new ideas to help promote/change to better our profession and remember we are the voice of our organization and want it to grow and prosper!
Don’t forget to start planning for our 2019 Annual Meeting this will be our 30th year Anniversary of ASATT Educational Conference in Orlando. Dates are October 22nd - 24th, 2019 and it will be held at the Wyndham on International Drive, Orlando, Florida. This can be a great opportunity to attend a conference and turn it into a family vacation at the same time. I would love to see more of us Technicians and Technologist to speak at our Annual Meetings remember you can earn additional CE’s for your presentation.
Be thinking about Anesthesia tech day in March and how you and your team are going to celebrate it. If you have pictures and a little story behind it please email me so I can get it posted to the website.
Remember if you’re up for recertification make sure you don’t come up short for CE’s. That’s one of the perks being a member of the ASATT, any regional or annual meeting you attend to earn your CE’s automatically get uploaded to your account. Lastly be thinking about our Regional Education Awards. If there is someone you think should be nominated for this award please bring it to my attention.
Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T
Region 2 Director