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					January 2010                                                                                        Volume 1, Issue 2
                                                                                                                             National Surgical
                                                                                                                             Assistant Association

                                                                                                                             Special points of interest:

                                                                                                                             NSAA Ambassador

CSA Node Monthly News
                                                                                                                             Conference Schedule

                                                                                                                             Where to get CEUs

2 010 Annual C onference to be held in Washington, DC                                                                        Board of Directors

The 2010 NSAA Annual Confer-            our use of the Marvin Center as          to bring the family, stay over and
ence will be held April 30-May 1        well as presenting at the                see the sights—and enjoy spring
in our nation’s Capitol—                conference. In addition, we              in Washington, DC!
Washington, DC! This conference         thank Sean Stevenson, CSA and
is being hosted by the George           Eric Strother, CSA for chairing          Get the dates on your calendar
Washington University Hospital!         this annual event!                       and plan to attend!
All presentations/scientific
programming will be held in the         We have listed the tentative
Auditorium of the hospital. Meal        schedule in this publication—and
functions will be held at the           the registration brochure will be
Marvin Center—a short walk              online in the next few days! It
                                        will also be mailed out to you by
from the hospital.
                                        the middle of February.
We are excited to have the op-
portunity to hold our meetings in       Our Washington consultant,
a venue we are so familiar with—        David Gencarelli, will give an
and we sincerely appreciate             update at lunch on Saturday—
George Washington University            and you will hear from our Presi-
Hospital opening their doors for        dent, David Jennette, CSA as well
                                        as our Government Affairs Liai-
                                        son, Dan Baird, during lunch.
We extend our special thanks to
Dr. Stempel—who has sponsored           Our nation’s Capitol is a beautiful
                                        city with so much to offer—plan

National Office Update
Happy New Year!                         We are busy getting ready for the        you will catch us later than that..! But
                                        conference in April and looking ahead    you can always email us at
In case you didn’t notice—the office    to 2011. We are working on getting our   nsaa@namgmt.com!
was closed during the holidays—and      files in ship shape order—so that we
now we are back and in our usual        can apply for accreditation of our       We hope to see all of you at the con-
state of “catching up”! So—if you are   certification with the American          ference at the end of April! It is al-
not due to re-certify in the next       National Standards Institute (ANSI) -    ways delightful to see you in person
month—and you send in CEs they may      an important step for NSAA as we         and chat a bit!
not appear online for a couple of       continue to gain more and more
weeks after you send them—as we try                                              Hope everyone has a prosperous and
                                        recognition across the nation!
to prioritize CEs coming in and make                                             happy 2010!
sure individuals that are near their    Our office hours are usually 9 am to 3
re-certification date get their         pm—Monday through Thursday—and 9
certificates on time!                   am to 12 noon on Friday. Sometimes
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                       Want to be an NSAA Regional Ambassador?

                         If you are willing to be the person in your area of the country to distribute
                       information, rally the members in your area when needed, and serve as liai-
                       sons and be the voice of surgical assistants to the Board of Directors, stand-
                          ing committees, and all NSAA specialty advisory boards. If this is some-
                        thing you are interested in and willing to commit the time to – please com-
Looking for CEUs??     plete the application below and fax it to 336-464-2974 – or mail it to the Na-
                                                         tional office.
     Go to :
      and                ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 for NSAA accepted                    REGIONAL AMBASSADOR APPLICATION
continuing education
       credits!        First Name __________________ Last Name_______________________

                       Address _____________________________________________________

                       City _________________________ State ________ Zip ______________

                       Phone ________________________ Cell __________________________

                       Email _______________________________________________________

             2010 Conference—be there!
                    April 30—May 1
        George Washington University Hospital
 Rooms blocked at the George Washington University Inn
                                                                                  Volume 1, Issue 2

C onference Tentative S chedule

Friday, April 30, 2010

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm        Cocktail Reception w/Exhibitors

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm       Awards Dinner
                           Keynote Speaker: Dr. Farid Gharagozloo

Saturday, May 1, 2010

7:00 am – 8:00 am        Continental Breakfast w/Exhibitors

8:00 am—8:50 am          Foot Reconstruction – Dr. Michael Stempel

9:00 am – 9:50 am        Surgical Technique – Dr. Paul Lin

9:50 am – 10:10 am       Break w/Exhibitors

10:10 am – 11:00 am      Male Infertility – Dr. Paul Shin

11:00 am – 1:00 pm       Lunch, Presidential Remarks; Legislative Update

1:10 pm – 2:00 pm        Off Pump CABG – Dr. Farzad Najam

2:10 pm – 3:00 pm        The Use of SAs in the OR – Philip Zapata
                                                                           George Washington University
3:10 pm – 3:20 pm        Break w/Exhibitors                                         Hospital

3:20 pm – 4:10 pm        Law Firm of Ober, Kaler

4:10 pm                  Closing Remarks – Eric Strother, Sean Stevenson

 Registration Brochure will be online under Conference at


                              By February 1!
                                                                     National Surgical
                                                                     Assistant Association

         2009-10             Public Member-at-Large        National Headquarters
    Board of Directors       Laurie R. Stevens             Executive Director
           and               Lexington, NC                 Ruth E. Helein
                             lstevens5@triad.rr.com        nsaa@namgmt.com or
       Office Staff                                        ruth@namgmt.com
President                    Theresa Conyngham, CSA        Director, Membership
David Jennette, CSA          New Kent, VA                  and Certification
Norfolk, VA                  taconyngham@msn.com           Janet L. Owen
david_jennette@charter.net                                 nsaa@namgmt.com or janet-
                             Keith Penrod, CSA             lowen@gmail.com
Vice President               Woodbridge, IL
Charles Papazian, CSA        keipen@mac.com                Office Information:
Canton, MI
happypappyc@wowway.com       Jeffrey Punshon, CSA          National Surgical
                             Evans, GA                     Assistant Association
Secretary                    jjpunshon@msn.com
Luis Aragon, CSA                                           2615 Amesbury Road
Frankfort, IL                Roy Tyler, CSA                Winston-Salem, NC 27103
lfaragon@comcast.net         Bowling Green, KY             Toll Free: 888-633-0479
                             rntcfa@bellsouth.net          Fax: 336-464-2974
Treasurer                                                  Website: www.nsaa.net
J. P. Flagg, II, CSA         Board Liaisons
Silver Spring, MD            Legislative Affairs Liaison
j.flaggii@att.net            Daniel Baird, CSA
                             Woodstock, GA
Past President               daniel.d.baird@gmail.com
Daniel Baird, CSA
Woodstock, GA                Certification Liaison
daniel.d.baird@gmail.com     Eugene O. Smith, CSA
                             Phoenix, AZ
Medical Members-at-Large     eugenes1@cox.net
Paul Friedman, MD
Farmington Hills, MI         Credentials Liaison
odf59@aol.com                Paul R. Leasure, CSA
                             Monroe, OH
William H. Dickhoner, MD     JLea721972@aol.com
Cincinnati, OH
wdickhoner@gmail.com         Educational Liaison
                             Walter Lampeter, CSA
                             New York, NY