Hello to my fellow AMT members! As I am writing this message, we are currently facing a deadly virus that has affected the lives of all people around the world. I still would personally like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the health care workers who are at the frontline combatting COVID-19. I also would like to salute all medical technologists and registered medical assistants who might not necessarily be at the frontline of the battle but definitely involved with testing and data analysis. Thank you for all you do!
I would also like to announce that the ILSSAMT conference scheduled on April 3, 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19. Refunds should have been processed but if you have not received yours please email the AMT office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We plan to reschedule the conference for the Fall. We will reach out once we have more information and sign up will again be done online.
It is also with great sadness that I announce the passing of our Illinois AMT secretary, Elaine Miyamoto. She served the Illinois AMT board for many years and was also a professor at Robert Morris University. A great friend and mentor, Elaine will be missed.
Finally, I would also like to share that AMT has a blog available to all members called “The Torch”. You can find it here. It features the latest news and articles related to many allied health fields. Recently it has featured articles regarding vaccines, phlebotomy and certifications. Happy reading!
Ron G Rodrigo HTL(ASCP), MT(AMT)
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