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Starting with the 2017 Annual Meeting, each attendee’s badge will have a quick response, or QR, code on the reverse side. A QR code is a type of matrix barcode used on gate passes, nutrition labels, and for marketing purposes. The QR code appearing on the back of your badge is programmed with your name and your MMS Member ID number (if you are an MMS member).  Attendees will “scan-in” to record their attendance at CME events at the Interim and Annual Meetings. Please see this informational flyer for more details. Please contact continuingeducation@mms.org if you have any questions.

Ethics Forum

Thursday, April 27, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Program Description

Presented by the Committee on Ethics, Grievances, and Professional Standards, the Ethics Forum challenges physicians to identify and resolve ethical issues that may arise in their everyday practice. It further explores the ethical implications of these issues on the core tenets of medicine and professionalism. The emphasis of this year’s forum is on ethical considerations facing physicians brought about by the pharmaceutical industry and their pricing practices.

Forum Speakers
      

Aaron Kesselheim Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital




Sarah EdmondSarah K. Emond, MPP
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER)





Forum Objectives:

As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe factors contributing to the pricing of pharmaceuticals in the United States
  • Discuss the ethical implications various of pricing strategies 
  • Examine potential methods for regulators, industry professionals, and physicians to address the rising costs of prescription drugs 

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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.

Annual Education Program

Friday, April 28, 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Program Description:

NEJM Group Continuing Education has convened international experts to present the 2017 MMS Annual Education Program. Using lifelong research and experience, our faculty will mine the pathology of addiction highlighting the medical, psychological, socioeconomic, and environmental contributors to this disease. With this underlying knowledge, they will explore complementary and alternative therapies that lead to a better understanding of this illness and to greater hope for effective treatment and prevention.


Dr. James S. Gessner

James S. Gessner, MD, Program Moderator
President, Massachusetts Medical Society






MarcusHeiligMarkus Heilig, MD, PhD 
Professor of Neuro Psychiatry and Founding Director, Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience (CSAN),  Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden





GaborMateGabor Maté, MD 
Bestselling Author, Co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada 



A.Thomas McLellanA. Thomas McLellan, PhD  
Chair of the Board and Co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA




Mishka TerplanMishka Terplan MD, MPH, FACOG, FASAM
Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry, Associate Director Addiction Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

 



Activity Objectives:

After participating in this activity, you should be able to:

  • Explain how drugs affect the brain's reward circuit and the role brain science plays in addiction
  • Describe the contributing role of stress and trauma in people with addiction
  • Discuss 2–3 evidence-based approaches to substance use disorder treatment currently available
  • List best practices for stigma reduction techniques

 

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


AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 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 of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study, including 4 credits in effective pain management and prescribing of controlled substances.


 

Shattuck Lecture and Luncheon

Personalized Medicine or Precision Medicine

12:30 p.m. Luncheon

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Lecture

Lecture Description

The annual Shattuck Lecture is organized by the New England Journal of Medicine.  This year’s Shattuck Lecture, Personalized Medicine or Precision Medicine, will be delivered by Philip A. Sharp, PhD. Dr. Sharp is institute professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and member of the Department of Biology and the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. He joined the Center for Cancer Research (now the Koch Institute) in 1974 and served as its director for six years, from 1985 to 1991, before taking over as head of the Department of Biology, a position he held for the next eight years.  His research interests have centered on the molecular biology of gene expression relevant to cancer and the mechanisms of RNA splicing.  His landmark work in 1977 provided the first indications of “discontinuous genes” in mammalian cells.  This discovery fundamentally changed scientists’ understanding of gene structure and earned Dr. Sharp the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.  

History of the Shattuck Lecture 
The first Shattuck Lecture, presented in 1890 by Dr. George Brune Shattuck, son of MMS president Dr. George Cheyne Shattuck (1836–1840), addressed Influenza in Massachusetts. This annual lecture, organized by the MMS Committee on Publications, 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.” Dr. Philip Sharp, director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration, will present the 127th historic lecture.


Lecturer:

Philip Sharp.

Philip A. Sharp, PhD
Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Cambridge, MA

 

Activity Objectives:

After participating in this activity, you should be able to:

  • Explain the difference between precision medicine and personalized medicine
  • Discuss the current status and future promise of nucleic acid–based therapeutic agents, in particular those using the RNA-interference and microRNA pathways
  • Describe the process of translating a new biological discovery into a therapeutic modality

 

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


AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Bleeding Control for the Injured/Stop the Bleed Training 
Presented by MMS and its Committee on Preparedness

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Friday, April 28, 2017

          Session 1:  2:30 – 3:15 pm

          Session 2:  3:30 – 4:15 pm  


There is no charge to attend this course, but space is limited!  To register please follow this link:    www.massmed.org/stb

Description

Course Attendees Learn Bleeding Control Strategies to Increase Victim Survival

During many emergencies bystanders are often the first on the scene before the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS) responders.  A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to act quickly to stop the bleeding. 

In October 2015, the Obama Administration launched the “Stop the Bleed” campaign to provide bystanders of emergency situations with the tools and knowledge to stop life threatening bleeding.  The “Stop the Bleed” campaign puts knowledge gained by first responders and the military, into the hands of the public to help save lives.  The goal of this initiative is to build national resilience and save lives by empowering bystanders to be aware of the simple steps that can be taken to stop or slow life threatening bleeding, and to promote public access to Bleeding Control Kits.  The course will teach the techniques of bleeding control as recommended by the Hartford Consensus and as taught in the Bleeding Control for the Injured Course developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians.

This 45 minute session for clinicians will teach hemorrhage control in the field to increase victim survival. 

Activity Objectives:

After participating in this activity, you should be able to:

  1. Correctly control junctional exsanguination

  2. Correctly control limb exsanguination

  3. Correctly identify the most common mistakes made when controlling junctional and limb hemorrhage.

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement:  

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates each live activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Registration Fee: No charge

Registration Options:  
To register, link, click on the registration button or call 800-843-6356. 

Acknowledgement of in-Kind Commercial Support

We would like to acknowledge the support for this activity provided by:

* Combat Medical Systems which donated tourniquets and provided staff for training

We are also grateful for:  Physicians Insurance Agency of Massachusetts which donated funds for the purchase of tourniquets.


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Save the Date for These Upcoming Meetings

2017 Interim Meeting- December 1-2, 2017, at MMS Headquarters and the Westin Hotel, Waltham

2018 Annual Meeting- April 26-28, 2018 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston
 

Program Brochure 

2017 Annual Meeting Brochure Download the 2017 Annual Meeting Program Brochure (.pdf, 3 pages)

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