Past Events

MASA General Membership Meeting – December 6, 2021

Monday, December 6, 2021
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Lansing, MI  48917

10:00 AM          Registration Opens

10:30 AM          MASA Welcome and Housekeeping
Legislative Update
BCBSM / MASA  Update
Social Media 101 – Karen Currie, MASA Communications Consultant
Team Building – MASA Style

Noon                   Networking Lunch

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM          Breakout Sessions

Administrative:
Employee Vaccination Records – Colleen Ramirez, RN, CASC,Bone and Joint Surgery Center of Novi
What you Need to Know About Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccines – Brett Miller, Shareholder, Butzel Long

Billing/Coding:
Billing and Coding Breakout Round Table
Send your problem issues ahead so we can start trouble-shooting answers before the meeting.
• Recap of new 2022 CPT codes relating to ASC cases
• Review available CMS ASC final rule including ASC allowed list and in-patient only list including codes removed and codes returned
• MI No-Fault Auto Law and expected ASC reimbursement
• Turning Point authorization issues
• Payer denial issues – Any problem payers?
• Misc coding questions

Clinical:
Using Technology to Enhance Patient, Physician, and Vendor Communications – Robert Marinich, Senior VP of Sales at HST

Materials Management:
Product sourcing options for all of the alternatives and back order processing – Vizient/Provista and Cardinal

MASA Membership Meeting February 14, 2022

Monday, February 14, 2022
Crowne Plaza
Lansing

 

More information to come

MASA 2021 Exhibitor & Sponsor Information

2021 Education Day
September 30 – October 1, 2021
Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls, MI

Dear MASA Exhibitors & Sponsors:

We are very excited that you will be able to join us next week – IN PERSON – at Boyne Mountain Resort!

Currently our facility registrations are at 90, so we are expecting a great turn out. Total attendees will be approximately 160.

Here are items of note for all exhibitors:

CLICK HERE FOR BOYNE SHIPPING INFORMATION – MASA will not have any packing materials available, so please come prepared.

Exhibitor times (booth must be manned):
Thursday, September 30th – 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday, October 1st – 7:00 AM – 9:15 AM
MASA GAMES to encourage vendor networking are listed in italics below. We do ask for your participation from your exhibit booth

Thursday, September 30th

Noon – 5:30 PM EXHIBITOR MOVE IN/SET UP – West Lobby Convention Center (entrance off downtown area across from ski lift) – ALL exhibitors MUST register at MASA desk for credentials and booth location prior to set up.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MASA Welcome Reception/Dinner & Exhibitor Spotlight
*MASA will provide registrants with a Treasure Hunt form (game). Each registrant will have to visit all exhibitor booths to have vendor sign form. Once form is complete, it will be turned into MASA registration desk for drawing to be held Friday morning. Food and beverage will be provided.

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM MASA FUN/AMAZING RACE
*Our registrants have signed up to participate in this game of clues being led by our Platinum Vendor members as team captains. We encourage our exhibitors to stay at the event and network with registrants not participating in the race. Food, beverage, and entertainment will be provided.

Friday, October 1st

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM MASA Exhibitor Breakfast
*We will be playing a NEW game for early risers – each vendor will be provided a card with a colored dot. We ask that you keep this card face down and only share with our registrants when they come to your booth. Each registrant will be given a colored dot to match to one of our MASA exhibitors and will win once they find their matching exhibitor and taking a picture, bringing to the MASA registration desk for prize. We have a host of technology give away prizes for the first 10 people to “match” their colored dot and number with an exhibitor. They will ask you to take a picture with them showing their winning card. It will be another opportunity for our exhibitors to speak with our registrants.

We do ask at 8:00 AM when our keynote starts that all conversation at your exhibit booth stop. There will be NO packing or moving out during the keynote as we are all in the same space and the noise will be a distraction to attendees.

