Set your sights on Cincy!

The registration brochure for the AAMA 61st Annual Conference will be posted to the website soon. Download the brochure to access a fountain of information:

  • What’s around the river bend? Take advantage of conference hotel discounts and a boatload of resources about Cincinnati. 
  • Crowned with knowledge. Read up on the more than 25 continuing education opportunities that are available only in the Queen City.
  • Friendships spring eternal. Study the schedule of events to find times to connect with your AAMA colleagues.
Plan now to attend conferences this year and next:


Cincinnati, Ohio—Oct. 6–9, 2017


Salt Lake City, Utah—Sept. 14–17, 2018

Enter the Excel Awards

Materials for entering the 2017 Excel Awards are now online. Plan now to submit entries to the competition honoring the achievement of excellence:
  • State leaders. Enter your state publication, website, marketing campaign, or community service effort for recognition. And, remember to nominate exemplary national leaders for one of the three Awards of Distinction. 
  • CAAHEP students. Craft an essay describing the three traits that will make you a great medical assistant. What personal characteristics will drive you to success at the professional level? Enter for a chance to win $1,000 from textbook publisher F.A. Davis.

Download the entry forms and collect your materials. The postmark deadline for entries is July 3.

Coming soon! ABC in Geriatrics

The Continuing Education Board (CEB), in partnership with Learn Ethos, is developing an Assessment-Based Certificate (ABC) in Geriatrics. This valuable certificate program will offer multiple CEUs.

Want to learn more? See the Public Affairs article in this issue. Also, check out the animated promotional video on the AAMA YouTube Channel or click on the YouTube icon found in the footer of every AAMA webpage. 

2017 state meetings

The following is a list of state society meetings. If your state is not listed, contact your state president for details. (Updates will be posted to the AAMA website as received.) 

 Decatur, Alabama   April 7–8 
 Fairbanks, Alaska  April 22–23
 Hayward, California  April 21–23
 Cromwell, Connecticut  March 24–25
 Orlando, Florida  May 5–6
 Augusta, Georgia  May 4–7
 O'Fallon, Illinois  April 20–22
 Lafayette, Indiana  April 21–23
 Jefferson, Iowa  April 21–22
 Lexington, Kentucky  April 21–23
 Brewer, Maine  May 6
 Worcester, Massachusetts  April 29
 Traverse City, Michigan  April 27–30
 Owatonna, Minnesota  May 6–7
 TBA, Missouri  April 21–23
 Kalispell, Montana  April 22–23
 Omaha, Nebraska  April 21–22
 Concord, New Hampshire  April 7–8
 Greensboro, North Carolina  April 27–30
 Lima, Ohio  April 27–29
 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  April 22
 Springfield, Oregon  April 6–8
 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  May 19–21
 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina  March 16–19
 Houston, Texas  April 28–30
 Draper, Utah  March 17–18
 Charlottesville, Virginia  March 31–April 1
 Bellevue, Washington  March 17–18
 La Crosse, Wisconsin  April 27–29


State leaders—Make sure we have your state meeting information posted on the AAMA website (under Continuing Education) and e-mail us at with updated info, including links to register for your state meeting.

Official call for HOD representation

State societies are entitled to the following representation in the House of Delegates at the AAMA Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. The House convenes at 8 am Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

 Alabama   3 
 Alaska  3
 Arizona  3 
 Arkansas  2
 California  3
 Colorado  3
 Connecticut  3
 Florida  4
 Georgia  4
 Hawaii  2
 Idaho  3
 Illinois  5
 Indiana  5
 Iowa  5
 Kentucky  3
 Maine  3
 Massachusetts  4
 Maryland  3
 Michigan  6
 Minnesota  5
 Mississippi  2
 Missouri  3
 Montana  3
 North Carolina  8
 North Dakota  2
 Nebraska  3
 Nevada  2
 New Hampshire  3
 New Jersey  4
 New Mexico  3
 New York  3
 Ohio  6
 Oklahoma  3
 Oregon  4
 Pennsylvania  4
 South Carolina  4
 South Dakota  3
 Tennessee  3
 Texas  3
 Utah  3
 Virginia  3
 Washington  6
 Wisconsin  7