Welcome to the Illinois Society of Medical Assistants.

February 23, 2019


EXECUTIVE MEMO


 


Happy New Year to all!   I'm glad 2018 is over as it was not a good year.   In November I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer.  Luckily it was caught very early.   Surgery was done December 11, 2018 with a good  pathology report.   All caner is gone!!!!!  Thank you to everyone for your prayers, cards and well wishes.   If you are post- menopausal no amount of bleeding is good, It doesn't matter how pale or how small the amount is.  


Times are changing and ISMA needs to keep up with the times.    Members do not want to go to meetings and only want to do online and free CEUs.     We need to think about what we need to do with our structure.   Do we keep chapters that are not having meetings?   Do we have 3 sections of the state with chapters merging?   Do we dissolve chapters and just have a state board?    We need to know what you want, but can't do anything if you don't attend business meetings.    I hope you can find the time to get involved. 


There are several free CEUs for those looking.   Medscape in the past November CMA Today had an ad, the AAMA website has a listing under CEUs for 8 free , under Smiles and face book has a section where Don Balasa will do a phone conference with a group. 


Conference is coming soon.   April 25-27, 2019 at The Belvedere Conference Center in Elk Grove Village, IL.   The hotel is Country Inn Suites, which is right next door to it.    Please plan on attending. Check our website for updates. 


There will be no Symposium this year.   We will have a business meeting, Saturday, August 24, 2019.  It will be held at Methodist College in Peoria, IL.   Watch the website for further details.


ISMA IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO GET INVOLVED THIS IS YOUR ORGANIZATION.  COME TO MEETINGS, CHAIR A COMMITTEE, RUN FOR OFFICE.   TRY US, YOU MIGHT LIKE US. 


                                  WHO REMEMBERS MICKEY!!!!!!


Donna Radzun CMA (AAMA)


2018-2020 ISMA President


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