The Kentucky Association for Medical Instrumentation (KAMI) held it’s first annual symposium November 8-9, 2019, at the Boone Tavern Inn in Berea, Kentucky. Around 65 people gathered for a weekend of education, networking, fun door prizes and much more. The overall theme of the conference was “Good, Solid HTM Should not be a Mystery.”
“We had a number of highlights from the weekend,” KAMI President Tom Bledsoe said. “Everything revolved around a muder-mystery theme.”
The intimate setting of the hotel made for the perfect themed dinner Friday night with comedic actors who acted out a murder-mystery.
“This was the biggest event of the conference,” stated Bledsoe.
Saturday was full of educational sessions, including a keynote address by Managing Director of Paragon Consulting Jef Williams titled “Healthcare’s Changing Landscape: What It Means for Us.”
The symposium also featured an essay contest. Local college students submitted essay responses to questions, such as “What gets you excited about being in the HTM industry?” or “Where do you see the industry going in 10 years?” KAMI concluded with a night of networking, drawings and games.
“I’m very proud,” Bledsoe said. “I definitely want to thank the sponsors and presenters for making our first annual symposium a success. It was a good time for all, and we look forward to having another successful show next year.”
1. Attendees and vendors are pictured networking and building connections at the Boone Tavern Inn.
2. Friday night’s dinner party, as well as the exhibit hall, were inspired by the well-known board game Clue. Guests at the dinner party had to guess which actor committed the murder and why.
3. Mary Baxter was the winner of the essay contest, receiving $50 and a free hotel room during her stay.
4. The biggest door prize was a 55” smart TV. Attendees interacted with vendors, who had a clue card, to receive a clue and be entered in the TV drawing.
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