2017 Annual Meeting

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The 2017 MMS Annual Meeting was held April 27-29 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston. The 2017 theme was "The Winding Road of Addition: Hope on the Horizon."


News and Speeches

  • Physicians: People Who Care for People June 2, 2017

    In this video, we ask, why become a doctor? To improve quality of life for families, says Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, who decided her path in life at age three! She's made good on that commitment by specializing in care for patients with obesity...and by advocating for patients with chronic...

  • Patients and Policy: One Physician's Approach to Advocacy May 22, 2017

    In this video, Dr. David Rosman from Massachusetts General Hospital talks about how physicians impact their patients' lives every day, but getting involved in advocacy allows doctors to impact millions of patients around the state, and even across the country.

  • Get to Know MMS President Dr. Dorkin May 2, 2017

    In this video, get to know Dr. Dorkin (Boston Children's Hospital; 2017-2018 President of the MMS) - why did he become a doctor, and why does he believe physicians have a voice in advocacy?

  • 2017 Annual Meeting Special Edition May 2, 2017

    The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Medical Society, April 27­–29, 2017, brought together hundreds of physicians, residents, and medical students from across the state to consider specific resolutions on public health, health care delivery, and organizational administration.

  • Massachusetts Medical Society Expands Advocacy on Opioid Crisis May 1, 2017

    With the opioid epidemic continuing to grow as a public health epidemic, physicians of the Massachusetts Medical Society have expanded their advocacy in response to the crisis by adopting additional policies at their annual meeting in Boston on April 29.

  • Sandra Delgado of Marion is elected President of the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance May 1, 2017

    Sandra Delgado of Marion has been elected president of the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance, an organization that supports and promotes health care and medical education among the citizens of the Commonwealth in conjunction with the Massachusetts Medical Society, the statewide...

  • Henry L. Dorkin, M.D. Presidential Acceptance Speech April 28, 2017

    I thank you for your support and am honored to be the 135th President of the Massachusetts Medical Society. With recognition of the serious responsibility that goes with the title, let me assure you that the goals of the medical society, both members and staff, are also my goals...

  • Henry L. Dorkin, M.D. is elected 2017-2018 president of Massachusetts Medical Society April 27, 2017

    Henry L. Dorkin, M.D. of Newton was elected 2017-2018 President of the Massachusetts Medical Society at the organization’s annual meeting on April 27 and will lead the statewide professional organization of 25,000 physicians and medical students as its top officer for the next year.

  • President’s Report to the House of Delegates April 27, 2017

    President's Report to the House of Delegates - James S. Gessner, M.D., President, Massachusetts Medical Society - 2017 Annual Meeting, April 27, 2017

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