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  1. WVSSA members who pay individually should have received a notice for both their 2012 ASA and WVSSA dues. Groups who pay for all their members should have received a group notice. ASA staff is now providing this service to WVSSA members. For the first time it allows our members the option of paying dues by credit card, something that our society was too small to set up at a reasonable cost. Combined billing also allows dues payments for both societies at the same time. Membership in both the national and state (component) societies is required to belong to either one. Find membership information at,
  2. The WVSSA website is The ASA website is Members can find useful information on each site.
  3. WVSSA meetings for 2012:
    • Informal meeting at the WVSMA annual business meeting in Charleston, WV, Feb 4-5, for any WVSSA members attending. Please let the WVSSA secretary/treasurer know if you plan to attend.
    • At ASA Legislative Conference in Washington DC, April 30-May 2. Find meeting information as it becomes available at, WVSSA provides partial support for members who attend this conference and make congressional visits. Please let the WVSSA secretary/treasurer know to register you, if you plan to attend. We like to have members from each of the three WV congressional districts attend.
    • Annual Educational and Business meeting at The Greenbrier, August 25-26. This meeting is held in conjunction with the WVSMA annual legislative conference. Find more information when it becomes available at, At the ASA Annual Meeting in Washington DC, October 13-17.
  4. Congratulations to WVSSA members. More than half contributed to the ASA PAC during 2011. WV had the third highest participation rate among states. Find information about the PAC at,
  5. WVSSA members participated in great numbers in the educational and governance activities at the 2011 ASA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The WVSSA reception was well-attended.  Find a report on the meeting in the February issue of the ASA Newsletter, or contact any of the ASA delegates.

2012 WVSSA officers and their e-address:

President/Delegate          Brian Grose, MD –
President-Elect                 Michael Panger, MD –
Secretary-Treasurer        Robert Johnstone, MD –
Director                             Alex Skaff, MD –
Alt Dir/Delegate               David Graf, MD –
Alt Delegate                      Donna Slayton, MD –
Alt Delegate                      Russell Stewart, MD –


Robert Johnstone, MD
WVSSA Secretary

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