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SAM 2020 Assistant Programs

Podiatric X-Ray Assistants - Initial Licensure and recertification

FPMA will be offering a Podiatric X-Ray Assistant program on Saturday, January 18, 2020 during SAM 2020. The eight hour course (which will include a two-hour mandatory Medical Errors course) is for Initial Licensure and Recertification of Podiatric X-Ray Assistants. The examination for Initial licensure of Podiatric X-Ray Assistants will be offered on Sunday, January 19, 2020, the final day of SAM 2020.

SAM 2020 Podiatric X-Ray Assistant REGISTRATION

Please note that the deadline for SAM 2020 registration is December 20, 2019. After that date, you will need to register on-site at the conference.

  • Click HERE to access on-line SAM 2020 X-Ray Assistant Registration
  • X-Ray Assistant Registration Form - Fillable PDF form

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted up until December 20, 2019. Failure to notify FPMA before this date will result in a $50 fee.

X-Ray Assistant Program Schedule
Saturday, January 18, 2020 Sunday, January 19, 2020
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SAM Registration Desk Open 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. X-Ray Assistant Exam
(Initial Licensure Only)
7:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. X-Ray Assistant Lectures
Albert V. Armstrong, DPM
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. X-Ray Assistant Lectures (cont.)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. X-Ray Assistant Lectures (cont.)
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Medical Errors (with Physicians)
Michael Lowe, Esq.

Study materials for X-Ray Assistants seeking Initial Licensure:

X-Ray Assistant Training Manual

Medical Errors Manual


The Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine is the entity that actually issues X-Ray Assistant certification; FPMA's role is to provide the course and exam. Click on the links below for more information.




Front Office assistant & Back Office Assistant Programs

FPMA listened to your feedback and created NEW programs for Front Office Assistants and Back Office Assistants!

Separate Front Office Assistant and Back Office Assistant Programs will take place on Saturday, January 18, 2020 during SAM 2020.

SAM 2020 Front office/back office Assistant REGISTRATION

Please note that the deadline for SAM 2020 registration is December 20, 2019. After that date, you will need to register on-site at the conference.

  • Click HERE to access on-line SAM 2020 Front Office/Back Office Assistant Registration
  • Front Office/Back Office Assistant Registration Form - Fillable PDF form

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted up until December 20, 2019. Failure to notify FPMA before this date will result in a $50 fee.

Front Office/Back Office Assistant Program Schedule
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Front Office Assistant Program Schedule Back Office Assistant Program Schedule
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SAM Registration Desk Open 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SAM Registration Desk Open
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. How to Create (and What's In!) a Great Office Manual - Melissa Lockwood, DPM 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Basic Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle - Acting as a Scribe -
Barney A. Greenberg, DPM
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. How to Work Effectively with Your Co-Workers - Rem Jackson 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Sterile Technique and Assisting - David B. Alper, DPM
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Computers and Network - Michael Brody, DPM 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Injections: Syringes, Needles, Medication Safety and Techniques; Venipuncture for PRP - Diane Levin, RN, BSN, LNC
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. BREAK 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Working Patient Up and Being an Optimal Assistant - Diane Levin, RN, BSN, LNC
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. HR in 2020 - Top 5 Things You Should Do on MONDAY to Make Your Practice More Compliant, Effective, and Safe - Melissa Lockwood, DPM 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. BREAK
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. What is the Current State of Ancillary Services in the Podiatric Practice? Pearls for Which Services are Worth Keeping or Worth Starting to Enhance Revenue Streams Within Your Practice - Jonathan Moore, DPM 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Internal Marketing (Service, Products, and Giveaways) - David B. Alper, DPM
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Dealing with Difficult Patients -
David B. Alper, DPM
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 1st Interaction with Patients: Check-in/Collecting Co-Pays/Deductibles - Becky L. Ayers, DHA, MHA, MBA, FACMPE 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Routine Foot Care – Do’s and Don’t’s - Patricia Nicholas, DPM
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Managing Effective Teams - Becky L. Ayers, DHA, MHA, MBA, FACMPE 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Collections/Cash Flow Management/Revenue Reports to Run to Improve Income - Becky L. Ayers, DHA, MHA, MBA, FACMPE 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Nuts and Bolts of Wound Care -
Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, DC
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BREAK 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. DME, Orthotic, Strappings, Splints, Casts, and Bracing - Patricia Nicholas, DPM
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. OSHA Training - Michael Brody, DPM 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. OSHA Training - Michael Brody,
DPM


X-Ray Assistant Lecture