A Quick Guide to the AAMA’s 60th Annual Conference in 2016

Medical assistant students and professionals alike recognize the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) as a household name, as they should. The AAMA is easily the leading authority on education and certification for medical assistants in the country.

So what better way to stay abreast on the ever-changing landscape of the medical assisting profession than attending an AAMA national conference event?

For those interested in attending this prestigious event, here’s a quick look at what to expect for this year’s AAMA 60th Annual Conference:


September 16-19, 2016.


Hyatt Regency Reston
1800 Presidents Street
Reston, Virginia 20190
(703) 709-1234

Registration Costs:

  • AAMA Member Package: $340-400
  • Nonmember Package: $475-575
  • Student Rate/Per Day: $45
  • Member Rate/Per Day: $100-$135
  • Nonmember Rate Per/Day: $175-275

*Attendees staying at the Hyatt Regency Reston will receive a conference registration discount

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Schedule of Discussion Topics:


  • Organ and Tissue Donation: An Insider’s Look at the Donation Continuum
  • Ovarian Cancer and Clinical Trials
  • Critical Thinking: Teaching Students How to “Think”
  • Who Are Your Customers?
  • The Diversity-Friendly Practice
  • It’s All Up to You
  • Interviewing Skills and Behavioral Interviewing
  • When an Esophagectomy is Needed
  • Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
  • MAERB Forum
  • Human Trafficking
  • Welcome and Awards Celebration


  • Crucial End-of-Life Conversations
  • Things We Learned in Grade School
  • Utilizing Free Online Teaching Resources
  • HOD Delegate/Alternate Orientation
  • Defending Yourself from Recoupments and Audit Escalation
  • Transgender Teens
  • Flipping the Classroom
  • Passing a Medicare Audit
  • Nuss Procedure
  • Clinical Simulation in the Classroom
  • CMA (AAMA) Knowledge Bowl
  • Court-Proof Medical Documentation
  • Sports and Cardiac Kids
  • Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: The Medical Assistant’s Role
  • MAERB’s Accreditation Workshop: 2015 Standards


No discussions are planned for this day. Specials events are scheduled for the house of delegates, publishers showcase, and reference committees.


  • Biomedical Materials and Devices
  • Head Injury Care and Treatment
  • Dietary Supplements
  • The First Year of Life
  • MAERB’s Surveyor Training Workshop: 2015 Standards