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Keynote Speaker – Gwen Kapcia “Positivity”

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM MASA Final Words & Exhibitor Prize Drawings
*Many of our exhibitors will be hosting a drawing at their table for a prize and require our registrants to complete a card or drop a business card. We will ask that at the end of our breakfast keynote, any exhibitor that had a drawing at their booth to come to the front of the stage and line up. We will allow you to come on stage, introduce yourself/company and draw your winner. We do ask that it is limited to name/company and a quick thank you and drawing as our timeline is tight. This will be another exposure to our registrants!

9:15 AM – 11:00 AM EXHIBITOR BREAKDOWN/MOVE OUT (at completion of keynote and drawings)

Attendees understand that there are dangers, inherent and otherwise, in attending the Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association (MASA) Education Day 2021 (the “Event”) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees further understand that they are responsible for complying with all current rules, regulations, and orders of the federal, state, and local government, as well as any mandates of the Event facility and MASA, regarding COVID-19 precautions, including wearing face masks while indoors and socially distancing. Attendees understand that attendance at the Event may result in potential exposure to COVID-19 and that COVID-19 may be transmitted to others. Attendees understand and agree that attendance at the Event is of my own free will and by attending the Event, Attendees voluntarily assume the risk of contracting COVID-19.

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MASA 2021 Education Day

MASA 2021 Education Day
September 30-October 1, 2021
Boyne Mountain Resort

MASA DOWNLOADABLE AGENDA

Thursday, September 30, 2021

*Please note ALL registrants MUST register at MASA registration prior to attending any events to obtain credentials for conference.

6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
MASA Registration Open – West Lobby of Convention Center (off from main street across from ski lift)

7:15 AM – 8:00 AM – Lower level – west lobby area
Breakfast for Boot Camp Attendees *must be Boot Camp participant

8:00 AM – 3:45 PM *note this is an all day program and you will not be able to attend other sessions on this day
MASA BOOT CAMP – C.A.R.E. BOOT CAMP – (Collaborate, Assess, Respond, Emerge) Workplace Violence – Joe Humphries/Carrie Kotecki, Steven Hinkley – Compliance One
8 hours CAIP/CASC – of IPCHs by BASC Provider # 0901-Quality Management

WHAT is CARE Training

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch for Boot Camp Attendees *must be Boot Camp participant

*Please note ALL registrants MUST register at MASA registration prior to attending any events to obtain credentials for conference.

6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
MASA Registration Open – West Lobby of Convention Center (off from main street across from ski lift)

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1) 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

*Clinical Breakout 1 – Vienna A (main resort)
Is Your ASC Focused on Patient Experience and Value-Based Care? – Ryan Chesterman, NAPA
1 hour CAIP/CASC – of IPCHs by BASC Provider # 0901 – Delivery of Patient Care

Billing/Coding Breakout 1 – Vienna B (main resort)
WPS/CMS Update – Mary Muchow, WPS Government Health Administrators
AAPC – 1 CEU – all except CIRCC and CPMS

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (2) 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

*Clinical Breakout 2 – Vienna A (main resort)
Lessons Learned From COVID-19 – Ann Geier
1 hour CAIP/CASC – of IPCHs by BASC Provider # 0901 – Human Resources

Billing/Coding Breakout 2 – Vienna B (main resort)
BCBS Hot Topics for ASC’s – Roger Skaryd, Provider Training Manager
AAPC – 1 CEU – Core A and CASCC

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (3) 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

*Clinical Breakout 3 – Vienna A (main resort)
Pre-Op Screening: Tips for Protecting Patients and the ASC – Ann Geier

Billing/Coding Breakout 3 – Vienna B (main resort)
Meridian Health Plan Claims Overview – Christy Dimnovski, Lisa Aglamishian & Alli Leas
Provider Network Specialists
AAPC – 1 CEU – Core A and CASCC

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Matterhorn – convention center
Welcome Reception/Dinner – Exhibitor Showcase (ALL REGISTRANTS) Reception/Dinner/Showcase

Thank you to our Treasure Hunt/Welcome Reception sponsors:

MASA will once again offer our registrants the “MASA TREASURE HUNT” – find your Treasure Hunt sheet in your registration packet, or stop by the registration desk prior to entering the exhibit floor.  Take your form around to each exhibitor for a signature.  Once you complete your form, turn in prior to 11:00 PM Thursday evening to be entered into a drawing Friday morning for $100, $75 or $50 gift cards!

