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Annual Meeting Now Virtual!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis across the country and with an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our members, the AMT Board of Directors has decided to switch the 2021 Annual Meeting which was to be held in Norfolk, VA to a virtual event from July 19-21.

The meeting will include free, online continuing education, interactive town hall and other activities. Delegates will vote and review Business Meeting materials in a similar manner as they did in 2020.

If you had previously made travel reservations, please be sure to contact your airline or hotel to cancel.

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Registration for the meeting is now open. Click on the button below to sign-up for this free opportunity to earn CE. Deadline to register is July 9.

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting Schedule

Click on each course below to learn more about speakers and course learning objectives. Educational sessions on Monday and Tuesday will earn 1.0 CE/course. Sessions will be recorded and available for 30 days following the meeting to all registered attendees. Course times are scheduled for CST.

Check out the video from our Keynote Speaker, Betsy Allen-Manning on what to expect from her presentation on how to be an impactful speaker by building trust, minimizing conflict and winning with people.

Monday, July 19
9:00 - 9:50 am
2101: Keynote: Impactful Communicators: Four Keys to Build Trust, Captivate Listeners, Reduce Conflict and Win with People
10:00 - 10:50 am
2102: A Refresher of Transfusion Reactions
2103: AMT Standards of Practice "Code of Ethics"
2104: Variability within Phlebotomy - A Look at the Total Testing Process
1:00 - 1:50 pm
2105: The State of the Art in POCT for Infectious Diseases
2106: Respecting Patients with Cultural Humility
2107: Opioid Overdose Crisis
2:00 - 2:50 pm
2108: When It's More Than Just a Headache: A Look at Meningitis and Encephalitis
2109: The Effects of Specimen Rejections on Patient Care
2110: Naloxone Training
3:00 - 3:50 pm
2111: Bring Your Camera - Time for a SELFIE in Telehealth
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Social Hour by District

Tuesday, July 20
9:00 - 9:50 am
2112: COVID-19: What We Know Now
10:00 - 10:50 am
2113: Case Studies in Hematology. Those Tricky Platelets: What’s ‘In’ for Thrombocytopenia Diagnosis?
2114: Resolving Conflict to Increase Retention
2115: Phlebotomy and its interpersonal implications: What You Need To Know
11:00 - 11:50 am
2116: Novel Virus in the 21st Century
2117: Are You Nice or Kind?
2118: Pre-Certifications and Prior Authorizations - Oh My!
1:00 - 1:50 pm
2120: Root Cause Analysis, Not Just an Investigation
2121: Phlebotomy and Antibiotic Stewardship
2:00 - 2:50 pm
2122: Challenges in Patient Safety
2123: Personalized Medicine
2124: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/ Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
3:00 - 3:50 pm
Government Affairs Round-up
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Virtual Social Hour

Wednesday, July 21
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Town Hall
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Student Medical Assisting Kahoot! Challenge
1:00 - 2:00 pm
What Employers Look for When Hiring Medical Assistants
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Resources for Engaging Medical Assistants: In Person and Remote Environments
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Medical Assisting Curriculum During the Pandemic: Shifts and Continuity

Registering for the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting
    • What, and when, is the AMT 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting?
      Since we can’t be together this year in person, AMT is going virtual for their 2021 Annual Meeting, July 19-21, 2021! Think of it as attending a standard Annual Meeting but with the ability to engage with anyone else who is attending the meeting from the comfort and convenience of your home, office, or wherever else you can think of, through your personal computer or mobile device. We are bringing two worlds together for a shared unique experience!

    • How do I register for the virtual event?
      You will be notified via AMT emails, website, and social media updates when online registration opens. Follow the on-screen instructions by logging in with your AMT member credentials and filling out the information required to register. If you don’t have an AMT ID, first create an account! Once registered, you can browse the virtual meeting platform and choose your sessions?

    • Will I be able to choose my sessions?
      Yes! All attendees are encouraged to attend the Keynote and General Sessions. Additionally, attendees have 24 CE Breakout sessions to choose from based on your certification, continuing education need, or interest. CE Breakout sessions are categorized in one of four different tracks including Laboratory, Leadership & Professional Development, Medical Assisting, and Phlebotomy.

    • When will I receive the instructions for attending the virtual event?
      AMT is working diligently to prepare for this unique experience and will send you the necessary instructions, including a training video for navigating the virtual meeting, within three weeks of the event. Make sure that the email address associated with your registration is accurate, preferably not related to your business or school, and matches the email address you have listed in your AMT Portal so that there is no delay in receiving our communications. If you have not already done so, please add to your safe sender list.

