Washington State Medical Assistants Annual Conference
Check out the Washington State Medical Assistants Conference.
The Unites States have accreditation which means they operate
in a whole different manner than we do here in Canada.
This will be a great opportunity to network and see
how different the profession is there.
Please find the registration form here.
The 48th annual conference is coming up. The dates are Friday, April 12th and Saturday April 13th 2019. The MOA Association would like to invite you all to attend. Check out the link for early registration discounts. Discounts for retired MOAs as well as for students.
The focus of this years conference is on Pharmacology. The Friday night will be a social time to network and have some fun. There will be market vendors on Friday night. Saturday will be full of education and networking. The day will begin with breakfast and will culminate with a beautiful banquet to celebrate MOAs and the profession. Dignitaries and entertainment. Come join us to learn, have fun and celebrate.
Board Meeting 5-6pm
Market Vendors 6pm – 9pm
Card Making ($2 donation) 6pm – 9pm
Bottle Cap Game 6pm – 9pm
Casual Evening Social 7pm = 10pm
Vendor Set up: Saturday 7:00 AM (pending)
Registration and Breakfast 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
AGM (private) 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
1st Speaker 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Coffee Break 10:50 AM – 11:10 AM
2nd Speaker 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Introduction of Vendors
Lunch 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
3rd Speaker 1:40 PM – 2:40 PM
Gift draws/Closing remarks 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Cocktails 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM
Speakers for Saturday are the following:
1. Derek Desrosiers – Specializing in Pharmacogenomics
Derek is a pharmacist with a special interest in pharmacogenomics, which is the science of DNA and how genes affect a person’s response to drugs leading to personalized medicine.
Learn about how genetics and DNA are changing the future of medicine by allowing us to choose the most effective and safest medications and doses that will be tailored to a person’s genetic makeup.
2. Dr. Jillian Reardon – Pharmacist
Jillian is a pharmacist and lecturer with the UBC faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Jillian completed her undergraduate pharmacy degree and pharmacy residency at Dalhousie University, and her graduate PharmD degree at UBC. She is a member of the UBC Pharmacists Clinic team, seeing patients by referral for comprehensive medication management. Prior to her current role, she worked as an Inpatient Clinical Cardiology Pharmacist in her hometown of Halifax.
3. Jenna Reed-Cote
Jenna has gone from professional patient to practitioner and is dedicated to empowering her patients – mind, body and spirit. Struggling through and overcoming her personal health challenges have not only educated her on how to be a competent and effective patient, they have also informed her practice to become a competent and effective social worker. She has developed tools that patients, their families and caregivers can use to take control of their health and is dedicated to supporting healthcare teams, so they in turn can empower the patient.
Hello everyone! The 47th Annual MOAA Conference was a tremendous success. Thank you to all the vendors that supported us as well as the wonderful educational speakers, Dr. S. Yousfi, Dr. I Liu and Mariam Larson. We would also like to that the wonderful attendees for all the excellent discussion and networking. 47th Annual Conference
We would also like to mention a special THANK YOU to all the wonderful people that put the conference together. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and we could not do it without you.
SAVE THE DATES:
October 13th, 2018 we will be holding our Fall Education Workshop and the topic is Privacy and Security presented by the doctors of BC.
February 2nd 2019 will be the the Winter Education Workshop and the topic is Closing the LOOP.
April 12 and 13th, 2019 will be the 48th Annual Conference and it will be back to the 2 day event with a theme. Info to come. :)The conference will have a pharmacology focus.
MOA Week – Proclaimed by the Province of BC. April 15th to the 21st, 2018. Click below for the Proclamation Document. Post it in your office. Be proud!!!!! Come share a day of education at the end of that week with us in Coquitlam. Click the conference link for details.