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM (ALL REGISTRANTS) – Matterhorn
MASA EVENT: The Amazing MASA Race
MASA Platinum Vendors will be the team leaders asking registrants to participate on their teams – fun to participate and or fun to watch and visit our vendors – eat drink and be entertained!

Friday, October 1, 2021

7:00 AM – 8:00 PM (ALL REGISTRANTS) – Matterhorn
Breakfast with Exhibitors

*7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (ALL REGISTRANTS) Join MASA for – MASA Technology Breakfast Game with Exhibitors
Where: Exhibit Hall (Matterhorn)
•Stop at the registration desk to obtain your secret number*
• Visit exhibitor booths and ask them to share their secret number with you
• If your color and number match theirs, snap a picture of you & your number, along with the vendor & their number (proving a match)
• Once you find a match, quickly come back to the registration table to show your picture, and claim your prize.
• Prizes will be awarded to the first 10 people that come back with a picture of their “match”

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM (ALL REGISTRANTS) – Matterhorn
MASA Breakfast Keynote Speaker “Positivity” Cultivating Perseverance.

How loud is the voice you are listening to? Does it lead you to persevere? This presentation will re-energize you to live fully in spite of the difficulties that come from being human. Life is harder than we expected, learn how to develop an inner voice that helps you and enhances your responses.
– Gwen Kapcia
1 hour CAIP/CASC – of IPCHs by BASC Provider # 0901 – Human Resources

 

Thank you to our breakfast keynote sponsors:

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
MASA Vendor Prize Drawings – Vendor Drawings / MASA Drawing

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1) 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Administrative Breakout 1 – Arlberg 1 (lower level)
Private Equity Process and Experience – Andrew Gwinnell
1.25 hours CAIP/CASC – of IPCHs by BASC Provider # 0901 – Financials

*Clinical Breakout 1 – Arlberg 2 (lower level)
Conditions for Coverage – A Surveyor’s Perspective – Ann Geier
1.25 hours CAIP/CASC – of IPCHs by BASC Provider # 0901 – Quality Management

Billing Breakout 1 – Aurora (lower level)
The Importance of Transitioning to an EHR in the ASC Market – Tony Lindberg, HST
AAPC – 1 CEU – Core A and CASCC

Coding Breakout 1  – Arlberg 4 (lower level)
2022 -ICD10CM Updates -Pat Schmitter, CPC, CPC-I
AAPC – 1 CEU – all except CIRCC and CPMS

Materials Breakout 1  – Arlberg 3 (lower level)
Provista Overview & Procurement Solutions – Juli Cook, Noah Dillow, Ryan Nelsen – Provista

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
BREAK

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (2) 10:45 AM – Noon

Administrative Breakout 2 – Arlberg 1 (lower level)
Sustainability in Healthcare – Varun Dixit, M.D., NAPA
1.25 hours CAIP/CASC – of IPCHs by BASC Provider # 0901 – Financials

*Clinical Breakout 2  – Arlberg 2 (lower level)
Battling the Bad Bugs! New Strategies and Updates in the Environmental Disinfection World –Deva Rea, MPH, BSN, RN, CIC – PDI
1.25 hours CAIP/CASC – of IPCHs by BASC Provider # 0901 – Delivery of Patient Care/Infection Prevention Strategies

Billing Breakout 2 – Aurora (lower level)
Revenue Cycle Metrics Part 1 – Michael Orseno, Acuet RCM
AAPC – 1 CEU – Core A and CASCC

