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© 2015 South Dakota Society of Medical Assistants

2017 State Convention

It's Election Year! State and Chapter officer seats are up for nominations.


Do you want to make a difference in your State Society or Chapter?

2017 is your year to step into a leadership role! Becoming an officer is a great way to be part of a leadership team that cares about what it means to be a medical assistant and bring educational opportunities to our members.

Some of the duties expectations include: attending meetings, organizing member meetings and CEU opportunities, fundraising, maintain financial statements and keeping up-to-date records. Time requirements vary depending on if you are a State or Chapter officer. Meetings may be monthly depending on the time of year or quarterly.

Meeting times are set on current board members needs and schedules.

Officers must be in good standing with the AAMA. Memberships must have been paid by December 31, 2016.

If you are interested in running reach out to any current officer to get more details! Be sure to check out the Officer Boards at State Convention!


Registration Fees


Members                           Non-Members

$75 daily rate                                 $105 daily rate

$100 both days                              $130 both days





Registration is due by March 3rd. Please make checks payable to SDSMA and mail them to:

Amy Zobel

4413 South Wilson Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57106


Registration Forms can be printed here.

Friday March 24th

7:00-8:15am: Registration

8:15-8:30am: Welcome

8:30-9:30am: Mary Micheals: Prevention in the Community

9:30-9:45am: Break

9:45-10:45am: Duane Kavanaugh: Cumulative stress

10:45-11:45am: Roseann Kleinschmit: Sanford Diabetes &

Thyroid: Diabetes and Diabetic Foot Care

11:45-1:15pm: Lunch & Meetings

11:45-12:15pm: Sioux Empire

12:15-12:45pm: Northern Plains

12:45-1:30pm: State Meeting

1:30-2:30pm: Ben Oien: Metabolic Syndrome

2:30-3:30pm: Michella Sybesma: Avera eCare

3:30-3:45pm: Break

3:45-4:45pm: Gwen Reker, RN:


4:45-5:45pm: Misty Kolbreck: ECMO

Saturday March 25th

7:00-8:00am: Registration

8:00-9:00am: Eric Boyce: MACRA

9:00-10:00am: Beth Jernbert: Therapy Dogs International

10:00-11:00am Sanford Profile

11:00-11:15am: Break: Silent auction ends

11:15-12:15pm: CASA

12:15-1:15pm: Tim Southern: Changes in Diagnostic Testing

1:15-1:30pm: Closing

New Location for 2017!

This year's conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls South.


Rooms will be available Thursday and Friday night at $109/night. You will need to mention the SD Society of Medical Assistants when calling to reserve at the group rate. Deadline is March 2nd. 


Call: 605-444-4500

Address: 5300 South Grand Circle

Sioux Falls, SD 57108


Reserve rooms online by clicking here


Fun with FUNdraisers

Silent Auction

State Officers have been hard at work and have some really great items up for grabs.

Looking for an overnight stay in Deadwood or passes to Reptile Gardens?

Gift certificates, wine baskets, tickets to USD and SDSU sporting events, even something from the Minnesota Vikings!

As always there will be something for everyone! You will need to attend to see just what we have for you!

Heads or Tails

We had so much fun with this game last year that we are bringing it back!

Break out your dollar bills, get your beads and try your luck at this exciting game of chance. Remember, the more beads you purchase, the better chance you have at winning the pot.

Raffle - A Chance to Give Back!

This year’s raffle will benefit Feeding South Dakota.

At registration for each non-perishable item (canned, boxed or personal needs) you bring you will receive one ticket. NO limit on how many tickets you can earn. So clean out those cupboards for a good cause!

Winner will have their 2018 State Convention registration paid!

Need something to do with your free time in Sioux Falls?

The Hilton Garden Inn South is a quick five minute drive from The Empire Mall.

The Empire Mall offers stores such as

  • Macy's 

  • JCPenny

  • Dicks Sporting Goods

  • Younkers

  • Old Navy

  • Victoria Secret

  • Bath and Body Works

  • The Children's Place

and more; over 180 stores total. Click here for more information.

Places to Eat Near By

Restaurants within a mile of the hotel include:

  • Spezia Italian Restaurant

  • Tokyo Japanese

  • Qdoba

  • Noodles and Company

  • Royal Palace Chinese

  • Honey Baked Ham

  • Panera Bread

  • Marco's Pizza

  • McDonald's 

  • Taco John's

However, there are many more within 5 miles of the Hotel


Nothing above appealing? Visit the Attractions and Entertainment page of the Sioux Falls website here.