I. DEVELOP A CORE GROUP
core group decided adopt a committee structure and nominated
Co-Chairpersons rather than President, Vice President etc.
for the Central Florida POC Network are:
There was a brief discussion of
treasurer for the group, however, not finalized at this time.
Janice Scoggie Anderson, Lakeland Regional, was suggested
to be treasurer due to her experience with this type of position
with the Florida Coalition.
Janice will also be a liaison for the group with the
Florida Coalition. Discussion of collection of dues or any registration
fees for events was tabled at this time.
A Secretary/ Recorder for the
meetings will also be rotational.
TASK AMONG CORE GROUP AND/OR MEMBERS
Topics, speakers, locations,
sponsors, registration, etc.
The core group will be meeting via
conference calls on a monthly basis to discuss and share the
responsibilities for larger meetings and events.
Calls will be on the 4th Friday of each
month from 10 am- 11am.
First call will be Friday,
February 27th 10-11 am.
Group also discussed
“network’’ meetings to be held 3 times per year.
These will perhaps consist of ½ day meetings,
attendance/presence at Florida Coalition Meetings and the
East Coast Educational Conference.
Marie Carlin from Leesburg has
offered to provide the location for the groups first
“network’ meeting. This will consist of a speaker and roundtable discussions.
The tentative date is Friday, April 2nd from
This will need to be confirmed on our first
All core members are willing to assist with
contacting speakers for events.
Edwina Szelag will provide further detail and
planning for the October Educational conference that has
been held on the East Coast in Cocoa Beach.
Martha Mitchell from Villages
Regional also offered to assist with speakers for any of the
The group decided it would be
beneficial to coordinate events with various groups such as
the new Jacksonville group for future network
Develop a group database to stay
in touch with members - survey them, ask them what topics or
issues are most important to them.
Waldon, Florida Hospital has offered to assist the group
with communication of information.
A current list of email and contact information on
the core group was collected.
Further contact and updates on other interested
Coordinators in the area should be forwarded to Herald in an
Excel format. Try
to include email addresses, phone number and hospital
information will then be coordinated with Steve Valorz of
MAS. Steve is
the webmaster for pointofcare.net
and will be responsible for posting on the web site
once received from us. The Website for POCC groups can be found at
will be a separate list of core group email for
organizational/meeting information. A separate email group
containing the larger network email database for members
will be created. Email
as well as hard copy to announce events will be used for the
Dan, from Roche and Kit McElwain
from MAS will be looking into information on Tax ID # for
the group as well as information to set up a number for
Dan has agreed to help sponsor the first conference
call and will work with Herald on this.
Spring- ½ Meeting (network meeting)
Coalition meeting. (May
6-8th, 2004) (network meeting)
Educational Seminar, continue with East Coast already in
process. (network meeting)
Conference calls with the core
group will be scheduled monthly. Co-Chairs, Edwina and Mary Jo will coordinate agenda
will be posted prior to the meetings for the group.
Further meeting of the core group
will be scheduled as needs arise.
The group decided to hold meetings
/ gather three times per year.
The first will be a
Speaker/Roundtable meeting in April in Leesburg. Suggested topic for the first meeting is Point of
Herald Waldon has offered to
contact Dr. Randall / Dr. Frances to present.
structure for the 1/2 day meeting will be to have a 1hour
business meeting from 10-11am followed by a 1 hour CEU from
11am-12pm, Lunch from 12p-1p and Roundtable discussions
1p-2p. 2 topics
will be decided upon for round table discussions with
facilitators for each group. Attendees will be able to swap and sit in on both.
Suggested Topics for roundtable.
POCT Coagulation, POCT 101
Marie Carlin volunteered to
facilitate one of the groups.
Edwina will facilitate the other.
The Florida Coalition will be
meeting this year in Ft. Lauderdale.
The Central Florida POCC Network will work to provide
those in attendance information on this group and upcoming
for the Coalition meeting is May6-8th, 2004).
While it is too late to do a formal program for this
year, the goal will be to provide a forum for POCC’s
during the 2005 Florida Coalition meeting.
We will have further discussions to organize some
type of informational point of contact for POCC at the
meeting this year.
It was decided by the group to keep the October time
frame for a larger educational meeting.
Edwina will continue to work with the group for the
Oct 2004 offering. It
will be held in Cocoa Beach for 2004.
V. VARIETY OF PROGRAMS
A variety of programs will be
offered as outlined above.
Would like suggestions for topics from members.
Edwina will review the participant
surveys from the previous Florida East Coast POCT
Conferences and provide the group with the suggestions
submitted for future educational speaker topics.
Possible topics to tackle when the
organization is strong are:
VI. VENDOR PARTICIPATION
Provide meeting sponsorship of
speakers, refreshment breaks and lunches door prizes and
It was decided that vendor
participation would be needed to provide support for
core group will coordinate with vendors on these events.
For the April 2nd meeting
in Leesburg, Roche will assist with the refreshments.