Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T.
Hello Region 2
Hope everyone is doing well. With summer on its way, I can’t wait to get in some beach time with lots of fun and sunshine with my family.
What’s been happening in our Region:
With 2 meetings down I was very pleased how they both went. First conference was in Harrisburg Pa. and I would like to say THANK YOU to Joe, Jessica and Lauren for making this happen. We earned 11CE’s and the speakers were fantastic!! Our second meeting was at University of Michigan and worth 10 CE’s and I would like to give a big THANK YOU to Michelle, Breanne, Alan and Ellie for making this happen. The speakers at this conference were fantastic also!! Both conferences the speakers picked great topics for their lectures. I would also like to give a big THANK YOU to the vendors that also took time out of there busy schedule to join us.
I was so excited about having our first Region 2 Meeting held in Michigan and in my travels there got to make a pit stop to visit the Wayne County Community College, North West Campus in Detroit MI. I got a tour of their school and the simulation rooms. Let me tell you there facility is amazing!!! The scenarios that they teach the students are absolutely wonderful. The tour was giving by Dr. Abby Freeman Phd provost of health science and Marc McGaffic MS, BS, Cert.A.T.T Campus Dean of Anesthesia and Marc Phillips Cert A.T Associate Dean of Anesthesia Technology. I would like to thank you all for the wonderful tour!! We have been talking about holding a conference there in 2020 which I’m excited about because it will be in the simulation room.
Wayne County Community College
I am still looking for more members to get with me to hold at least 1 more conference for our region or 2019. Please contact me if you’re interested in holding a regional meeting, it has great perks and you can earn Free CE's!!! It takes a lot of work but it’s worth it!! Remember we all need CE’s so let’s work together as a team with promoting our profession!!
Let’s not 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. There are tons of family activities to do in Florida. 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.
The logo committee has been hard working on items for us to sell at the conferences. I’m very excited about the designs we have come up with for our 30th year! Can’t wait to hear what our members have to say.
Remember to be thinking about our Regional Education Awards. Please throw some names out to me. I will need to submit it shortly to the ASATT, if there is someone you think should be nominated for this award please bring it to my attention.
It will soon be time for renewing your membership. We now have the option for a 2-year membership at the cost of $150.00 that is saving you $20.00 over the two-year period. You will still have the option for the 1-year membership at $85.00. One of the perks to being a member is that any conference that is given by ASATT is downloaded to your profile and makes it much easier when you’re up for re-certification.
Region 2 Meeting UPMC Pinnacle Health, May 18, 2019
Region 2 Meeting University of Michigan, June 1, 2019
Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T
Region 2 Director