Coding Breakout 2  – Arlberg 4 (lower level)
CPT Surgery Coding – Pat Schmitter, CPC, CPC-I
AAPC – 1 CEU – Core A and CASCC

Materials Breakout 2  – Arlberg 3 (lower level)
Unraveling the Mysteries of Biologics – Patrick Putz, MTF Biologics

Noon – 12:15 PM
BREAK

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (3) 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Administrative Breakout 3 – Arlberg 1 (lower level)
Mandating Vaccines in Healthcare Settings-A legal perspective for Employers- Deb Geroux, Butzel Long
1.25 hours CAIP/CASC – of IPCHs by BASC Provider # 0901 – Legal & Regulatory Issues

*Clinical Breakout 3  – Arlberg 2 (lower level)
The Value of Compassion – Ryan Chesterman, NAPA
1.25 hours CAIP/CASC – of IPCHs by BASC Provider # 0901 – Delivery of Patient Care

Billing Breakout 3 – Aurora (lower level)
Revenue Cycle Metrics Part 2 – Audits – Michael Orseno, Acuet RCM
AAPC – 1 CEU – Core A and CASCC

Coding Breakout 3  – Arlberg 4 (lower level)
Case Costing and Why It Matters to Billers & Coders – Scott Allen, National Medical Billing Services
AAPC – 1 CEU – Core A and CASCC

Materials Breakout 3  – Arlberg 3 (lower level)
Improve Your Profitability with a Comprehensive Pack Program – Marvella Thomas, Cardinal Health

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM LUNCH BOXES TO GO FOR ALL ATTENDEES

 

$200 registration fee MASA Members
$175 (discounted) if registering 3 or more MASA members
$350 registration fee Non-MASA Members

**Please note, we will be following all local health department rules at the time of the conference

*”This activity has been submitted to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. for approval to award contact hours. The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

Attendees understand that there are dangers, inherent and otherwise, in attending the Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association (MASA) Education Day 2021 (the “Event”) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees further understand that they are responsible for complying with all current rules, regulations, and orders of the federal, state, and local government, as well as any mandates of the Event facility and MASA, regarding COVID-19 precautions, including wearing face masks while indoors and socially distancing.  Attendees understand that attendance at the Event may result in potential exposure to COVID-19 and that COVID-19 may be transmitted to others. Attendees understand and agree that attendance at the Event is of my own free will and by attending the Event, Attendees voluntarily assume the risk of contracting COVID-19.

MASA General Membership Meeting – Monday, June 7, 2021

VIRTUAL MEETING
1:00 PM

MASA Welcome & Update
Legislative Update
C.A.R.E. Workplace Violence Boot Camp Preview
(Collaborate, Assess, Respond, Emerge)
Workplace violence continues to rise across the country, including active shooter events. Training and education in a hands on environment cements learning and improves chances of a quick response in an emergency situation. This preview includes a snapshot of many of the tools, techniques and training that you will receive in the fall of 2021- guaranteed to improve overall safety for your employees and leaders.  *Please note this is a preview of the MASA 2021 Boot Camp CARE Program Training – it is a don’t miss presentation

We will be providing BREAKOUT Sessions on the MASA website after the June 7th event.  Announcement will go out once those presentations are put in place.

2021 Advertising

Platinum – $1000.00 per year
Your logo (hyperlinked to your site) is placed in the large banner section on the home page. This is a scrolling section with a limit of 4 advertisers. This is not included in membership, it is a stand alone fee.

Gold – $500.00 per year
Your logo (hyperlinked to your site) is place in the half banner section on the home page. This is a scrolling section with a limit of 3 advertisers in each of the 2 sections. This is not included in membership, it is a standalone fee.

