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CTSMA TODAY
SPRING E-NEWSLETTER
Another beautiful Spring has sprung in Connecticut. With Spring here and the start of fresh new begins, check out all the new exciting things going on in the Connecticut Society of Medical Assistants. 

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UPCOMING CTSMA BUSINESS MEETINGS
 

Summer State Business Meeting
 Aug 20, 2016 8:30 AM
All members are urged to log into the meeting. All members whose dues have been paid by December 31, 2015 have to right to vote on a topic brought up during the meeting. These meetings are NOT just for the CTSMA Executive Board, these meetings are open to ALL CTSMA members. You will NOT receive any CEUs for attending.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/657027781 . You can also dial in using your phone.
United States +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 657-027-781 

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CTSMA SPRING/SUMMER ONLINE CEU PROGRAMS.

The CTSMA is offering 3 exciting CEU Programs on End of Life Care, Asthma, and Ethical  & Professional Boundaries in Healthcare, worth over 5 AAMA CEU credits. Print out the articles, take them to the beach, and before you know it you have completed 5.5 AAMA CEU credits. Multi tasking at it's finest. They do say CMA(AAMA)s are the most versatile healthcare professional!

​Click on the link below to download your CEU programs. 

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56TH CTSMA ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

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Congratulations to the newly elected 2016/ 2017 CTSMA Executive Board.
Joanne Forchielli Rodriguez, CMA(AAMA)- President. 
Rebecca Rivera, CMA(AAMA) - Vice President. 
Roxanne Sealing CMA(AAMA) -  Secretary
Noelle Mills , CMA(AAMA) - Treasurer
Tabitha Opie, CMA(AMA) - Board of Director - 3 Year Term
Lorri Miles, CMA(AAMA) -  Board of Directors - 2 Year Term
CTSMA Delegates & Alternates
AAMA
2016 House of Delegates 

​Congrats to the 2016 CTSMA Delegates and Alternates to the 60th AAMA National House of Delegates.
DELEGATES
Joanne Rodriguez, CMA(AAMA) CTSMA President
Rebecca Rivera, CMA(AAMA) CTSMA Vice President  Wendy Carros, CMA(AAMA) Conference Chair
ALTERNATES
Holly Martin, CMA(AAMA) Public Policy Chair
Michelle Brady, CMA(AAMA) CTSMA Board of Director
​Tabitha Opie, CMA(AAMA) CTSMA Board of Director


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CTSMA BYLAW CHANGES

All proposed bylaw changes where approved at the 2016 Annual CTSMA Business Meeting. In addition, Resolution 16-1 was also approved to change the acromine of the Connecticut Society of Medical Assistants to CTSMA.

​For the current CTSMA Bylaws, click on the link below.
CTSMA SPIRIT OF GIVING

The 2016 56th Annual CTSMA Educational Conference Spirit of Giving Dress Down Charity is Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global bio-medical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism. They strive to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society: and we work to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. Autism Speaks is committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. To learn more about Autism Speaks click on their logo.
The CTSMA is happy to announce that between our Dress Down Saturday, Autism Awareness Bracelet sales, and other donations we raised over $800.

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2016 CONFERENCE SPONSORS

At the 56th Annual CTSMA Educational Conference we had 19 Sponsors for our conference. Without the support of our sponsors we would not be able to provide incredible speakers and keep the cost low. 
Click on the link below to see the full list of our 2016 Sponsors.

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Bill HB 5129
An Act Concerning the Administration of Vaccines By Pharmacists and Medical Assistants and the Listing of Certified Medical Assistants

The CTMSA Public Policy Committee Chaired by Holly Martin, CMA(AAMA) once again raised a bill in the 2016 legislation session to allow CMA(AAMA)s to give vaccines in Connecticut. With a short legislation session things moved quickly. The bill was raised and passed successfully through the CT Public Health Committee. Unfortunately the bill was stalled in the House by the CT Nursing Organization and never made it to a vote in the House. The CTSMA's lobbyist feels we made great head way this year with our fight to be able to administer vaccines in CT. We will continue again next year with our lobbyist and the AMT to raise another bill. For more information or to see how you can help, please contact Holly Martin, CMA(AAMA) at ctsmapublicpolicy@gmail.com