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2019 SDSMA State Convention

Medical Assistants - Beacon's In Healthcare

Daily Agendas


Friday March 29th  


     7:00-8:15am:    Breakfast & Registration

     8:15-8:30am:    Welcome

     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

             1:30pm:    Closing

Registration Fees

 Members                      Non-Members   

Both Days: $100           Both Days: $130     

    Daily Rate: $75                 Daily: $105           

Students: $75


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.

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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. 


Call: 605-444-4500

Address: 5300 South Grand Circle

Sioux Falls, SD 57108


Reserve rooms online by clicking here

2019 Fundraisers 

Silent Auction:

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.

2019 Raffle

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.

Toiletry Items

Paper Towels

Toilet paper

Dryer sheets or fabric softener

Sponges / scrub pads

tampons / pads

Baby wipes



Toilet cleaner

Glass cleaner

Clorox wipes

Laundry detergent (no pods)

Dishwasher soap---liquid and powder

Dish soap

Hand soap

Hand sanitizer

Misc. Items


Gallon and quart size Ziplock bags---regular and freezer

13 gallon trash bags

Dollar store Tupperware containers

Gas Cards($5-$10)





For more information on how you can help or the organization please visit:


Don't forget, 2019 is an election year! State and Chapter officer positions are open for nominations.


Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a member in good standing. Meaning membership must be current with the AAMA

  2. Must be an active member within the chapter and organization

  3. 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

  • Macy's 

  • JCPenny

  • Dicks Sporting Goods

  • Athleta

  • Old Navy

  • Victoria Secret

  • Bath and Body Works

  • CJ Banks

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

  • kRav'N

  • Cody's Smokehouse

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.

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