Massachusetts Medical Society: Massachusetts Medical Society to host Future Health: Best Practices for Advancing Care conference

Massachusetts Medical Society to host Future Health: Best Practices for Advancing Care conference

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WALTHAM – The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), with NEJM Group, will convene an in-person conference with a virtual attendance option titled “Future Health: Best Practices for Advancing Care,” from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 31 at Waltham Woods Conference Center in Waltham, Massachusetts.

This event has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for physicians and will assemble health care leaders from the Northeast to inform, educate, and share solutions that address critical challenges facing health care.

Keynote speakers include White House COVID-19 response coordinator, Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, and Marcela del Carmen, MD, MPH, president of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization.

Jha will share his thoughts on the ways in which the pandemic is affecting health care delivery, public health, and behavioral health and wellness now and moving forward. del Carmen will focus on the transformation of academic medicine and how it is changing to better serve patients and support clinicians.

“This is not only an incredible opportunity to bring together leaders from health care, the government, and our physician community, but it is critical at this juncture to learn from each other and make strides toward creating a more equitable, nimble, and sustainable health care system that leads to optimal patient outcomes,” said Theodore A. Calianos, II, MD, FACS, president of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Faculty, moderators, and guest speakers for the event include:

  • Lisa Adams, MD, associate dean for global health and director, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, NH
  • Sandro Galea, MPH, DrPH, dean and Robert A. Knox professor, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Jennifer Joe, MD, chief executive officer, Vanguard Health
  • Mark Keroack, MD, MBA, president and chief executive officer, Baystate Health
  • Namita Seth Mohta, MD, executive editor, NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery, NEJM Group
  • Ana Tuya Fulton, MD, MBA, FACP, AGSF, chief population health officer, Care New England Health System, RI
  • Eric J. Rubin, MD, PhD, editor-in-chief, The New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Group

The event will afford participating learners the opportunity to explore three professional tracks.

The Reimagining Care Delivery track will present strategies and interventions that are fundamentally changing the care delivery landscape post-pandemic. Attendees will have an opportunity to explore innovations in care delivery models, digital health transformation, and leadership reimagined in sustaining a medical practice and a health system.

The Public Health track will focus on areas designed to provide attendees opportunities to engage with expert faculty to examine transformative, innovative strategies and solutions that advance equitable access to public health information and interventions and improve our public health system’s ability to respond to current and emerging threats.

The Behavioral Health and Wellness track will focus on addressing care of self, patient psychological wholeness, and support of the health care workforce and wider communities, including marginalized communities.

To register for the event, visit For general inquiries, please email To learn more about corporate partnerships, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jay Ablondi, MMS Director of Business Development, at

The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students, supporting 25,000 members. We are dedicated to educating and advocating for the physicians of Massachusetts and patients locally and nationally. A leadership voice in health care. The MMS contributes physician and patient perspectives to influence health-related legislation at the state and federal levels, works in support of public health, provides expert advice on physician practice management, and addresses issues of physician well-being. Under the auspices of the NEJM Group, the MMS extends our mission globally by advancing medical knowledge from research to patient care through the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Evidence, NEJM Catalyst, and the NEJM Journal Watch family of specialty publications, and through our education products for health care professionals: NEJM Knowledge+, NEJM Resident 360, and our accredited and comprehensive continuing medical education programs.

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