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The Northern Illinois Chapter of
AHDI has been in existence since 1978. Saturday symposia are held
once a year at various places throughout the
northern Illinois area. Physicians or other health care professionals speak on
pertinent topics, and sometimes a nonmedical professional (i.e., lawyer, social service worker) will provide information regarding other issues of interest to medical transcriptionists. These lectures usually are enhanced by audiovisual aid supplements, and they provide continuing education credits
(CECs) which CMTs, RHITs and RHIAs need to keep their certification or accreditation current. (Note:
You do NOT have to be credentialed to be a member of NIC.) Meals are included, and of course a side benefit is the opportunity for socializing and networking with other medical transcriptionists.
NICís newsletter, Northern Lytes, published bimonthly, is packed full of information, reports, and ads of interest. A
directory including names, addresses, and phone numbers of members is distributed on a yearly basis.
Last Updated 02/23/2013