Massachusetts Medical Society: Massachusetts Medical Society Specialty Management Services

Massachusetts Medical Society Specialty Management Services

Under the auspices of the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), Specialty Management Services (SMS) provides cost-effective management and administrative assistance to specialty societies and other medical organizations. SMS consists of a dedicated team of association management professionals who are committed to each client organiza­tion’s goals, values, and success.

Principal Areas of Activity:

  • Membership Management: Recruitment, retention, database management, dues invoicing and processing.
  • Education Meeting and Event Planning: Meeting and event planning, including development, promotion, implementation, registration management, exhibitor recruitment and CME accreditation.
  • Administration: Comprehensive management support for board and committee functions, including meeting planning, on-site staffing and minutes.
  • Member Communications: Management of newsletters and website content, as well as service of individual member inquiries and requests.
  • Advocacy and Strategic Alliances: Support the development of alliances between local organizations, national associations, advocacy groups and the MMS that promote physicians in their practices and quality care for patients. 

Leveraging more than twenty years of experience, the SMS team works with a client organization’s board of directors and executive leadership to meet each client’s specific priorities and objectives. 

Current clients include eleven state specialty societies, one state physician organization and four regional specialty societies. Three of the regional specialty societies are accredited through the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide CME credits.

Additional Advantages of Contracting with SMS:

  • Fully furnished and equipped offices that include computers, software, photocopiers, telephones, and fax equipment
  • Access to a fully equipped conference center and preferential rates on meeting room and catering fees
  • On-site technical support, plus digital printing and copying services
  • All utilities covered, including telephone expenses
  • Reduced CME joint providership and accreditation fees
  • Support staff available Monday through Friday, and on weekends as required for educational programs
  • All human resource services, including reviews, hiring, and transitions
  • Continuity of staff coverage
  • All employee benefits provided and administered 

For more information, contact Specialty Management Services: 
Phone: (781) 434-7316
Fax: (781) 464-4896

Association Clients

  • Indian Medical Association of New England
  • Massachusetts Section, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Massachusetts Chapter, American College of Physicians
  • Massachusetts Medical Directors Association
  • Massachusetts Association of Practicing Urologists
  • Massachusetts Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Massachusetts Gastroenterologists Association
  • Massachusetts Neurological Association
  • Massachusetts Psychiatric Society
  • Massachusetts Radiological Society
  • Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncologists
  • Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgery
  • New England Dermatological Society
  • New England Orthopedic Society
  • New England Otolaryngological Society
  • New England Roentgen Ray Society

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