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FLORIDA SOCIETY OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

OUR MISSION

The mission of the American Association of Medical Assistants is to provide the medical assistant profession with education, certification, credential acknowledgement, networking opportunities, scope-of-practice protection and advocacy for quality patient-centered health care.
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OUR CHAPTERS

Brevard County CEU & Chapter Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 EST
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm EST
Guest Speaker: Jeanette Tyler, CMA(AAMA)
Topic: Personal and Professional Growth
Cost: FREE to ALL AAMA Members
Meeting Type: Zoom Format
# of CEU’s: 2 (pending)

ATTENDANCE INFO: YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE (Name, AAMA Membership # and email)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

FSMA Celebrates All Medical Assistants - Winter Conference
In Person and Zoom/Virtual Meeting

FSMA CELEBRATES ALL MEDICAL ASSISTANTS
Southeastern Campus Miami Lakes Campus
5875 NW 163rd Street Auditorium
Miami, Florida 33014

Registration Deadline: 2-22-2023

HOTEL RESERVATION
Sonesta Select
15700 NW 77th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Phone: (305) 556-6665
Reservation Deadline Date Feb 1, 2023

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Saturday February 25, 2023

7:30-8:00

Registration/ Continental /Breakfast

8:00-8:15

Welcome & Introduction; Marsha Benedict CMA-A (AAMA (Meeting Coordinator) and Theresa Davidson (Education Chair)
Introduction FSMA President Deniece Jozefiak, CMA (AAMA)

8:15-10:15

Karen Minchella , PhD, CMA (AAMA). Leadership Beginnings.
This program will explore organizational leadership styles and roles in overcoming healthcare leadership challenges. The interactive and hands-on session will provide the medical professional with the tools to strengthen various leadership styles that alignment between public health issues their design and strategies with attention to circumvention and intervention methods.
2 CEUs (A, G)

10:15-10:30

Break

10:30-11:30

Brian Dickens, MBA, PhD, NRCMA
Improving work place soft skills.
1 CEU (G)

11:30-12:45

Lunch

12:45-1:45

Abigail Thieroff, NRCMA
The Role of Medical Assistants in Dermatology-cosmetic and general aspects.
1 CEU (C)

1:45-2:00

Break

2:00-3:00

Melanie Dickens, NRCMA
Medical Assistant’s role in Moh’s procedure
1 CEU (C)

3:00-4:45

FSMA Executive Board Meeting

5.0 CEUs have been approved by AAMA
REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATES (NOT USED FOR AAMA) WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL
A-Administrative
C-Clinical
G-General
Topics subject to change.

You are all welcome to attend. Be an active participant in your organization. We are looking forward to your input. Please download all the reports from the website under documents heading (Board Meeting Agenda and Reports) after 02/19/2023 on the website. Everyone must vacate the building by 5:00 when doors are locked.

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Don't Forget To Mark Your Calendar!

2023 AAMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

We can’t wait to celebrate Mickey and Minnie Mouse and all our other favorite Disney characters at Disney World during the 2023 AAMA Annual Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida! Save the dates now: Sept. 22–25, 2023.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO KATHRYN PANAGIOTACOS!

Presentation By Deniece Jozefiak, CMA (AAMA)
President Florida Society Of Medical Assistants

During my time as a member of FSMA, I have met wonderful members with whom I have made great friendships and memories. There is one member who has been a great friend and mentor since I have moved to Florida. If it were not for her and her chapter, the South West Chapter would not have gotten off the ground. Multiple meetings to her area and great chapter support from them got us up and running. I moved to Florida in 1996 and because of her and her chapter I was nominated as FSMA Secretary in 1997.

This member joined as a student and when she attended her first meeting she was asked if she would be a committee member of the Ways and Means Committee. She said yes and has been an active member since then. She has been FSMA President three times and went on to be an AAMA Trustee and AAMA President. She remained active with AAMA for years after and is still active in her chapter and FSMA.

She has worked close to 30 years as a CMA (AAMA) with the same provider. When the father retired, she stayed on and is still working for his son.

This member is active in her church and a proud grandmother.

One member said of her: “she is the epitome of leadership, loyalty, and dedication”. It is my honor as the FSMA President to present Kathryn Panagiotacos, CMA (AAMA) with LIFE MEMBERSHIP TO FSMA.

66th ANNUAL AAMA CONFERENCE

October 21-24, 2022   Myrtle Beach, SC.

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR FSMA PRESIDENT

Deniece Jozefiak, CMA (AAMA)

“Teamwork means that we share a common idea and embrace a common goal. Regardless of our differences, we strive shoul­der to shoulder, confident in one another’s faith, trust and commitment. In the end teamwork, can be summed up in five short words … ” we believe in each other”.

I believe in each and every member of FSMA. To serve as your president will be truly a great honor and privilege. I welcome the challenge during these trying times.

Continue to watch for e-blasts regarding free zoom cue’s from FSMA, Brevard and the Southwest chapter. Other states/chapters are offering them as well. Look on the AAMA website.

“This is a beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good . What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind. Let it be something good”.

FSMA

Committed to supporting a positive awareness of medical assisting and the recognition of the FSMA as its representative.