South Dakota Society of Medical Assistants
At the Heart of Healthcare
2019 SDSMA State Convention
Medical Assistants - Beacon's In Healthcare
Friday March 29th
7:00-8:15am: Breakfast & Registration
8:30-9:30am: Clinical Coding – Jessica Kurle
9:30-9:50am: Break – Vendor Rounds
9:50-10:30am: State Meeting
10:30-11:30am: HPV Vaccination – Dr. Mary
Millroy & Corryn Clemer
11:30-12:30pm: Lunch & Meetings
11:30-12:00pm: Sioux Empire
12:00-12:30pm: Northern Plains
12:30-1:00pm: Break – Vendor Rounds
1:00-2:00pm: Population Health – Dr. Preston Renshaw
2:00-3:00pm: HIPAA – Susie O’Hara
3:00-3:20pm: Break – Vendor Rounds
3:20-5:20pm: Treatment Beyond Pain – Dr. Justin Wubben
5:20-5:45pm: Break – Vendor Rounds – Prep for Knowledge Bowl
5:45-7:45pm: Knowledge Bowl & Mixer
Saturday March 30th
7:00-8:00am: Breakfast & Registration
8:00-9:00am: Deskercise – CJ Wehrkamp
9:00-10:00am: Female Medicine – Dr. Wood Thum
10:00-11:00am: Helping Yourself to Help Patients - Amos Buelow
11:00-11:30am: Break – End of Silent Auction
11:30-1:30pm: Domestic Violence – Angie Mesenberg, Beacon Center
Both Days: $100 Both Days: $130
Daily Rate: $75 Daily: $105
Registration is due March 15th. Please add $10 to your check when mailing after this date. No refunds after March 15th.
Registration Forms can be printed here.
Where Are The Festivities Happening?
We are returning to the Hilton Garden Inn South Sioux Falls due to the reviews we have received from past years.
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 1st.
Address: 5300 South Grand Circle
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Reserve rooms online by clicking here.
Yet again the executive Board is busy finding and creating silent auction items for this year's convention. As a reminder Easter is just around the corner from convention and Easter baskets will be available for purchase!
Heads or Tails:
Bring your dollars and lucky socks, heads or tails is back, AGAIN! We didn't sell out of beads last year so that's our challenge for 2019! Lets get our winner more than $100 in 2019.
This year's raffle and donation organization will be The Beacon Center in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Our final speaker on Saturday, Angela Mesenberg, will provide us will more details on their efforts to support domestic violence victims and their families.
Similar to last year, for every item or every $5 donated, attendees will receive a free entry into the raffle prize drawing
For more information on The Beacon Center, click here.
For a full list of items currently needed click here.
Dryer sheets or fabric softener
Sponges / scrub pads
tampons / pads
Laundry detergent (no pods)
Dishwasher soap---liquid and powder
Gallon and quart size Ziplock bags---regular and freezer
13 gallon trash bags
Dollar store Tupperware containers
For more information on how you can help or the organization please visit: https://www.beaconcentersd.com/
Don't forget, 2019 is an election year! State and Chapter officer positions are open for nominations.
Nominees must meet the following criteria:
Must be a member in good standing. Meaning membership must be current with the AAMA
Must be an active member within the chapter and organization
Must be nominated by your peers. Anyone wanting to nominate a peer for an officer position can do so starting at registration on Friday
There will be a nominations container for credentialing checking and to help take pressure off of nominations during the meeting. There will be open nominations during the meeting as well. Please consider donating your time as an officer
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
Dicks Sporting Goods
Bath and Body Works
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
Noodles and Company
Royal Palace Chinese
Honey Baked Ham
However, there are many more within 5 miles of the Hotel