South Dakota Society of Medical Assistants
At the Heart of Healthcare
2018 State Convention
This year we're adding more exhibitors, more door prizes and more CEUs.
Saturday March 24th
7:00-8:00am: Breakfast & Registration
8:00-10:00am: Cannaboids 101 – Melissa Mentle
10:00-11:00am: CASA – Taryn Sietsema
11:00-11:30am: Break – End of Silent Auction
11:30-1:30pm: Call to Freedom – Becky Rasmussen
$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:
Garretson, SD 57030
Registration Forms can be printed here.
Friday March 23rd
7:00-8:15am: Breakfast & Registration
8:30-9:30am: Kidney Disease & The Big Ask – Jerry Schrier
9:30-9:50am: Break – Vendor Rounds
9:50-10:30am: State Meeting
10:30-11:30am: How to Manage my Boss (even when he is a doctor) - Mary Sand
11:30-12:30pm: Lunch & Meetings
11:30-12:00pm: Northern Plains
12:00-12:30pm: Sioux Empire
12:30-1:00pm: Break – Vendor Rounds
1:00-2:00pm: American Cancer Society
2:00-3:00pm: Suicide Prevention in Primary Care – Sheri Nelson
3:00-3:20pm: Break – Vendor Rounds
3:20-5:20pm: Workplace Violence – Homeland Security
5:20-5:45pm: Break – Vendor Rounds – Prep for Knowledge Bowl
5:45-7:45pm: Knowledge Bowl (Extra CEUs) & Mixer
The executive board has added a knowledge bowl that offers extra CEUs. The knowledge bowl will consist of questions relating to the medical assisting field and be played similar to Jeopardy. The game will be played in groups of at least five people. Teams can be determined at the convention. There will be free heavy appetizers and a cash bar.
Who wants to free prizes!?
For every item, and/or $5 donated, attendees will receive one free entry into the door prize drawing. Our fundraiser organization Call to Freedom is in need of the following items
Mega Toilet Paper Rolls
Make-up (foundation, blush, eyeliner, mascara)
Women’s underwear (M-XL)
Bras (34-42 C-DD)
Pajama Pants (M-XXL)
Long Sleeve Tops (S-XXL)
City Bus Passes
West Mall 7
For more details on items needed or how you can help this organization visit http://calltofreedom.org/marissas-project/
Back by popular demand...
We are returning to the Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls South due to the reviews we received from last years attendees.
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.
Address: 5300 South Grand Circle
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Reserve rooms online by clicking here.
Raffle - A Chance to Give Back!
This year’s raffle will benefit Call to Freedom..
At registration for each item (examples above in blue boxes) or $5 donated you will receive one ticket. NO limit on how many tickets you can earn.
Winner will have their 2019 State Convention registration paid!
State Officers are gathering some great items for the silent auction. There will be something for everyone! You will need to attend to see just what we have for you!
Heads or Tails
We're bringing more beads to this years convention! So 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 more opportunities you have at winning the pot.
For our 2018 convention we're seeking sponsors for our breaks and meals. If you know some one or a business that would be interested, please have them e-mail the state at firstname.lastname@example.org. As sponsors are acquired they'll be listed here.
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
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
Noodles and Company
Royal Palace Chinese
Honey Baked Ham
However, there are many more within 5 miles of the Hotel