The 153rd annual Michigan State Medical Society House of Delegates meeting will take place on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Henry Autograph Collection, Dearborn. Highlights of the weekend include:
- A reception and dinner honoring Betty S. Chu, MD, MBA, will begin at 6:30 pm on Saturday. Spouses and guests are welcome to attend. Dress for the banquet is black tie optional. If you would like to purchase tickets for this event, please do so when you complete your registration at www.msms.org/hod.
- Medical Association of Georgia President-elect Rutledge Forney, MD, will share their experiences in governance remodeling and what they see next for associations. Following that presentation, MSMS Speaker of the House Theodore Jones, MD, who also chaired the board task force that led to our current organizational remodeling work, will facilitate discussion of the nine recommendations and the action steps that the MSMS Board has begun. Many of these recommendations would be opportunities for collaboration with county medical societies in partnering on innovations and experimental pilots to learn more about why and how physicians will join organized medicine into the future.
- Carl Christensen, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine will provide two free hours of CME on pain and opioid management.
- Jack Resneck Jr., MD, Chair-elect of the American Medical Association will present the AMA’s organizational priorities at the annual Town Hall. Delegates will have the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions on the AMA’s national initiatives.
- Reference Committees will take testimony on Saturday from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. Final action on all resolutions will be taken by the delegates on Sunday morning from 8:00 am until approximately 11:00 am.
Information about the annual meeting including the handbook, hotel information, and how to RSVP, can be located at msms.org/hod.