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Forms Talk - The BFMA Newsletter

AUGUST 2010 


From the President

Program Council
Forms & Technology Conference
Sept. 13 - 15

Canadian Forms Institute
Nov. 8 - 9

We Want to Hear You Speak

CFSP Study Group It's Not Too Late

The Importance Of CFSP Certification

Industry News
An Interesting Electronic Health Records Article

Calendar of Events

Membership Council
The Many Levels of Membership

Utilize BFMA's Website Features

Association News
Many Opportunities To Volunteer

Attend The Next BFMA Board Meeting

Join One Of BFMA's Forums

View BFMA Website Tutorials Online




Adobe Systems, Inc.


Amgraf Incorporated

Avoka Technologies  


Easel Solutions (Formerly TechEd)

Essociates Group, Inc.

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BFMA on Facebook

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Lisa Lee, CEBS, FLMI

Well, you know how the song goes. With a nod to our friends in Australia, for most of us it’s summertime and I hope the livin’ is easy for you. If I may, let me slip in a wee bit of business while you sip on that lemonade.

Getting Our Priorties In Line



BFMA's Forms & Technology Conference On the Horizon

Does your responsibility include documents in addition to forms? You will find that the Forms & Technology Conference provides the latest trends, techniques and management strategies designed to help create, deliver and manage a better performing transactional document.

One Of BFMA's Premier Events

Canadian Forms Institute - Ottawa

Are you a responsible for implementing, overseeing, or working within a Forms Management Program at your organization? If the answer is yes then the Canadian Forms Institute - Ottawa has just what you need to help establish reliable standards for your new program or simply to help fine-tune your existing program. During the two-day event attendees will be provided with highly valuable information on Canadian Form Standards and Forms Management Best Practices that will aid attendees in understanding the critical importance of the Forms Management function and how to communicate that importance to senior management.

Learn About the Event and Register

We Want to Hear You Speak

Do you have expertise to share? Have you participated in an interesting project? Forms people love to learn from the experts as well as from the experience of their peers. If you have a particular subject that you believe would be of interest to your peers and would like the opportunity to present, either in person or online, complete a Presentation Application.

Share Your Experiences



CFSP Study Group - It Isn't Too Late!

Margaret Tassin, CFSP, CDC
CFSP Coordinator

The Certified Form Systems Professional (CFSP) study group began on Wednesday, August 4, but it isn't too late for you to join! Participate in the study group as we learn about forms in general and prepare for the CFSP exam.

Join The 13-Week Study Group

How Important is Certification?

Bill Hill, CFC, CFSP
FSCB Chair

By the time you read this, the first meeting of the CFSP Study Group has occurred. Although many important organizational items were discussed that laid out the format and processes to be followed, it is not too late to join the study group! I still implore you to join the study group and take this serious step toward certification.

Quickly Changing Industries Require Experts



Electronic Health Records: How-to for Hospitals

Ray Killam, CFSP, CFC
President Emeritus

The recent PSDA Print Solutions magazine newsletter published the following article that should be of keen interest to forms professionals working for a health care organization:

A Guidance Document For
C-Level Executives


CFSP Study Group
08/04/2010 - 11/03/2010

Forms & Technology Conference
09/13/2010 - 09/15/2010

CFSP Exam Application Deadline

Canadian Forms Institute - Ottawa
11/08/2010 - 11/09/2010

Canadian Forms Institute - Vancouver
02/21/2011 - 02/22/2011

Symposium - Baltimore



Did You Know BFMA Offers the Following Membership Categories?

Sherry Reid, CHIM
Director of Member Relations

Did you know... that for only about $14 per month, a BFMA membership offers the business skills, education, and support network that information workers need to be successful?

BFMA's Annual Dues Structure

All Member Benefits

Margaret Tassin, CFSP, CDC
VP Chapter and Member Relations

The BFMA website has some fantastic features for members only. These resources are automatically viewable to you if you are signed in at the BFMA site.  Look at the blue menu column on the left side for "BFMA Members Only" and you will find some great things!

Gain Access to These Great Resources



Volunteer Opportunities

Margaret Tassin, CFSP, CDC
VP Chapter and Member Relations

BFMA is an association of like-minded members, all professionals wanting to learn more and do a better job. There are many volunteer opportunitites in BFMA to make it a better association and to do the work of the association. We need your help! Check out some of these great projects and give us a call!

The More You Put In, The More You Get Out

All Members Invited

Al Weisner
VP, Administration

The Forms and Technology Conference in Chicago will be the site of the fall board meeting. Many attendees at the conference make it a good time to conduct business of the association. Members are welcome to attend the board meeting that will be held on Wednesday afternoon September 15 after the conference concludes and on Thursday morning September 16 from 8 a.m. until noon.

Attend the BFMA Board Meeting In Chicago

Get involved with the BFMA Forums!

If you have questions or if you have the answers, get involved in the discussions with other forms professionals on the BFMA forums. In the past, BFMA has provided the listserv, FormSpace, which has been a wonderful resource. This service will soon be replaced due to the extended features available with the BFMA forums. FormSpace Archives from 2010 are available to members on the BFMA Members Only menu of the website.

Subscribe to the Forums

Website Tutorials Now Available

At the beginning of the year BFMA introduced a new website. This website has a number of valuable features available to members. BFMA Headquarters has been offering live demonstrations on those features. Recently a number of tutorials have been added to the website for members to view at any time. These tutorials will show you the available features and give you an introduction on how to use them. Some of the tutorials include working with your profiles, using the BFMA forums, and accessing member only areas.

Take Advantage of BFMA's Newest Website Features

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