Local chapter update: The benefits of ACDIS local chapter involvement

CDI Strategies - Volume 12, Issue 40

Even if you’ve been involved with your ACDIS local chapter for some time, you may not be taking full advantage of the benefits offered to you. Here are some of the things you have access to:

  • Discounts on national ACDIS membership: Chapter members can fill out the online membership roster to receive a special discount of their national membership. Similarly, chapter leaders receive a 50% discount off of national membership after a full calendar year of service, per the Local Chapter Agreement Form.
  • Continuing education credits: Local chapters can apply for CCDS CEUs free of charge for their chapter events. Chapter members, by attending chapter events, will receive any CEUs offered.
  • Products & Materials: ACDIS donates two free products to help facilitate local chapter activities every calendar year. Often, these materials are raffled off at chapter meetings.
  • National support for local endeavors: ACDIS publishes event information and wants to be an active member of the chapter leadership team to help plan and guide chapter activities.

If you’re a chapter leader, make sure you’re communicating these benefits to your chapter members. To that end, ACDIS has created a poster highlighting the above benefits. We encourage you to download and print the poster to have at chapter meetings or to display or hand out to other CDI professionals you come in contact with.

The following is a list of upcoming events for ACDIS local chapters. If you have an upcoming event you would like to include, please email Melissa Varnavas (mvarnavas@acdis.org) and Linnea Archibald (larchibald@acdis.org).

September:

  • The New Orleans ACDIS chapter meets on Thursday, September 13, 4-5 p.m., at Semolina’s Restaurant in Clearview. For information, contact Judith Dowling (Judith.dowling@ochsner.org).
  • The Maryland ACDIS chapter meets on Friday, September 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Towson. Please note that the registration for this event has closed. Click here to download the save-the-date flyer. For information, contact Candace Blankenship (evalani3@msn.com).
  • The Suffolk County Long Island ACDIS chapter meets Friday, September 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook. For information, contact the chapter leadership team (scacdis@gmail.com).
  • The Kansas City Missouri ACDIS chapter meets Wednesday, September 19, 2-4 p.m., at North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City. For information, contact Angelica Naylor (Angelica.Naylor@nkch.org).
  • The Maine ACDIS chapter meets on Friday, September 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Cianchette Building at EMHS in Brewer. Click here to download the flyer. For information, contact Valerie Parent (vparent@emhs.org).
  • The Oklahoma ACDIS chapter meets Friday, September 21, 1-3 p.m., at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, in the Bennett Room, in Oklahoma City. Click here to download the save-the-date. For information, contact Amanda Just (amanda.just@integrisok.com).
  • The Virginia ACDIS chapter meets on Saturday, September 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Chippenham Hospital, Krauss Conference Room (second floor), in Richmond. Please RSVP by September 18. For information, contact Shelly McBrayer (shelly.mcbrayer@chesapeakeregional.com).
  • The Minnesota ACDIS chapter meets Wednesday, September 26, 1-2 p.m. via conference call. For information, contact Jera Van Damme (jera.vandamme@essentiahealth.org).
  • The Washington Evergreen ACDIS chapter meets on Friday, September 28, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Trios Women's and Children's Hospital in Kennewick. Click here to download the save-the-date. For information, contact the leadership team (evergreenacdis@gmail.com).
  • The Georgia ACDIS chapter meets Friday, September 28, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Trinity Community Ministries in Atlanta. Please register by Friday, September 14. For information, contact the chapter leadership team (georgia.acdis@gmail.com).

October:

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