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All information on this page is accurate, however we will be updating information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.


Before the Meeting


How do I register?

Registration for the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting is now open.

The 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting will be conducted via Zoom. This limited virtual meeting will be held to conduct essential business and transition of leadership, in accordance with the MMS Bylaws which require two days of meetings (May 29-30, 2020).

Please note: A separate registration is required for each session. Please register for each session you plan to attend.

Zoom online polling system requirements: poll/votes require use of a personal computer/laptop, or smart device

Questions about registration? Please email annual@mms.org.


How do I use Zoom?

For information about using Zoom, please click here.


What is the meeting registration cancellation policy for my meeting registration?

A full refund will be provided to attendees who cancel prior to the start of the Annual Meeting.


Does attendance at virtual HOD sessions count towards the delegate attendance requirement?

Yes.


During the Meeting


    How many CME hours can I earn for attending the Annual Meeting?

    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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    Do I need a computer to attend the HOD and Annual Meeting of the Society sessions?

    In order for your name to appear as an attendee (for attendance credit) and to participate in voting in Zoom, you must use a computer/device. Phone calls from land lines will not count for attendance and voting is not possible.


    Do I have to have Zoom on my computer prior to the meeting?

    You do not have to download Zoom onto your computer but it’s useful. Or, When you register you will receive a link to the meeting. Click on the link the day of the meeting. If you don’t have Zoom downloaded, you’ll be prompted to “run” Zoom.

    For the best virtual experience:

    Please install the Zoom Client (or if you already have it, confirm it is version 5.0 or higher: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362393-Viewing-the-Zoom-version-number) before Wednesday, May 27. Please check with your helpdesk staff to confirm that it’s ok to install it if you are using a work/school/hospital computer to join the Zoom meeting.

    Computer: (“Zoom Client”) https://zoom.us/download

    Smartphone/Tablet: search your app store for “Zoom Cloud Meetings”

    Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307

    Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings&hl=en_US


    Will I be able to speak during the HOD sessions and/or Annual Education Program?

    No. All attendees will be muted but can use the Q&A option in Zoom to communicate with the hosts. The HOD speakers will quickly review that feature at the meeting.


    After the Meeting


    Will I be able to provide feedback about the meeting?

    Yes. All CME course evaluations will be conducted electronically. An email will be sent within 5–7 days after the meeting to the email address we have on file. In addition, if you have specific feedback about the meeting, please email us at annual@mms.org.



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