How to Virtually Attend AMT’s Annual Meeting
    • Can my computer or mobile device handle the virtual event?
      Most up-to-date computers and mobile devices such as laptops, desktops, and handheld tablets can run the virtual event for you. Once the AMT Virtual Annual Meeting event site is available, you will be able to access a training video to familiarize yourself with the platform. Hard-line internet connections will work best for streaming live and pre-recorded videos. If you choose to join via wi-fi or cellular data, you will want to find the strongest signals possible to prevent connection issues.

    • What do I need to do on the day of the virtual Annual Meeting?
      Automatic emails will be sent to all attendees from Please be sure to add this email address to your safe senders list to make sure you receive all meeting details and access.

    • How will I be viewing the sessions and meetings?
      When you log in to the event site, you’ll be able to navigate through the schedule and to the individual sessions. Once you enter and check-in to a session, you’ll see a video window embedded within the web page. The sessions will be starting at set times, so you’ll see a placeholder slide or welcome message until the session starts. Because you will be watching videos within a web browser, please make sure you are using the latest version of your web browser. Google Chrome is preferred for optimal experience.

    • Do I have access to all the educational sessions?
      In a word, yes! You will be given the opportunity to select which sessions you’d like to attend virtually. It is up to you to decide which sessions to attend in each time block. As a registered AMT 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting attendee, you have access to 24 educational sessions. Attend during the scheduled live session or view the on-demand sessions within 30 days after the event concludes on the Annual Meeting learning platform website. Please note that although you will have access to all 24 sessions, you will only be able to earn a maximum of 10 CE credits.

    • What is the difference between attending during the scheduled time block and post-meeting as an on-demand session?
      Our education program speakers* will be available for live chat and Q & A during scheduled time blocks. You can watch the recorded session and ask the speaker a question. If you attend any of the education sessions outside of their scheduled time, the speaker will not be present for chat or live Q & A.

      *Excludes keynote and general sessions as the audience is too large.

    • How long are the CE Sessions?
      All education sessions including the Keynote, General Sessions, and breakouts are 50 minutes in length.

    • What if I can’t attend the day of the event?
      No problem! Education sessions will be available to view on-demand for 30 days in the Annual Meeting learning platform website.

    • Will I be able to see the presenters for each session?
      Yes, you will be able to see all speakers along with their presentations.

    • Can I ask questions during the educational sessions?
      We encourage you to ask questions at any time using the chat feature within each session page. This is essentially a social Q&A tool that allows virtual attendees to pose questions from within the session(s) and allows for attendees, and the speakers, to interact and respond in real time.

    • Can I share my 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting login information with other members of my team?
      For every confirmed registrant to attend, only one device (computer, laptop, tablet, phone) will be allowed to enter the Virtual Annual Meeting. The credits earned, the questions asked, and any polling conducted within that single login session are all tied to the account of the individual that is registered for the event.

    • Can I access and view recordings of any sessions from the conference?
      Your Virtual Annual Meeting registration includes access to all educational session recordings for 30 days after the event concludes. Don’t worry, you can view any sessions you missed out on as soon as the recordings for those sessions are made available in the event Session Library, which is accessed using your event login credentials.

Tracking Your CE from the Virtual Annual Meeting
All the certificates for your completed sessions will be available through the AMT Learning Center transcript. Login to your AMT Learning Center account and from the left-hand user menu select “Transcript.” Next to each completed session you will see a certificate icon. Select this icon to open your certificate. Certificates are available for download or printing. All CE credits earned will be automatically recorded in AMTrax for you.

    • How will I earn credit for the educational sessions?
      Registered attendees receive 10 CE Credits and should attend 10 sessions. Complete a minimum of 45 minutes of each session to claim as one of your 10 CEs.

    • Will I have to record my CE in AMTrax?
      No, thanks to technology our event site will record your AMT 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting attendance automatically in AMTrax. One less thing you have to do!

    • I live in a licensure state. What do I need to do?
      If you haven’t done so already, login to My AMT Portal, click on the Home tab, navigate to My Account, and click on Update My Information. Then, on the next screen add your state, license number, and its expiration date.

      Florida and California Members: AMT will record your AMT Virtual Annual Meeting attendance for you!

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