​Coming Soon! Assessment-Based Recognition in Medical Office Basics

The Assessment-Based Recognition in Medical Office Basics (ABR-MOB) is designed to provide introductory education to non-medically educated individuals so that they can be better prepared to be a part of the medical practice team. Share the news of its upcoming launch with employers, managers, and anyone potentially interested in this new opportunity for self-paced education. This new education program will meet employers’ needs and nudge these new-to-the-health-care-profession individuals into the AAMA community. Learners must complete all eight modules to be granted the ABR-MOB.

Many Thanks for Supporting the Profession

Conference attendees gave generously to these important medical assisting–centered funds:

Maxine Williams Scholarship Fund


Ivy Reade Relkin Surveyor Training Fund


Join us next year in Grand Rapids, Michigan:

September 20–23, 2024 

Common Knowledge: This Event Rocks!

Volunteers from the North and South Carolina state societies once again delighted the conference crowd with the 2023 CMA (AAMA)® Knowledge Bowl. Attendees competed in teams to test their medical assisting knowledge in one of the most popular events of the conference. 

A Guiding Light

At the Presidents Banquet, 2022–2023 AAMA President Deborah Novak, CMA (AAMA), congratulated incoming AAMA President Monica Case, CMA (AAMA). The AAMA extends its appreciation to Immediate Past President Novak for her excellent leadership and wishes the best to President Case as she leads the association through the coming year! 

House Highlights

The House of Delegates elected officers and trustees. Meet your 2023–2024 Board of Trustees:


Monica Case, CMA (AAMA)

Vice President

Aimee Wicker, MA-Law, CMA (AAMA)


Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA)

Speaker of the House

Sherry Bogar, CN-BC, CMA (AAMA)

Vice Speaker of the House

Natasha Geno, CMA (AAMA), ATS


Claire Houghton, CMA (AAMA)

Candy Miller, CMA (AAMA)

Pamela Neu, MBA, CMA (AAMA)

Aimee Quinn, CMA (AAMA)

Shirley Sawyer, CMA (AAMA), CPC

Shannon Thomas, AAS, CMA (AAMA)

Sandra Williams, CMA (AAMA)

Going Hall Out

Visitors to the Exhibitors Hall discovered the latest in educational materials, technology, and more. The AAMA thanks all the 2023 exhibitors:

  • Cengage Group
  • CenterWell Senior Primary Care
  • Cielo
  • Dean Vaughn
  • Elsevier
  • F.A. Davis
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
  • Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Labcorp
  • McGraw Hill
  • Medical Assistant Partnership for Healthy Pregnancies and Families/University of Nevada, Reno
  • Pediatrix Medical Group
  • Platinum Educational Group
  • PSI Services
  • Trajecsys Corporation
  • University of Wisconsin Extended Campus

Saluting our Sponsors

A hearty thank you to this year’s sponsors:

  • CenterWell Senior Primary Care
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • McGraw Hill
  • Platinum Educational Group
  • PSI Services
  • Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants

​Bylaws Amendments

The House adopted six bylaws amendments. For details on the adopted amendments, including their rationale, review AAMA Bylaws and the 2023 Delegates Packet available via the “Member Downloads” webpage of the AAMA website (sign in required).

Community + Connection

Hundreds of medical assistants from near and far enjoyed new educational possibilities at the 67th AAMA Annual Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Almost 700 people connected with their peers and furthered their knowledge as medical assistants. Many thanks to the Annual Conference Education Committee, the members of the Florida Society of Medical Assistants, and the 2022–2023 Annual Conference Committee for a fun and informative event dedicated to medical assisting professionals. The AAMA congratulates all the Excel Award winners who took home awards from the conference. You go above and beyond to positively represent the AAMA and the medical assisting profession, and your recognition is well-earned.