MASA General Membership Meeting – February 26, 2021 – VIRTUAL

MASA Membership Meeting – VIRTUAL

Friday, February 26, 2021 – 9:00 AM – Noon

$10.00 registration fee for MASA Members

DRAFT AGENDA

9:00 AM          Welcome – Tina Piotrowski

9:00 AM          MASA Update Board – Tina Piotrowski

9:05 AM          Legislative Update – Ryan Burtka

9:15 AM          KEYNOTE SPEAKER -Gwen Kapcia – Stress: We can’t avoid it; might as well talk about it.

Dealing with stressful situations on a professional and personal level is something we encounter almost every day. This presentation will provide a lighthearted approach to managing  stress and encouragement to keep moving forward. 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (2 – 1 hour sessions):

ADMIN & CLINICAL

  1. A virtual survey can accomplish multiple goals for your ASC, provide a cost efficient method to perform a mock survey, and still enjoy quality information from the review. Take a virtual tour with us as we provide an example of what a virtual mock survey will look like. (ComplianceOne)
  2. There was a nursing shortage prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and now the challenge of hiring nurses has jumped exponentially. Join this session to discover how to improve your current retention strategies and tactics to increase hiring of new employees for your ASC. (ComplianceOne)

BILLING/CODING –

  1. Creating the Ultimate Patient Experience While Strengthening Your Revenue Cycle – Technology, Consumer Protections, and Best Practices (NMBS)
  2. Total joint procedures (mdStrategies)

MATERIALS

Supply Chain- the new team sport: Can your facility make the cut?

While the pandemic showed the importance of our supply chain, it also served to spotlight its weak links. In order to make our supply chain more resilient and move up in the standings, we will review several components that are vital to success:
• Key team members and their roles
• Winning strategies to enhance your supply chain
• Tools to help you get ahead of the curve
This process must be understood and embraced throughout all levels of your organization. This presentation provides information relevant to your entire team.

Tracey Chadwell

 

December 2020 Virtual CASC Meeting

December 2020 MASA CASC CE Virtual Presentation dates

December 15 – NOON – 4:20 PM
December 18 – 10:00 AM – 2:20 PM
December 22 – 10:00 AM – 2:20 PM

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MASA General Membership Meeting – February 17, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020
Crowne Plaza Hotel
925 S. Creyts Road
Lansing, MI  48917

$30 per member
$60 per non-member

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MASA General Membership Meeting – November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019
Kellogg Center, E. Lansing

$30 per member

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

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MASA Education Day Sponsor & Exhibitor

QUICK LINKS

MASA Exhibitor Instruction email 9.13.19

Ferry Transportation

Arrival and Departure on the Island

AGENDA PDF for event

Mission Point Shipping Instructions

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MASA Education Day Facility Registration

QUICK LINKS

MASA EMAIL TO REGISTRANTS ATTENDING

Registration will open Thursday morning at 6:30 AM in the foyer of the conference center

FERRY INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION ON ISLAND INFORMATION

QUICK AGENDA

Lakeside Spa – MASA receives 15% off

MASA General Membership Meeting – November 4, 2019

KELLOGG CENTER, E. LANSING
LINCOLN ROOM

10:30 AM     Registration

11:00 AM     Meeting

12:00 Noon     Networking Lunch

12:45 – 2:30 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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MASA General Membership Meeting – June 6, 2019

KELLOGG CENTER, E. LANSING
LINCOLN ROOM

10:30 AM     Registration

11:00 AM     MASA Update

11:15 AM     Trooper Marco Jones, MSP – “Personal and Work Safety”

12:00 Noon     Networking Lunch

12:45 – 2:30 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

KELLOGG CENTER ROAD CONSTRUCTION MAP
Construction Map_Kellogg Area_Summer2019_Smaller Key

 

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MASA General Membership Meeting – March 1, 2019

KELLOGG CENTER, E. LANSING
BIG 10 C

Human Trafficking Handouts:

