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Illinois Society of Medical Assistants




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Welcome to the Illinois Society of Medical Assistants website. Thank you for visiting.
The mission of the Illinois Society of Medical Assistants is to unite into one society the medical assistants in the state of Illinois for the purpose of maintaining the current standards of the CMA (AAMA) credential through educational programs. 
In addition to advancing the profession by giving honest, loyal and efficient service to the public and continue to work within the medical community to demonstrate the knowledge and professionalism of the CMA (AAMA).
Learn more about the Illinois laws pertaining to Medical Assistants



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SIRMA Continuing Education

Granite City, IL

November 12, 2022


Join us for an education day and earn CEU's! In person only.

Deadline Oct 30 postmark.

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2023 ISMA Conference

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April 21-22, 2023

Holiday Inn, Normal IL

Registration now open!

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December 31, 2022


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ISMA Monthly
Business Meetings


Due to Covid-19, all meetings are being held via zoom.


Email Kelly Charland for meeting details and invite.

See highlights from our recent ISMA Conference in Normal, IL!

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President's Update

I am honored to be entrusted with the role of President for the Illinois Society of Medical Assistants (ISMA). I look forward to meeting more of our members and attending Chapter meetings when possible.


It is my hope that we continue to move the ISMA into the future. To expand on virtual

meetings and educational sessions. To expand the ways in which members can

purchase registrations for educational sessions. To stoke the flames for members, new and old, who are excited about the organization and what it means to be a member.


I would like to continue the monthly Executive Board meetings via Zoom, except when scheduled to meet in person. My intent is to attend the committee meetings for which I am an ex officio member. I believe it is important to truly understand how each committee works.


I would like to see more members join a committee. It would give a fresh perspective, as well as help the ISMA understand the wants and needs of the next generation of CMAs joining the workforce.


I will do my utmost to be available to anyone who may have questions or concerns

regarding the ISMA, AAMA or your Chapter. If I am unable to directly answer the

question or concern, I will find the answer.

I look forward to an exciting and productive term and sincerely hope I will do the position of Presidency justice.


Kelly A. Charland, CMA (AAMA)

2022-2024 ISMA President

May 2022

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