Jonnalee Burgess, Cert.A.T.
Hello Region 1,
Our Regional Meeting in Brooklyn, New York was a success, as they all are. I am ever so grateful to Alvin Mangubat, Angel Martinez, Manuel Torres, Jane Franklin, Sharon Hylton-Burke Mei-Kuen Lam, NYU Langone Medical Center for hosting our meeting this last weekend (June 9th). We had 75 people in attendance, and 7 lectures and 6 vendors, if we had more room we could have had even more. They were all pleased with the attendees and how receptive they were. The lectures were very educational. A lot of great networking as well as Breakfast and Lunch were great and we received great reviews which always makes us all feel good. The Mount Sinai Group Photo. The following people are in the picture: Yafa Gavrielova, Valerie Day (MS BI) , Sergui Vieru, Francis Dionisio, Fe Asumadu, Joshua Villar, Cynthia Eaton, Frank Campos, Junior Cameron, and Juan Vargas. We are waiting for more pictures. As I receive them I will have them added.
We have the potential even more meetings in Region 1 this year, just another record breaker for us. I also talked to a few individuals about holding even more meetings in 2019. We have one meeting being planned as we speak in New Jersey as well. 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. 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. 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.
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.
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
Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T.
Hello Region 2
Hope all is well within Region2!!! With schools and colleges letting out and trying to get ready for the summer months fast upon us hopefully you can catch your breath.
There's still time to make plans to join us for our Annual Conference that will be held in Las Vegas. Please see the details below about the dates and hotel information:
Conference Registration is now open for the ASATT 2018 Annual Educational Conference,
Early Bird rate ends June 30, 2018
Register Now for the ASATT 2018 Annual Educational Conference
I would like to take this time to Thank everyone for nominating me for running these last 2 years. Region 2 is up for re- election, I hope to be able to be in this position for another 2 years, I have enjoyed every minute and I hope someone will nominate me to run for the upcoming 2 years I would love to be able to keep helping our Technicians and Technologist!! So if you think I did a great job throw my name into the ASATT hat.
Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T
Region 2 Director
Trevon Logan Cer.A.T.
Greetings Region 3!!
I would like to thank everyone for a successful ASATT Regional 3 meeting.
ASATT National meeting will be in Las Vegas, NV at Bally’s Hotel on August 23-25th 2018. Early registration ends June 30th 2018. So hurry and register early before the deadline.
I would love to hold a Regional meeting in Oct /Nov. Looking for volunteers to host the meeting in a state in our Region. If you or your facility would be interested please contact me ASAP.
NCSAT will be sponsoring a meeting Sept.15, 2018 at the Marriot in Charleston, SC. Registration will be open soon so be on the lookout.
Trevon Logan, Cer.A.T.
Region 3 Director
Jeffery Blakney, Cer.A.T.
Hello Region 4,
Nomination for the Board of directors in regions 2, 4, and 6 ends on Thursday, June 14th. If you know someone that can help ASATT grow please go to the web site and complete the nomination form.
Registration is also open for the ASATT 2018 Annual Educational Conference, taking place on August 23-26, 2018 in Las Vegas at Bally’s Hotel and Casino. There is still time for some savings but you need to register as soon as possible. It will be August before you know it
and Vegas as we know is a lot of fun.
Enjoy Summer Region 4.
Jeffery Blakney, Cer.A.T.
Region 4 Director
(IA IL MN MO ND SD WI)
Greg Farmer, Cer.A.T.
Greetings Region 5!!!!
Well here we are in June. The start of summer. Your kids may be out of school or you may be out of school. So as we begin our summer vacations, lets not forget about our profession. We still have to accrue our ce’s to maintain our certification. So that being said…
I would like to invite y’all to…
ASATT Region 5 Educational Meeting
Texas Health Ft. Worth
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
Dinner will be hosted by Edwards Lifesciences at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen with a presentation of
“Hemodynamic Insights for Surgical Patient”
Dinner will be for attendees and presenters only.
I would like to thank my coordinator Michelle Bettinger Cer.A.T.T. for her help in planning this meeting!
But don’t worry! I am in the planning stages of regional meetings in
- San Antonio
So stay tuned for updates!!
But also plan for…
ASATT Educational Conference in Las Vegas on August 23-26!!!
We will have a great lineup of presenters, with the latest and greatest of info!!
Regional Educator Award
Regional Directors are soliciting their members to nominate someone in their region that has genuinely contributed to promoting and furthering the profession of anesthesia technology, has this person:
- Helped you or a group of technicians and technologist gain valuable knowledge in the field of anesthesia technology?
- Volunteered their time to provide quality lectures for continuing education credits?
- Worked to improve the anesthesia technology profession?
ASATT would like to pay tribute to those individuals who are not required or paid to advance the education of technicians and technologists, but whose sincere interest promotes education in our specialty. If you were able to associate a name to any of those questions, show your appreciation by taking a few minutes of your time to complete and submit the Regional Education Awards Form.
