Meeting Minutes from our

February 8, 2016
Board Meeting




Amanda Bennett, Jacquelyn Kremser, Mary Snyder, Nancy McDowell

  • Discussion of topics for WebEx and suggestion submitted by board.  Agreement on:

    • #1. Case Studies in POC Testing

    • #2.The Pros and Cons of Rapid Infectious Disease Testing

    • #3 Curious Conundrum of Collecting Capillary Blood Infectious Diseases among other topics.

  • Officers Mary will not be serving as President next year.  Jacquelyn is retiring and will not assume role of Treasurer next year.  Nancy will also not be on board as she has changed jobs and doing tremendous amount of international travel.  Amanda TBD and what role she will take.  Nancy to reach out to some candidates that might fill the role.

  • Sponsorship and enrollment-Currently membership stagnant and ways to generate new members discussed.  Mailing to all and Nancy to compose letter to venders discussing benefits of KEYPOCC.

  • Vendor payment and free table.  Discussion centered on the vendor guidelines currently in place.  If one vendor sponsors all speakers at a meeting, they will receive a free vendor table. If more than one vendor sponsors speakers at the same meeting, the cost of additional vendor tables will be shared by all sponsoring vendors.  All sponsoring vendors will have to pay $150.00 to make a vendor presentation.  Nancy suggested that same price for all, but agreed that current guideline was feasible.

  • Point of Care Vendors—Reach out to Roche, Abbott/Alere, Radiometer, Telcor, Nova, Beckman Coulter and Instrumentation Laboratories.   Discussion around other vendors in POC.  Nancy has reached out to other vendors on Linkedin to see if they have an interest in being part of our group and meetings.

  • 2015 financials were reviewed and approved.

  • Scholarships-We still have scholarship money available.  Amanda offered to contact her Education Director and inquire about a list of current MLS school contacts.  Discussion on scholarship amounts and recipients took place.  Mary to contact Cindy Graves who heads the scholarship committee to discuss the options.

  • Changes in by-laws pertaining to length of term for BOD officers were discussed.  Any changes in by-laws will be presented for a vote of the membership.

Respectfully Submitted,
Nancy McDowell

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