Educational Programs

2012 Annual Oration

Working Together: From Guild to Enterprise
Friday, November 30, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

History of the Oration
The MMS Annual Oration dates back to 1804 when Dr. Isaac Rand delivered his dissertation entitled, On Phthisis Pulmonalis, and the Use of the Warm Bath.  For more than 200 years, MMS orators have addressed a wide spectrum of topics germane to the evolving practice of medicine.  

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

  • Explain why it is necessary to move from a guild-like practice to an organization that encompasses more global cost and quality issues, the importance of accountability, patient safety, and population health
  • Describe their role in reducing practice variation and creating a better healthcare organization
  • Lead transitional teams to reduce redundancy in delivering care, and cut waste from, clinical practice
  • Discuss how they can become more rigorous in the implementation of practice-based guidelines

About the Orator: 

Dr. LindseyH. Eugene Lindsey, MD
President and CEO, Atrius Health 

CME Credit/Accreditation
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.

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

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

Ethics Forum

Serving Two Masters - What Practicing Cost-Conscious Medicine Means for Patient Care and the Public Trust
Friday, November 30, 2012
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Presented by the Committee on Ethics, Grievances, and Professional Standards, the Ethics Forum alerts physicians to the ethical implications of issues that arise in daily practice and offers information on issues at the intersection of ethics, medicine, and professionalism. This year's Ethics Forum will explore the relationship of cost considerations by physicians and the impact and implications these choices have on patient trust and overall care.

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

  • Describe how practicing cost-conscious medicine may affect the physician-patient relationship
  • Cite educational and training efforts necessary to prepare physicians to practice in a cost-conscious environment
  • Discuss ethical guidelines/principles that should be considered in instances where resource allocation and rationing decisions must be made by physicians
  • Indicate which individuals or organizations are best suited to make decisions on the allocation/rationing of care, given the scarcity of resources

Speaker Bios

 SabinJames Sabin, MD
Clinical Professor in the Departments of Population Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Program 
  
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MDMartin Samuels, MD
Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School 

CME Credit/Accreditation
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 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.

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

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