I encourage every member to consider who in your region has exemplified this award. All nominations will go directly to the Regional Directors for review. If more than one person, facility, or company is nominated in a region, the Regional Director will ultimately choose the recipient.
Completed forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to Alex LLanas. Nominations for Regional Education Awards must be received no later than July 1, 2018.
ASATT HQ, 7044 S. 13th Street, Oak Creek, WI 53154
Call for ASATT Board of Directors
Due June 14th
Please accept this notice as our official call for the nominations of the Board and Executive Directors 2018-2019 terms. Every year we ask our members to nominate someone they believe can help ASATT further grow as an organization. Please take a minute to think about those around you. Are they motivated? Have they been active in ASATT? Have they wanted to be? Does this person want to see the profession grow and mature? Do they participate in furthering education for anesthesia technicians and technologists? Are they sincere in advancing the society for the benefit of the entire profession?
The Regional Directors hold office for a period of two years. Up for election this cycle are the positions of Regional Director in Regions 2, 4, and 6. Those nominated must reside in the Region for which they are nominated. The Executive Board positions available this election cycle are President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. The position of President-Elect is a three-year term and the positions of Secretary and Treasurer are a two-year term. Those nominated for President-Elect must have served on the Board of Directors prior to the nomination. In order for the nomination to be accepted, you must have prior approval from those you nominate.
The ASATT Board of Director positions require and individual to dedicate the necessary time to fulfill obligations needed for the success of the organization. Please read the Position Descriptions for each position, and then if you have someone in mind complete the Nomination Form.
Only ASATT Members in good standing can nominate and run for office.
ASATT HQ, 7044 S. 13th Street, Oak Creek, WI 53154
Changes to Membership
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.
We are working on some awesome logowear!! We will soon have tshirts, hoodies, baseball caps and more!! Keep checking the store page!
Well I hope y’all have a great summer! Stay safe, stay hydrated, stay healthy. Look in on your neighbors. Look in on your friends. Take care of yourselves and each other.
Greg Farmer Cer.A.T.
Region 5 Director
New Director Coming
Hello region 6,
Most of you already know me, due to other obligations Johnny needed to resign his position as Region 6 Director. In the meantime, I will be covering the Region. Right now, we are seeking a motivated person for Interim Region 6 Director. If you have been considering running for office, please feel free to contact me, I would be happy to explain the position and its responsibilities. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a short commitment, to get an idea of what it entails. The rewards are great, how else can someone effectively support change than direct involvement?
As Acting Director, I have begun to plan a meeting in Pasadena, I also have interest in a potential meeting in New Mexico, I will keep you posted as to when and the details. If you would like to have a meeting in your area, please let me know.
Otherwise, there is a lot going on with ASATT, planning the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, to include lectures that will provide CE’s towards technologist advancement. A Program Directors Workshop and we are looking to have a Leadership Meeting. This meeting is to offer skills and insight to what it takes to run a professional organization and to serve as a leader to others. The course is intended to prepare the future leaders of ASATT. As the profession grows we must nurture our future leaders, several of us are on our way out of these roles. We must therefore provide for our future.
On the professional forefront, we are reaching out to other professional organizations to inform them of our standardized educational processes. Our association liaisons work hard to help represent us, recently Joe Answine submitted an article about us, which was published in Anesthesiology, ASA’s periodical. Our scope of practice will be revised soon, the outline that reflects current practice is also being reviewed. The number of accredited programs will be increasing. We have adopted a Letter of Review, which allows newly formed programs the opportunity of review prior to accreditation. This enables students to qualify for the technologist examination and the opportunity for the program to make changes and improvements to meet the accreditation standards. So far, we have five programs that have either completed or are in the process of this review. Programs are beginning all over the country and the request for certified technologists is increasing. We are well on our way as a recognized profession.
Region 6 is a great region to belong to. We have large numbers of certified technologists and technicians, and work to advance the profession on a consistent basis.
Acting ASATT Region 6 Director
Justin Akamine, Cer.A.T.
Thank you all that attended the meeting on June 2nd. Neil Allen and his crew: Larry Roberts & Shaun Christian did and amazing job of making everything happen. Big, big thank you to Kaiser Permanente Northwest for graciously letting us use their facilities.
Summer is heating up and it's getting hot, hot, hot in Region 7. The Hawaii meeting is just around the corner August 5. Registration will be open soon. Keep checking the website.
Annual meeting in Las Vegas at Bally’s hotel, August 23-25. Registration is open. Sign up early. Accommodations are available through Bally’s hotel too. Let them know you are part of the ASATT conference for discounted price on rooms.
If you have question about meetings or thinking about hosting a meeting. Please contact me. Let's talk about it. Suggestions are helpful.