Special Events

MMS Annual Awards Luncheon

Thursday, April 26, 12:30 to 1:30 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 for Outstanding Contributions to Medical Education, The Special Award for Excellence in Medical Service, and MMS Committee Chair Service Awards. Additionally, other 2018 award winners will be acknowledged. To read about all the awards offered by the MMS please visit

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

Thursday, April 26, 5:30 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.

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.

International Medical Graduates Annual Reception

Immigration Today: A Discussion about Relevant Immigration Issues for the Medical Field

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

This celebrated annual reception will feature a discussion on the latest information related to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and how it relates to the current state of immigration.  Immigration topics relevant to the medical field will be highlighted. Please join us for this important and informative program. 

Featured speakers include:

Katie Silvia


Stephanie Pimentel

Stephanie Pimentel

Networking Luncheon 

Friday, April 27, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.


Join your colleagues for an informal networking luncheon in the Harborview Ballroom. Weather permitting, venture out to the ship-style Harborview Deck for views of the Boston Harbor and the lively Seaport District. Pre-registration is required for this luncheon; on-site registrations will not be accepted.

Presidential Inauguration and Awards Reception and Dinner

Friday, April 27, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Dancing from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.)

Henry Dorkin, MD, FAAP, president, and Alain Chaoui, MD, FAAFP, president-elect

Join MMS leadership, your 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 Henry Dorkin, MD, FAAP, and welcome incoming MMS President Alain Chaoui, MD, FAAFP.

Food is Medicine State Plan Listening Session

Friday April 27, 2018, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Massachusetts is developing a first-in-the-nation Food is Medicine Plan to assess the need for and access to medically tailored food and nutrition interventions for patients with complex health and social needs. Physicians will play a key role in providing input into this plan, and we need your help to ensure that patients will have access to these critical interventions. 

Join us for a collaborative listening session hosted by the MMS and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School and Community Servings of Boston to learn about and give us your thoughts on how best physicians can contribute to this new plan.

Please pre-register to attend this session here.

Annual Meeting of the Society Luncheon

Saturday, April 28, 12:30 p.m.

Join your colleagues for this luncheon which includes approval of bylaws amendments, a report of the membership, and the president’s State of the Society address.

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Reference Committee Reports

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The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held on April 26-28 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center.

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Program Brochure 

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Save the Date for These Upcoming Meetings

2018 Interim Meeting - November 30 - December 1, 2018, MMS Headquarters and the Westin Hotel, Waltham

2019 Annual Meeting - May 2 - 4, 2019, Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston

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