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Jonnalee Burgess, Cert.A.T.


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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 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