JATT Business Cards

What is Human Trafficking Brochure

Human Trafficking 101

Marijuana and PMLA Presentation – 3.1.2019

WC MI 2019 130% OF OCT18_ASC_CMS.xls

CMS Checklist

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MASA General Membership Meeting – November 19, 2018

KELLOGG CENTER, E. LANSING
LINCOLN ROOM

$30 Members

10:20 AM Registration

11:00 AM Program

12:00 PM Networking Lunch

12:45 – 2:30 Breakout Sessions:

ADMINISTRATIVE BREAKOUT
Margaret Curtin & Aaron Hamming – Michigan Professional Insurance Exchange

ASC- Strategies and Tools to Prevent Top Claims and Risks to Patient Safety

Identify the leading claim allegations involving ASC healthcare professionals;
Discuss the most common risks identified during an onsite risk management assessment; and
Establish a framework that promotes practical & applicable loss prevention strategies to address those risks.  Utilize toolkits to identify and reduce risks and potential patient harm

BILLING AND CODING BREAKOUT
Tim Grayewski, NRA Group
Revenue Cycle Management

CLINICAL BREAKOUT
Clinical Round table Discussion – bring your topics/issues to be answered by your network of peers

MATERIALS MANAGERS BREAKOUT
Mark Tyler, Tyler Bio-Engineering
How to Qualify Your Medical Equipment Service Vendor

MASA General Membership Meeting – June 18, 2018

KELLOGG CENTER, E. LANSING
219 S. Harrison, E. Lansing, MI 48824
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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MASA Education Day – September 27 & 28, 2018

Soaring Eagle Resort
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Facility member registration is now open


Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration now open
CLICK HERE


SHIPPING INFORMATION:

Items are NOT to be received at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort any sooner than three (3) days prior to the event. Please take this time frame into account when scheduling shipping of items.

Please address items to: Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Show Name: MASA Education Day
Guest Name: YOUR NAME
Date of Show: September 27, 2018
Location of Show (Ballroom / Entertainment Hall)
2710 Makawa Rd
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Also, please indicate on the boxes/packages the # out of # boxes. Example: 1 of 6 boxes

If boxes are to be return shipped after event, please make sure call tags are attached with boxes for return. We cannot return them if we do not have call tags. No perishable items please.

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MASA General Membership Meeting – June 18, 2018

KELLOGG CENTER, E. LANSING
219 S. Harrison, E. Lansing, MI 48824
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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MASA General Membership Meeting – March 7, 2018

KELLOGG CENTER, E. LANSING
Lincoln Room
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Registration 10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

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Member Only Meeting – December 15, 2017

Join MASA for the final 2017 Member Only Meeting

Kellogg Center, E. Lansing
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM

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MASA Education Day, September 14 & 15, 2017

MASA has reserved a room block for our registrants.  You can utilize our discounted rate if you are a registered member, vendor, sponsor or speaker prior to August 23, 2017. At that time our block will be closed.

Please call to make reservations:
888.732-4537
OR ONLINE: http://www.soaringeaglecasino.com/resort.aspx
Use Code:  MASA091317

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2017 Sponsor Exhibit

MASA has reserved a room block for our registrants.  You can utilize our discounted rate if you are a registered member, vendor, sponsor or speaker

Please call to make reservations:
888.732-4537

OR ONLINE:
Click here.
Use Code:  MASA091317

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MASA Membership Meeting – June 15, 2017

BIG 10 C
KELLOGG CENTER
E. LANSING, MI

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MASA Membership Meeting – March 17, 2017

BIG 10 C
KELLOGG CENTER
E. LANSING, MI

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MASA 2016 Education Day

October 20 & 21, 2016
Soaring Eagle Resort
Mt. Pleasant, MI

MASA has a room block at the Soaring Eagle Resort
(for MASA registrants/exhibitors/speakers only)

Please call to make reservations:
888.732-4537
Use the code: MASA101916
FIRST CLASS ROOM  $119.00