Special Events

Special Events

MMS Annual Awards Luncheon


Thursday, April 27, 1:00 p.m.

Massachusetts physicians make valuable contributions to their patients and communities, whether as medical students preparing for a career in medicine or as practicing/retired physicians. This Awards Luncheon acknowledges and honors physicians and community advocates for their outstanding achievements. Awards presented at this luncheon include: The Henry Ingersoll Bowditch Award for Excellence in Public Health, The Grant V. Rodkey Award, The Special Award for Excellence in Medical Service, Community Clinicians of the Year, and MMS Committee Chair Service Awards. To read about all awards offered by the MMS please  click here

President’s Reception and The Nancy N. Caron Annual Member Art Exhibit and Silent Auction 

Thursday, April 27, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Art exhibit and silent auction opens at 3:00 p.m.; reception begins at 5:30 p.m.) 

Sponsored by the Arts, History, Humanism, and Culture Member Interest Network and the MMS and Alliance Charitable Foundation. 

Art AM17 

Enjoy the creative and artistic talents of MMS members and their families at The Nancy N. Caron Annual Member Art Exhibit and Silent Auction, which supports the MMS and Alliance Charitable Foundation* through funds raised by the silent auction. 


*The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. For more information about The Foundation, please  click here  

International Medical Graduates Annual Reception

The Impact of Immigration Law on Graduate Medical Education and Patient Care

Thursday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the International Medical Graduate Section

Plan on gathering for this important and informative program where Michael J. Rosenblum, MD, FACP, Director, UMMS-Baystate Internal Medicine Residency Programs, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, will present on this timely topic.

Presidential Inauguration and Awards Reception and Dinner

Friday, April 28, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Dancing from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.)


Henry L. Dorkin, MD, president-elect and James S. Gessner, MD, president 

Join MMS leadership, fellow colleagues, award winners, and invited guests for an evening of camaraderie, fine dining, and dancing at the Presidential Inauguration and Awards Reception and Dinner. A cocktail reception starts off the evening, followed by the Presidential Inauguration and the annual presentation of the most prestigious MMS awards.  

Cap off the night with music and dancing as we bid farewell to outgoing MMS President James Gessner, MD, and welcome incoming MMS President Henry Dorkin, MD.

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Reference Committee Reports

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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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