MAMES conference packs crowd

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WELCH, Minn. – This year’s fall conference of the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services & Supplies saw a 40% spike in attendance compared to last year’s, the state association reports. The 2017 MAMES Fall Excellence in HME Conference, which concluded Oct. 6, also saw a perfect 4.0 score from attendees. “While the addition of MAMES members (from Wisconsin) accounted for almost half of the increase in attendance, we were still up over 20%,” said Rose Schafhauser, executive director of MAMES, which took in the Wisconsin HME state association earlier this year. This year’s conference, sponsored by 27 companies, featured new educational programs for retail, reimbursement and rehab, as well as a “Speed Dating Round Table.” The conference also hosted inspirational speakers like Matthew Sanford of Mind Body Solutions.