Jonnalee Geddis, Cert.A.T.
CT-ME-MA-NH-NJ-NY-RI-VT
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Hello Region 1,

Here we are in August already, where is our Summer going? Before you know if our first Very First Virtual ASATT Meeting will be here and we will be having the time of our lives. Can you believe we can earn up to 21 CEU’s THAT IS JUST CRAZY!!!! I cannot wait, it is going to be so exciting and on top of that Region 1 is going to have a couple of our own as well. We are going to try and have at least one Regional Meeting, or at least that is my goal; before the Annual one and then again after all the excitement has settled down so people can have a chance to relax and enjoy some time to absorb all of the excitement. Oh my goodness, we have so much to talk about... where do we start.

The Regional Educational Award, once again I had to nominate someone whom is quite deserving of the award. The two individuals that are getting the Regional Educational Award are ones that I nominated, and I know that they are getting the Award because they were the only ones that were nominated for the award. However, they are both quite deserving of the award. These two, whom work together and who have held several meetings for me and who tend to really go above and beyond when they do hold a meeting. The quality of the speakers, the time spent getting the speakers, choosing the food, the Vendor support that they get, it is all just simply over whelming as they both are. I am pleased to announce that the Recipients of this years Annual Regional Educational Awards for Region 1 are Alvin Mangubat and Angel Martinez from NYU Langone. Their meetings are always a success as all meetings are and soooooo much fun. A pure pleasure to work with these two. THANK YOU BOTH!!!! For all that you have done.

The National Meeting is going to be Virtual, However the First ever ASATT Virtual National Meeting. We will have a lot of amazing Lectures and free stuff for the attendees. Going to be very exciting, disappointed that I cannot get to see all my friends in person. Next year it will be in Fort Worth we do know that for sure. Go to the ASATT Website to get all the information as I am sure it has much more information than I do so go to www.asatt.org.

Now for the Regional Meetings, I am going to be having one soon. I still do not have a definite date but will posting the date real soon. As soon as I can confirm the date, I will send it out in a blast email. I do have one lecture confirmed, waiting for two more to confirm then I will submit everything for my Meeting. Then we have a couple more people that have offered to Host a Regional Meetings.

If it is your year to recertify, Please, Please, Please do not wait until the last minute to do start the process, start it now and get it done. So much easier to do it now. If you need help, email me or call me and I will try to walk you through it. I would be glad to help you. WE (ASATT) including Headquarters have tried to make this as painless and easy as we can. And it is more important now than ever to get this done. DO NOT LET CERTIFICATION LAPSE IF YOU ARE A CERTIFIED ANESTHESIA TECHNICIAN, YOU CAN NOT GET IT BACK.

STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY

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Jonnalee Geddis, Cer.A.T.
Region 1 Director

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