Can you believe February is here? This is a leap year, an election year, and a milestone year for me as president-elect of AHDI. So many exciting things are happening in our industry and profession.
Betty has kicked off the year and is an energized dynamo for the military spouse initiative. She has already presented in a number of locations and the number of military spouses enrolled in approved schools is on the rise. The numbers are approaching or above 400 now and we all are excited to see the pace at which this is catching on. It’s really the perfect fit for someone faced with the fact that it’s not if they will need to move, it’s when. What a great career for people on the move. With the ease and portability of our profession, it’s a perfect fit. Next month, I will be attending and participating in the NWCP Leadership Conference on the Ides of March (3/15) in Vancouver, Washington. This is a full-day workshop packed with leadership presentations from 9 AM until 5 PM. Mark your calendars and attend this great event. http://www.oamt.org/2008_nwcp_leadership_conference_info.htm
Next, in April is the CAMT Annual Meeting April 4-6 in Ontario, CA. www.calaamt.org. Each year, California puts on a fantastic annual meeting filled with information and dual tracks customized for each attendee’s preferences. Don’t miss this great opportunity for education, networking and keeping up-to-the minute with the latest developments and trends in our profession.
Also in April is the MTIA conference April 23-26. Go to www.mtia.com and click on annual conference to get more information on this exciting 4-day event in beautiful Long Beach, CA. This 19th annual meeting will include 3 educational tracks and opening keynote by Nate Booth and closing keynote, Jeff Goldsmith, PhD.
Our Advocacy Day, in partnership with MTIA and AHDI, is coming up May 15-17, 2008 and it’s going to be a 3-day event this year in Washington DC rather than just 2 days as previously.
http://www.ahdionline.org/scriptcontent/lig.cfm There are a number of excellent speakers lined up so please get involved and be an advocate for our profession and for the legislation that impacts what we do.
That’s the spring line up for me, so far. It’s an exciting year so far and I look forward to all the opportunities to meet and talk with so many members as well as to work on strategic initiatives that help promote our profession and position us as the knowledge experts that are essential to quality healthcare documentation in the evolving future. Please share your ideas, your comments and help contribute to our success in the year ahead. My personal best to each of you.