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Local Chapter Update: Online toolkit offers meeting tips for leaders

CDI Strategies, April 28, 2016

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The online local chapter pages offer a wealth of information for those interested in getting to know CDI professionals from their state. In addition to the upcoming events listed below, you’ll find an actual calendar of events around the country and an interactive map which connects visitors to additional information such as meeting agendas, powerpoint presentations from upcoming or past events, as well as contact information for chapter leadership and in some cases chapter bylaws and other information.

There’s also a wealth of information available to local chapter leaders including the CCDS continuing information application process, local chapter agreement parameters, sample bylaws and vendor policies. For those volunteering to host a meeting or putting together the event agenda there are a host of meeting ideas on the website too.
If there are items you wish ACDIS would add to the leadership toolkit, please let us know! The Chapter Advisory Board will begin meeting in June to review and update existing items so any suggestions are welcome. For additional information, contact Melissa Varnavas, ACDIS associate editorial director, at
  • The California ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, April 27, at 9 a.m. (Pacific) via teleconference featuring Louis Grujanac, Associate Director, for Navigant, discussing the role of the physician champion. For information, email Roni Stoddard at
  • The Philadelphia/South Jersey ACDIS Chapter meets Thursday, April 28, 8-10 a.m., at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. For information, contact Gina Stewart at
  • The South Carolina ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, April 29, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Healthfinders, Coastal Grand Mall (near Dillard’s) in Myrtle Beach. Annual dues are $35; meeting dues cost $20, $35 for non-SC ACDIS Chapter members. RSVP to Mary Hopkins
  • The Indiana ACDIS Chapter is having their Spring Conference Saturday April 30, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. This conference will include three speakers CCDS continuing education credits. Registration is $22, and everyone is welcome to join the fun. For a complete agenda and any information, email Lee Walton     
  • The New Jersey ACDIS Chapter meets to discuss coding and documentation challenges related to sepsis on Thursday, May 5, 1:30-4 p.m., at Centrastate Medical Center, in Freehold. Click here to register, or for information email Deborah Gardner-Brown at
  • The Oregon Northwest Chapter of ACDIS meets Friday, May 6, at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. For information, contact Karen Gray at
  • The NYC5B (New York City) ACDIS Chapter meets Thursday, June 9, at 5:15 p.m., at Bellevue Hospital Center, featuring a presentation by Dr. Wil Lo, MD, CDIP, CCA, and Elise Sweeney, RN, CCS, CCDS. For information, visit
  • The Maine ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, June 10, at Maine General Hospital in Augusta. For information, email
  • The California ACDIS Chapter holds its second annual state-wide conference on June 17, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Good Samaritan Hospital Robert Armstrong Memorial Auditorium in San Jose. To register, visit information, email Rani V. Stoddard at  
  • The Illinois ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, June 22, 1-3:30 p.m., at AMITA LaGrange Hospital. For information, contact
  • The Tennessee ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, July 15, at LifePoint Health in Brentwood, Tennessee. For information, contact Sherri Clark

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