Massachusetts Medical Society: 2019 Annual Education Program and Shattuck Lecture

2019 Annual Education Program and Shattuck Lecture

Friday, May 3, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Annual Education Program
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Shattuck Lecture 

Pre-Registration for this Live event has closed. You may register on-site beginning May 2nd. If you would like to register for the Webinar, please email

Program fees listed below

Annual Education Program: Restoring the Art of Medicine: The Power of Physician Wellness


Program Description

More than 50 percent of US physicians report significant symptoms of burnout, and evidence indicates that this public health crisis is growing quickly. Join the Massachusetts Medical Society and our distinguished faculty as we address the issues and challenges around physician burnout and discuss ways by which we can restore physician wellness and joy of practice at our 2019 MMS Annual Education Program. Woven through the program, playwright Michael Milligan will perform a multi-layered perspective on a physician in crisis.

Program Resources

A Crisis in Health Care: A Call to Action on Physician Burnout

Report and Recommendations of the Workgroup on Physician Wellness and Burnout

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify professional, institutional, and systemic factors that contribute to physician burnout and the potential consequences to patient care
  2. Develop and implement strategies for professional, institutional, and systemic reforms to mitigate physician burnout
  3. Describe ways in which the Federation of State Medical Boards and the State Medical Boards are addressing physician burnout, improving wellness, and reducing the stigma of accessing mental healthcare    

Shattuck Lecture & Conversation: Future of Care: A Call to Collaboration 

Moderator and Lecturer

Lecture Description

The Shattuck Lecture is sponsored by the MMS Committee on Publications and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dating back to 1890, this annual lecture is to be presented by “some suitable person or persons, of historical or other essays on the climate of said commonwealth, on the diseases of its inhabitants, and on such other subjects as the said society or its government may select.” 

Amid high anxiety about health care costs, a shifting health care landscape, and an epidemic of professional burnout, the future of care must focus on the patient. Clinicians and health care organizations must embrace patient-centered guiding principles including cross-sector teamwork to address an array of 21st-century challenges. A look into the profession’s history points to a contemporary path where providers develop rewarding careers while fulfilling a vocation of service that advances care for patients. 

The 2019 Shattuck Lecture will focus on the future of care and will be delivered by John Noseworthy, MD, president and CEO emeritus of Mayo Clinic. Dr. Noseworthy served as president and CEO from 2009 to 2018, leading one of the largest not-for-profit, academic health systems in the United States, with $12 billion in annual revenues and 68,000 employees.  Following the lecture, Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD, editor-in-chief, New England Journal of Medicine, will engage in a discussion with Dr. Noseworthy. Learning Objectives

Apply patient-centered guiding principles, including cross-section teamwork that will advance patient care in today’s challenging healthcare environment 

Accreditation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study

Program Fees

This program is offered in two formats – a live event and a webinar.  Fees for the event are the following:

MMS Members - $195 ( Educational vouchers may be applied as payment)

MMS Res/Student Members - Complimentary

MMS Alliance - Complimentary

Physician Non Members - $380      

Allied Health - $195

Other - $195

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