Latest Happenings at NJAST
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Annual Business Meeting/Fall Conference/Elections
Date: October 6, 2018
Program Type: Annual Business Meeting, BOD Elections, Delegate Elections, Workshop
Location: HMH Palisades Medical Center,
7600 River Road, North Bergen, NJ 07047
Contact: Carlos Sanchez, 273 Paulanne Terrace, Secaucus, NJ 07094, 201-981-7760, firstname.lastname@example.org
CE Credits: 5 pending submission for approval
Secretary – 1 position (two year term). BOD – 3 positions (two year terms). Please click on both the Consent to Serve and the Curriculum Vitae tabs on the left to download the required forms. An election statement will also need to be prepared to address the members. A Biography should be prepared as well to be added to the website upon election. If interested, please use the Support Tab above with any questions and someone will respond ASAP or email one of the Committee Members below for assistance. Please note that pictures of the new Board of Directors will be taken and the new members are expected to stay and assist with post-conference activities. Delegate Positions Also up for Elections: 6 Delegate Positions. 6 Alternate Positions . During our Conference, NJAST will be holding a special election to find our Delegates/Alternate Delegates who will/may represent New Jersey at the National Conference in 2019. This is an exciting and honorable duty and should not be taken lightly. You must be an active member of NJ current with your AST membership and Certification through the NBSTSA, and must be so at the time of the National Conference.
NJAST ELECTIONS – October, 2018
EXPECTATIONS of the Delegate / Alternate Delegate
The primary responsibility of delegates is to attend the opening ceremony, First and Second Business Sessions of the House of Delegates, the Candidates Forum, and to participate in Voting for candidates for the national Board of Directors and Officers.
• Delegate ribbons must be worn during the conference.
• The Credentials Committee and the AST Board of Directors request that conference attendees dress appropriately for all functions of AST. Let us show ourselves, as well as others, that AST is indeed a professional association and that its members reflect that professionalism.
• You will be expected to attend any meetings NJ holds while there as well.
• You will be required to give a report to the State Assembly at the following Fall Conference. This will cover your personal experience as well as what occurred in the House of Delegates.
If you plan to attend, or are considering going to AST’s National Conference in 2019 and are interested in running for one of six (6) available Delegate positions and/or 6 Alternate Delegate Positions, please click on the ‘Candidate Call – National Delegate tab’ and find the ‘Delegate Consent to Serve form’ tab on the left. Follow the instructions as listed. Also, don’t forget to register for the Conference – registration will announced in due time. Even if you are not interested in running for a Delegate position, you will want to have a vote for who New Jersey sends to represent our best interests! Credentials Committee Chair – TBD. Tellers Committee Co-Chairs – TBD.
NJAST Board and Members participated AST Surgical Technology Conference – Orlando, Florida, May 30th-June 2nd, 2018
Several officers of the NJAST Board and general members from New Jersey represented our fine state at the recent National AST Conference in Orlando, Florida. The venue was the exquisite Swan Resort and was well attended by hundreds of your fellow Surgical Technologists from all around the country. The line-up of speakers and presentations was superb. We certainly learned more about our roles and future outlook in the surgical sphere.
Here are some highlight photos to commemorate the event:
NJAST Spring Workshop 2018 at Berkeley College a Success!
Nearly 60 members attended the NJAST Spring Workshop at Berkeley College, Woodland Park, NJ campus, on April 21st, 2018, to listen to prominent surgeons and doctors in their fields, namely Dr. Suh Hyunsuk in Robotics, Dr. Patricia Maser for Pediatric Dentistry, and Dr. Suzanne Jadico in Ophthalmology. Also presenting and in attendance were Beth Applegate-Debo, CST, CSFA, FAST and Sue Jeffery, CST, CSFA, FAST from the AST National Board who arrived some days before to guide our formation for 2018 and beyond. The topics were excellent and members earned 5 CEUs.