Dear Maryland AMTA Members,
Happy Summer! We hope that you are doing well!
First and foremost, I would like to welcome our new delegate, Michelle Krause. Both Michelle and Sabrina Lopez will be attending the Assembly of Delegates at the National Convention where they will discuss certain position papers. Sabrina also serves as your Government Relations and Education Chair. In addition, I would like to thank the rest of your Maryland Board for their continued work:
- Board Member, Mark Hamilton
- Financial Administrator, Molly Farwell
- Secretary, Chelsea Adams-Cook
On the topic of board members, we have an opening for one more Board Member to take Amelia Mitchell's position. We don't expect anyone to be able to immediately fill her shoes to the level of effort she put into the position, so If you are interested in being part of the board, or have questions about the role will entail, please contact me.
Next, I would like to touch on the Communicable Diseases course and other continuing
education. We are still working on the contract for the virtual communicable diseases course for those that had registered for the April session. The issue we have faced is that the provider is working on having the class NCBTMB approved for distance learning. We apologize for the delay. In addition, we are in the process of locating a place to hold the additional continuing education courses in person. Once we find a place, we will notify you. With that said, one idea we have is we will provide the option for those that registered for the April communicable diseases course to attend just that one course in person or virtual. We are in the process of locating a place that can accommodate our one-day education. We will keep you informed of any updates. If those options would not work, we will also offer a partial refund. Again, I apologize for the issues this has caused.
At our recent annual meeting, we had a photographer who took headshots for everyone who was interested. We have received the pictures now and as soon as National makes the final payment, I will distribute them to you. Thank you for your patience!
As a reminder, this is a renewal year. What’ CEUs are required?
- 3 hours – Ethics
- 3 hours – Communicable Diseases
- 1 hour – Diversity
- 1 hour Implicit Bias Training
- 16 hours – Elective Courses
As mentioned previously, if you have elective courses from the 2020 renewal cycle (that cycle the Maryland Board of Massage Therapy voted to allow only the 7 mandatory credits to carry over) you may use those towards the 2022 renewal cycle.
Finally, AMTA will be holding their National Convention in Cleveland August 25 – 27. For those of you attending, we are in the process of planning a chapter event on Thursday, August 25 in the evening. Stay tuned for additional information closer to convention.
AMTA-MD Board President